Watson was a two-year member of the JU tennis team and team captain in 1971. He posted a 35-13 career record and is the only JU men's tennis player ever to participate in the NCAA Championship, which he did in 1971. Watson was honored as an Outstanding College Athlete of America, following the 1971 season.
In 2006, Watson made a generous donation to the JU tennis program which made the new tennis complex possible. The Keith Watson Family Tennis Complex is one of the finest collegiate home courts in the country.
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