20 Questions With Track & Field’s AJ Davis Jr.
UNCPBraves.com sat down with senior thrower AJ Davis Jr. to learn of his opinion on a variety of topics ranging from a talent he would like to have to how he wants to be remembered when he leaves Pembroke. The following 20 questions are a part of a continuing feature at your official Internet home for UNCP athletics.
Davis, a Beulaville native, set the school record this season in the weight throw with a mark of 15.63m set at the JDL Fast Track College Invitational. This season AJ has had three top-10 finishes in the weight throw, shot put and discus throw along with two in the hammer throw. He finished first at the Savannah State Eyeopener in the shot put (12.88m) and the discus throw (40.87m) as well as in the hammer throw (45.39m) at the Wofford College Terrier Relays.
In 2011, AJ garnered a spot on the Peach Belt Conference Honor Roll as a Bronze Scholar. He was a regional champion in the discus throw with his second-best mark of the season (40.46m) and in the hammer throw with his third-best mark of the season (46.36m) along with a fifth place finish in the shot put (12.77m) at the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional Meet. Davis collected a personal best in the hammer throw at the Duke Twilight with a throw of 52.08m for a fifth place finish as well as a fifth place finish (47.45m) for his second best finish of the season in the hammer throw at the CCU Chanticleer Classic.
20 Questions With UNCP Senior Thrower AJ Davis Jr.
Moment In History I'd Like To Have Seen: I think it would be pretty cool to see and be a part of the Million Man March, because it was a very powerful movement in black history.
Favorite Pro Sports Teams: Carolina Panthers and Yankees
Talent I'd Like To Have: To play the piano so I can sing to the ladies!
When I'm Not In Class Or At Practice, You Can Find Me: Sleeping or hanging out with my friends!
One Thing People Don't Know About Me: I have a little brother that is 4 years old.
This Item Must Go On Road Trips With Me: My phone and a camera to take tons of pictures so my family can see me in action because they cannot see me all the time.
Most Prized Possession Of No Value: The pictures of my family and friends.
Best Place To Relax: In my room watching a movie.
The Celebrity Some People Say I Look Like: People in high school said I looked like Flo Rida.
Favorite Movie: Forrest Gump. "Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you going to get."
The Most Famous Person I've Ever Met: Bruce Bruce the comedian.
If You Had Your Own Energy Drink, What Would It Be Called: Crank, because people would drink it to boost their energy.
Nickname: AJ and Buddy
Growing Up, My Wildest Career Ambition Was: I wanted to be an alligator hunter, like on the TV show Swamp People.
Your Idea Of Perfect Happiness: No stress and no worries! Live life with no regrets!
What I Love Most About UNCP?: It is very diverse and I get to meet a lot of new people from everywhere! It would not be the train.
I Came To UNCP Because: I could afford it plus the small class sizes allow learning to get personal! Most of all it was affordable and my mom did not want me going too far from home.
My Advice To Youngsters Would Be: Take your time, if you mess up, it just gives you an opportunity to learn and grow from it and go try it again.
What Is One Thing You Want To Happen Before You Leave UNCP?: To break the school record in the hammer throw and to become an all-American.
How Do You Want People At UNCP To Remember You?: As a friendly, caring person with a smile on my face. Also as a nice person to be around and to talk to about anything.