Jamieson on Mitchell Award watch list
Former Cassville Wildcat Aaron Jamieson is on the preseason watch list for the Fred Mitchell Outstanding Placekicker Award. Jamieson was a semifinalist for the prestigious award last year when he was an honorable mention All-MIAA kicker for the University of Central Missouri.
The award is named for Fred Mitchell, the record-setting place-kicker, Wittenberg University Athletic Hall of Famer, author, philanthropist and Chicago Tribune sports columnist. The recipient of the Fred Mitchell Award will be chosen based on excellence on the football field and in the community.
The award winner will be announced in December.
The award is given annually to a placekicker from the Football Championship Subdivision, Division II, III, NAIA or NJCAA for their on-field performance as well as their community service. Jamieson is one of only 11 kickers from NCAA Division II to be named to the watch list.
Jamieson gained national prominence last season when he booted a school-record 53-yard field goal against Missouri Western. He is Central Missouri's career leader in PAT's with 149, and is fifth in UCM history with 28 field goals. Jamieson ranks second in scoring among UCM kickers and fourth overall with 233 career points entering the 2012 season. Last season, he was second on the team in scoring with 64 points on 7-of-12 field goals and 43-of-45 PAT's.
Tom Lynch, of St. Xavier, has won the last two Fred Mitchell Awards. Lynch capped his college career with a field goal and three PAT's in St. Xavier's 24-20 win over Carroll College in the NAIA championship game last December in Rome, Ga.
Jeff Schebler of Division III Wisconsin-Whitewater won the Fred Mitchell Award in 2009 after accumulating 470 career points -- the most of any place-kicker in NCAA history at any level.