San Diego State honors Overbaugh with President’s Award

December 10, 2014

Jeff Overbaugh FootballOn the football field, San Diego State University’s Jeff Overbaugh of Anchorage is flawless as a long snapper.

He’s nearly perfect in the classroom as well.

The junior Psychology major carries a cumulative 3.72 GPA and is scheduled to finish his undergraduate degree before his fourth year of school.

That hard work was rewarded at the team’s annual banquet, where Overbaugh was presented the President’s Award for his high academic achievement.

How does he get it all done?

“I make an effort to plan as far ahead as possible into the semester so I can prioritize assignments and balance school with my athletic responsibility,” he told me.

He is currently applying to SDSU’s Master of Science program in Applied Psychology.

Overbaugh, of Service High fame, has played for the Aztecs since 2012 when he was one of just three true freshmen to play right away.

His accuracy as a long snapper is remarkable. He has never had a bad snap in more than 200 attempts in field goal, PAT and punt formations.

The 6-foot-2, 235-pounder wants to pursue a career in football. If not, though, his academic accomplishments will set up for life off the field.

“Other than pursuing a career in the NFL, I am striving to become an Industrial and Organizational Psychologist,” Overbaugh said.