JO'L GERARDOT (JOLE jur-ARE-dough)
Ind: Redshirt Freshman, Out: Redshirt Freshman
Ft. Wayne, Ind. (Northrop HS)
BD: 8/24/79 (Ft. Wayne, Ind.)
1999: Did not compete... Redshirted entire year.
HIGH SCHOOL/PREP: Six-time All-American in the pole vault... Two individual state championships... Three-time conference and regional champion.... 1998 runner-up at the indoor national championships... 1997 runner-up in the outdoor national championships... Finished third outdoors in 1998... Member of the Northrop 1997 team state championship... 1998 team runner-up at the state championships... Holds Northrop High pole vault record. High School Coach: Bobby Shank. PREP BESTS: PV: 16-7
"BEYOND THE STATS": Fifth of 11 children in his family... Has six brothers: Seth, Shae, Jordan, Jae, Shori and Sheldon; and four sisters: Joell, Sara, Jyll and Seyla... Person he admires most is his high school coach Bobby Shank, who remains a key coach in his career... Son of George and Vicki Gerardot... Born Jo'l Michale Gerardot on August 24, 1979 in Ft. Wayne, Ind. MAJOR: Therapeutic Recreation, minor in Gerontology.