To be eligible for the honor the nominee must have attained a minimum grade point average of 3.00 for the entire academic year.
Fifteen seniors will be commissioned 2nd Lieutenants in the United States Marine Corps (11 ground, four pilot), while 17 will be Ensigns in the United States Navy (eight surface warfare, two pilot, two flight officers, three submarines, one special warfare and one information warfare).
Junior long snapper from Trabuco Canyon, Calif.
Sophomore outside linebacker from Memphis, Tenn.
Senior center from Kaneohe, Hawai'i
• At Navy: Enters the fall as Navy's starting punter ... has been the back-up to Pablo Beltran the last three years ... good athlete ... was Navy's most consistent punter in the spring ... is also Navy's back-up holder and is second on the depth on kickoffs behind Austin Grebe.
• 2014: Made his collegiate debut in Navy's win over VMI ... his lone punt in that game went 56 yards ... kicked off once against Georgia Southern.
• 2013: Did not see any varsity action.
• 2012: Did not see any varsity action.
• High School / Personal: A 2012 graduate of Mira Costa High School, Jernigan lettered twice in football and soccer ... member of the football team that claimed the 2010 Bay League Championship ... received scholar-athlete awards in football and soccer all four years of high school ... son of David Jernigan and Margaret La Bouff ... has a double major in political science (honors) and economics ... has earned a 3.61 grade point average, including a 4.0 in each of the last two spring semesters.