My name is JL van Rensburg. I am a christian and God is the centre of my decisions and values. My objective for college is to get my degree and become a professional athlete. I am disciplined, goal-oriented and strive to improve my abilities as student and athlete. I know that chasing my dreams would mean that I must go to a world class college that matches my values and belief. Even if it is not always easy, I know it is possible. If it was easy, everyone would have done it.
South Africa U/20
A. Shot put:
1. u/20 African Games - Gold
2. u/20 ASA National Championship - Gold
3. u/20 SA School Championship - Gold
4. Obtained gold in almost every competitions I was part of.
1. u/20 African Games - Silver
2. u/20 SA School Championship - Silver
3. Placed in the top 3 in most of the competitions I competed in.
Additional sporting info
I have played rugby up to grade 10.
Then made the decision to mainly focus on athletics and academics.
1) 6kg - 18.97 m
2) 5kg - 19.75m
1) 1.75kg - 50.10m
2) 1.5kg - 51.43m
What makes you different?
I am currently the head boy of my school, meaning several people saw leadership skills and the ability to work under intense situations and still make the smarter decision, in me. I also do not fall under the temptation of drinking alcohol, smoking cigarettes or vaping. I am anchored in my core believes as a christian and will not change under the influence or pressure from a friend or group of people. In my perspective integrity, respect and discipline is the key values in making a success in life. When I make a decision or set a goal I tend on working till it is finished or accomplished. I choose to surround myself with positive and goal-oriented people. I have been in a hostel (more than 745 miles from my home) since grade 8. That indicates I am independent and take my own responsibilities as a young man. I compete with pride for my school (soon college) and humility against my competitors.
Why do you want to compete in college?
I believe a college with good facilities, coaching and training will take my sport abilities to the next level. Competing in college gives me the opportunity to represent a college with the same core values as myself. This will motivate me to compete with pride and confidence for my college.
My primary goal in college is to get a degree in the major that I am studying. Leading to a well paid job after college. My secondary goal is to become a professional athlete, in shot put specifically. With discipline, hard work and dedication it would be possible while I am in college. My daily goals is to grow and evolve as a person through Christ that guides me.