Calvin is the fourth student-athlete in the history of Illinois State track and field to qualify for an NCAA Championship competition in the shot throw. Since Jianna Williams competed in the 2015 NCAA Outdoor Championships, he is the first to qualify. With a 15th-place finish, Williams received second-team All-America honors.
Curt Jensen qualified for both the 2014 NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Championships in the men’s shot put, making him the last Redbird to compete in the event. With a pair of eighth-place performances, Jensen received first-team All-America accolades at both events. In both the indoor and outdoor events, he owns the school record.