|HOMETOWN||Fall Creek, Wis.|
|HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)||Fall Creek|
2008 (Cross Country): Ran twice for the Crusaders in his first season on the cross country squad ... opened season competing at Crusader Open ... also represented Valpo at Evansville Invitational ... earned Horizon League Academic Honor Roll recognition for both the fall and spring semesters.
2008 (Track and Field): Was Valpo’s second-fastest in the 3,000m steeplechase during the outdoor season (10:27.22, HL Championships) ... competed indoors in the 800m run (2:08.40, DePauw Invitational), mile run (4:45.07, HL Championships), and 3,000m run (9:52.30, Findlay Classic) ... also ran outdoors in the 1,500m run (4:19.67, HL Championships) ... named to the HL Academic Honor Roll for both fall 2007 and spring 2008 semesters ... received Valpo Presidential academic honors.
Prep: A two-year letterwinner in cross country for the Crickets ... twice earned All-Conference accolades ... also earned three letters in basketball, two letters in track and field and one letter in football ... ran in the 1,600m run at the state track and field meet in 2004 ... helped team to track and field conference title in 2003 ... a member of National Honor Society.
Personal: Joel is the son of Dean and Cheryl Mathwig ... major is geography ... has earned Presidential academic honors during his time at Valpo ... honored on the Horizon League Indoor Track and Field Academic All-League squad ... born May 17, 1988.