Duke University punter Jackson Hubbard, a graduate student pursuing a master’s degree in electrical and computer engineering, has been named a Military Bowl 3M STEM Scholar-Athlete for the second consecutive season.
Hubbard, who is from Dallas, earned his undergraduate degree from Duke in May 2001, with a computer science degree and a double minor in statistics science and economics. He had a 3.73 grade-point average as an undergraduate and has a 3.95 GPA as a graduate student. Hubbard was named a CoSIDA first-team Academic All-American as well as Academic All-ACC.
In addition to overachieving in the classroom, Hubbard has worked as a software engineer intern at Oracle, as a data scientist intern at Xylem and Basketball Analytics and as a software engineer at Protect3D.
“It has been a privilege to work with Jackson throughout his career at Duke,” Duke University Director of Academic Support Jacqueline Davis said. “To say that Jackson has excelled during his time at Duke is an understatement. A highlight of working with Jackson was seeing him facilitate a workshop in Duke’s Innovation Co-Lab for our freshmen during their summer bridge program in the summer of 2019 in which they got to work with 3D printers, laser cutters, and virtual reality technology.”
The Military Bowl and 3M are proud to announce the members of the second annual Military Bowl 3M STEM Scholar-Athlete Program, recognizing some of the brightest minds taking the football field in the ACC and the American Athletic Conference.
“Once again the Military Bowl 3M STEM Scholar-Athlete Program is shining a light on a remarkable group of student-athletes,” Military Bowl President & Executive Director Steve Beck said. “These young men are leaders on and off the field, taking head on the challenges of rigorous course work while helping their teams every Saturday.”
The Military Bowl 3M STEM Scholar-Athlete Program honors one football player at each university that is a member of the ACC and the American Athletic Conference – the two conferences that are represented in the Military Bowl college football game. These players are studying STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) subjects and/or aspire to STEM careers.
“3M is excited to recognize these outstanding students pursuing degrees in STEM-related fields,” said Skip Driessen, Director of 3M Government Markets. “We know how hard these scholar-athletes have worked on the field and in the classroom and look forward to their continued success.”