Only the sixth three-time Academic All-American in UCSD history, and just the first three-time first-teamer.
AS A SENIOR IN 2015
Capital One Academic All-America First Team ... Capital One Academic All-District 8 First Team ... Team captain ... UCSD Male Outstanding Senior Student-Athlete ... One of six recipients of the Chancellor's Scholar-Athlete Award for having the highest grade-point averages among graduating seniors ... CCAA Spring All-Academic ... On third and final attempt at 15'11.25" on final day of CCAA Championships (5/2) in San Francisco, needed a clearance to give the UCSD men their first CCAA title in program history, and his successful vault clinched the banner as the Tritons ended rival Chico State's 11-year reign atop the league ... Ultimately placed third in the pole vault at CCAA meet.
AS A JUNIOR IN 2014
Capital One Academic All-America First Team ... USTFCCCA All-Region (pole vault) ... Capital One Academic All-District 8 First Team ... USTFCCCA All-Academic ... CCAA All-Academic ... Team captain ... UCSD National Student-Athlete Day honoree ... UCSD Athletics All-Academic Team ... Represented UCSD at the CCAA Championships in the pole vault ... Recorded a season-best mark of 15'11" at the San Diego Challenge.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2013
Capital One Academic All-America First Team ... USTFCCCA All-Region (pole vault) ... Capital One Academic All-District 8 First Team ... Honored with the Elite 89 award for NCAA Division II men's outdoor track and field for being the participating student-athlete with the highest grade-point average (3.97) at the finals site ... USTFCCCA All-Academic ... CCAA All-Academic ... UCSD Athletics All-Academic Team ... Competed at the NCAA Championships in Pueblo, Colo. in the pole vault, finishing 10 slots higher than his initial share of the 19th seed in a tie for ninth after clearing a height of 16'2.75" (5/25) ... Reached the NCAA Championships upon clearing a personal-best height of 16'3.5" to win the pole vault at the Azusa Pacific Last Chance Qualifier (5/11), placing him third on UCSD's all-time top-10 list for that specialty.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2012
UCSD Athletics All-Academic Team ... Did not compete.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2011
CCAA All-Academic ... At the Mangrum Invitational, had the top mark in the pole vault at 14'10.75" ... Competed at the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational, finishing in fifth place in the pole vault after clearing 15'3" ... Cleared 15'1" to best the field at the Soka Peace Invitational ... Finished seventh at the Triton Invitational in the pole vault with a leap of 14'8.25" ... Had the fourth-best mark in the pole vault (14'5") at the Rossi Relays ... Also took fourth at the San Diego Collegiate Challenge (14'3") ... Finished the CCAA Championships in the pole vault with a final mark of 14'6", giving him a sixth-place finish overall.
A 2010 graduate of Loyola High School of Los Angeles ... Won the pole vault event at the CIF-SS Division II Prelims with a final mark of 14'6" as a senior (2010) ... Took third in the pole vault at the CIF-SS Divisional Finals and fourth at the CIF-SS Masters Meet, clearing a top height of 15'0" at both meets during his senior year (2010) ... Finished third overall in the pole vault finals at the California State Meet CIF upon clearing a personal-best height of 15'9" after placing fifth in the prelims with a mark of 15'3" during his final season with the Cubs (2010) ... Had a top indoor mark of 14'10" in the pole vault, which he earned at the National Pole Vault Summit in Reno, Nev., during his last season at LHS (2010).
Born Aug. 11, 1991 in Santa Monica ... Parents are Robin and Debra Rosser ... Has two siblings named Joelle and Nathan ... Majoring in environmental engineering at Muir College ... Hanging out at nationals was a memorable moment ... Hobbies include beach volleyball and backpacking ... Roots for the Tritons ... Lists Ukrainian pole vault legend Sergey Bubka as his favorite athlete ... Favorite movie is The Shawshank Redemption ... Listens to comedy podcasts ... Loves Tito's Tacos ... Coach Mike and Benji are his greatest influences.
2013 NCAA Division II Championships
Pole Vault - 16'2.75" (Finals) - T9th Place