|Sports:||Cross Country, Track & Field|
Jamie Pollard enters the UW-Oshkosh Athletic Hall of Fame after enjoying an exceptional distance running career for the Titans.
As a varsity letter winner on the men's cross country team from 1983 to 1986, Pollard was a member of the first UW-Oshkosh squad to qualify for the NCAA Division III Championship. He also established himself as the school's first All-American in the sport.
At the WSUC Championship, Pollard helped UW-Oshkosh to a fifth-place finish in 1983, a fourth-place finish in 1984, a second-place finish in 1985 and a fourth-place finish in 1986. Pollard and his UW-Oshkosh teammates emerged on the national level in 1985 and the result was a seventh-place finish for the Titans and an 81st-place finish for himself. Pollard qualified individually for the NCAA Division III Championship the following season and the result was All-America status, a 24th-place finish.
The Oshkosh native had an outstanding career in track & field, culminated by a 5,000-meter run title at the 1987 NCAA Division III Outdoor track & Field Championship. His time of 14:31.20 in the race established a school record, one that stood for 10 years. Pollard, who received varsity letters in track & field in 1984, 1986 and 1987, helped UW-Oshkosh to two second-place finishes, one third-place finish and one fourth-place finish at the WSUC indoor and outdoor championships.
Since graduating from UW-Oshkosh in 1987, Pollard has utilized his education and athletic backgrounds to complement each other for a career in athletic administration. Pollard presently resides in Madison, where he is the associate director of athletics at the University of Wisconsin. He returned to his home state after holding similar positions at St. Louis University (Mo.) from 1989-94 and the University of Maryland from 1994-98.