Stillwater’s Jackson Meyer – Academic Athlete of the Month Presented by BancFirst Stillwater



Varsity baseball player Jackson Meyer and the Stillwater Pioneers finished the 2019 season with a record of 25-12 as they prepared for play in the state tournament at Bixby High School. Meyer said he loves how his team fights for every win. 

“I love the way that we fight, we are never out of a game and never give up. Most of my teammates and I have been playing baseball together since we were eight years old and some even younger. We just have an awesome brotherhood,” said Meyer. 

The Pioneers, under head coach Jimmy Harris, have enjoyed this season despite the weather delays. 

“This season has been definitely been one for the books; our baseball field recently got a new fence and we also got turf on our infield so that was amazing to have during the crazy Oklahoma weather and helped not lose as many games due to rainouts. I think our team really grew together this year as well. Getting to host a regional at home but also winning on our new field for my senior year was a dream come true,” Meyer said. 

The support the team has received is something Meyer and his teammates will never forget. 

“All of the athletes from other sports come out and support each other, anytime we would get out of football practice in the fall kinda early we all would shower fast and go watch the volleyball team or go watch the wrestling. And during the winter when basketball was playing almost the whole baseball team was right there in the front row supporting those guys and they do the same for us,” said Meyer. “A lot of teachers and some board members of Stillwater schools also come to almost every home game which is cool to have not only your peers but adults who encourage us. And during our regional championship there were more people at that game than I think there have ever been at a pioneer baseball game.” 

Meyer said he has a lot of pride in representing the Pioneers on and off the field.  

“One thing that not only our baseball coach tells us but a lot of Stillwater coaches will tell their players that when they wear their team’s clothes out in public they aren’t just representing themselves but they are representing Stillwater as well. And so, when we act respectful in public and people notice and then they talk, and it comes back around to our school or our coaches and they are proud of us for having good character while representing Stillwater. Being a part of the Pioneer baseball team and getting to spend almost three hours of my day with my best friends is something that I am going to seriously miss when the season is over,” said Meyer. 

Meyer is a member of the Beta Club and he serves as a peer partner, helping with special education classes at SHS. He’s also involved in Special Olympics. His future plans include attending Coffeyville Community College to play baseball.