Jami (Jager) Juras
Jamie (Jager) Juras graduated from Waseca High School in 1993 and from Iowa State University in 1998.
Jamie was an outstanding three-sport athlete in high school, participating in swimming, basketball and track. She earned 14 varsity letters, six each in swimming and track and two in basketball.
She was in the Waseca Marching Band and was an excellent student, graduating second in her class, and was an all-around student athlete. She received the Triple “A” Award and was Waseca’s female scholar-athlete award winner in 1993.
Jami continued her swimming career with four years on the varsity at Iowa State University where she received a partial athletic scholarship.
Although she was an outstanding three-sport athlete, it was in swimming that she gained her most notable achievements.
Jami was the first Waseca swimmer to qualify for the State Swim Tournament and she qualified five years in a row in grades eight through 12, qualifying in two individual events each year, the maximum allowed by the MSHSL. She placed at state five times in the 100 butterfly with second, second, third, seventh and ninth place finishes. Four times she placed in the 50 freestyle with ninth, 10th, 13th, and 16th place finishes.
During her high school career she set or re-set school records 20 times in individual races and five times in relays. She also set or re-set pool records six times in individual races and three times in relays. She still holds four school records, in the 200 IM, the 50 freestyle, and 100 butterfly and the 200 medley relay and two pool records, in the 50 and 100 freestyle.
Jami was named to the All-American Swim Team by the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches of America, receiving honorable mention in her sophomore and junior seasons and All-American in her senior season, a year when she was also the team captain.
Jami lettered in track for six years, participating in the 100, 200 and sprint relays as well as the high jump and discus. Jami lettered in basketball for two years and was captain in her senior season.
While swimming at Iowa State, Jami was part of a school record in the 200 freestyle relay. She also qualified and participated in the Big 8/Big 12 Conference Championships all four years. She was awarded the Big 8 Classroom Champion in 1994 and was on the Big 12 All-Academic first team in 1997.
Jami graduated from Iowa State with a BS in Biology and then graduated from Midwestern University in the Physician Assistant Master of Medical Science program.
Jami is currently a Physician Assistant (PAC) in the Urgent Care Unit at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation in Palo Alto, California. She and her husband, Walter, live in San Jose, California.