Hometown: Redding, CA
Previous School: Redding Christian School
College: Belknap is entering his first year running for the Red Hawks.
High School: Belknap ran three years of varsity cross country at Redding Christian School, where he also played basketball and competed in track and field. He participated in the cross country state championship in 2012 and 2013. He was a cross country league champion in 2013 and a track and field league champion in the 3200m and 800m in 2014. He served as both the cross country (2013) and track and field (2014) team captain. He received the cross country Mighty in Spirit Award in 2012 and holds eights school records in cross country and track and field. His academic achievements include being Student of the Quarter in 2012 and graduating with a 3.6 GPA.
Personal: Joseph is the son of John and Mary Belknap. His hobbies include napping, juggling, the Internet, rock climbing, running, swimming, biking, and basketball. His career goal is to become a small business owner.
Reason for coming to Simpson: "I chose Simpson because it is in Redding, Calif. The campus is really nice, open and inviting. I am here to run and eventually graduate with a business major."