2006-07 (Junior): Named to the Academic All-Conference Team ... selected to represent UMass at the NCAA Leadership Conference during May ... named to the A-10 Commissioner's Fall and Spring Honor Rolls ... member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee ... Outdoor Track: At the New England Championships (5/10), ran the lead leg of the 4x400 relay which placed third and the anchor leg of the 4x100 relay team which placed eighth ... at the A-10 Championships (5/6), took seventh in the 200 meter dash (22.63) ... posted his top 100 meter time (11.07) at the UMass Eight-Way Meet (4/28) ... had his top 400 meter time (49.92) at the UConn Select Invitational (4/21) ... Indoor Track: At the IC4A Championships (3/3), ran the lead leg of the 4x400 relay which finished 14th overall ... at the New England Championships (2/24), took 19th in the 400 meter dash (49.88) and ran the lead leg of the seventh-place 4x400 meter relay team ... at the A-10 Championships (2/17), placed fourth in the 400 meter dash (51.10), 12th in the 200 meter dash (23.12), and ran the lead leg of the sixth-place 4x400 relay team ... ran his top time in the 200 meters (22.40) at the Boston University Quad Meet (1/17) ... had his top time in the 400 meters (49.80) at the Boston University Valentine Invitational (2/9).
2005-06 (Sophomore): Member of the Fall and Spring A-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll ... Outdoor Track: Finished eighth at the A-10 Championships (5/7) in the 400-meter dash (49.73 seconds) which was a team season-best and a personal-best time ... took 11th at the New England Championships (5/13) in the 400 meters (50.58 seconds) ... member of the 4x400 meter relay team that took fifth at both the A-10 Championships and the New England Championships ... Indoor Track: Took seventh in the 400 meters (51.55 seconds), 11th in the 200 meters (23.12 seconds), and ran the lead leg of the fifth-place 4x400 meter relay squad at the A-10 Championships (2/18).
2004-05 (Freshman): Finished the outdoor season as the team's top ranked 200 meter specialist with a team-best 22.15 second performance at the New England Championships (5/14) where he finished 14th in the preliminaries ... finished 11th in both the 200 meters (22.47 seconds) and the 400 meters (50.33 seconds) at the A-10 Outdoor Championships (5/8) ... during the indoor season, finished sixth in the 400 meters at the A-10 Indoor Championships (2/19).
Before UMass: Four-year letterwinner for Brett Polizotto's Valparaiso High School track and field squad ... was a three-time sectional champion in the 100-meter dash holding the school record of 10.82 seconds ... qualified for the state championship three years earning All-Indiana honors as a senior ... three-time selection to both the all-area and all-conference squads ... named MVP as a junior and a senior ... helped set school records in the 4x100 meter relay and the 4x400 meter relay ... also holds the sectional record in the 400-meter dash (49.59).
Personal: Nathan Marcus Barksdale ... born on March 13, 1986 in Painesville, Ohio ... son of Wayne and Nathlyn Barksdale ... has one sister, Lauren ... majoring in sport management and political science.