2013 Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll 2013 NCAA Regional Qualifier - Shot Put 2013 Conference USA Outdoor Champion - Shot Put 2012 Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll 2012 Conference USA All-Academic Team 2011 NCAA Regional Qualifier - Shot Put 2011 Conference USA Spirit of Service Award 2011 Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll 2011 Conference USA Academic Medal recipient 2011 Conference USA All-Academic Team 2010 Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll 2010 Conference USA Academic Medal recipient
2013-14 (Redshirt Senior) Indoor: Competed in five meets for the Cougars... Threw a collegiate best of 16.74m (54'-11.25") in the weight throw to place eighth during the Howie Ryan Invitational (Jan. 31-Feb. 1).
2012-13 (Senior) Indoor: Redshirted.
2011-12 (Junior) Indoor: Competed in the shot put and weight throw... Threw a season best of 17.64m (1st) at the Leonard Hilton Invitational... Had four Top 3 finishes during the season in the shot put.
Outdoor: Competed in the shot put, discus throw and the hammer throw... Threw a season best of 16.66m in the shot put at the SHSU Twilight meet... In the discus, Fortune threw a season best 42.92m twice, at the TCU Invitational and the SHSU Twilight meet... Threw a season best in the hammer throw of 49.95m (3rd) at the TCU Invitational.
2009-10 (Freshman) Indoor: Set personal best in the shot put at his first collegiate event with fourth place finish in the shot put (15.65m/51-4)... Placed sixth at the UH All Comers Meet in the shot put and set a personal best in the weight throw with 12.59m/41-3.75 toss.
HIGH SCHOOL Threw personal records in the discus (163-03) and shot put (59-08.75) to finish first in both events at the 2009 Region 3-3A Meet ... Finished second in the shot put at the 2009 Texas Relays with a mark of 57-00.75 ... At the 2009 Woodlands Regional Qualifier, placed fifth in the discus with a mark of 157-06 ... At the 2009 UIL Track Championships, finished sixth in the shot put (52-06.50) and seventh in the discus (149-10).
PERSONAL Born on January 31, 1991 ... Full name is John Joseph Fortune ... Son of Walter and Bernadette Fortune... Parents are both teachers at Livingston High School... Father also coaches for the LHS football team (special teams coordinator and offensive line) and is the powerlifting coach... Valedictorian of his high school ... Hobbies include playing video games and chemistry.