Jacob Jarzen
Jacob Jarzen

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Jacksonville, Ill.

High School:
Jacksonville

Event:
IM/Fly/Back/Free


07/11/2014

Swimming Recognized for Team Academic Acheivements

CSCAA named men's and women's teams to Scholar All-America lists.

05/15/2014

Jacob Jarzen, Kristen Kelsay Earn Big Ten Postgraduate Scholarships

Conference awards $7,500 scholarships to 24 student-athletes.

10/17/2013

Swimming & Diving Kick Off Season At Iowa On Friday

Head coach Matt Gianiodis gives an inside look at the 2013-14 squad.

06/05/2013

Jacob Jarzen Named Big Ten Conference Medal of Honor Recipient

04/23/2013

Spartan Swimming and Diving Celebrates Awards Banquet

Student-athletes recognized for team accomplishments.

Senior Season: 2013 male recipient of the Big Ten Conference Medal of Honor ... Placed tenth overall at the 2013 NCAA Championships in the 100 butterfly... Holds the fastest time in MSU history in the 100 freestyle (43.70), 200 freestyle (1:35.73), 200 backstroke (1:42.19), and the 100 butterfly (46.08) ... Placed 14th in the 200 individual medley with a time of 1:46.60 at the USA Winter Nationals ... Placed fourth in the 100 butterfly with a time of 46.08, finished fifth in the 200 backstroke with a time of 1:42.19 and eighth in the 100 backstroke with a time of 46.95 at the Big Ten Championships ... Member of the 200 medley relay team that broke the school record with a time of 1:27.61and broke his own school record in the 200 freestyle by leading off the 800 freestyle relay at the Big Ten Championships ... Recorded the fourth-fastest time on the team in the 500 freestyle with a time of 4:41.57 at the GVSU meet ... Academic All-Big Ten selection.

Junior Season: Named MSU Men's Swimmer of the Year ... Named a Scholar All-American by the CSCAA ... Competed in four events at the US Olympic Team Trials (100 butterfly, 100 freestyle, 100 backstroke, 200 backstroke) and finished 12th in the 100 butterfly semifinals ... Earned an All-America Honorable Mention as he finished 11th in the 100 butterfly (46.67) at the NCAA Championships, where he also finished 11th in the 200 backstroke and set a school record in the prelims for that event (1:42.34) and placed 46th in the 200 individual medley with a career-best time (1:47.91) ... Was on the 800 freestyle relay that set a school record (6:27.14) at the Big Ten Championships, where he also placed fourth in the 100 butterfly (46.42) 13th in the 100 backstroke (48.24), ninth in the 200 backstroke with an NCAA B-Cut time (1:44.10), and was on the ninth-place 400 freestyle relay (2:57.33) ... Was on the 400 medley relay that placed first (3:58.11) in a meet against Cleveland State and Oakland University, where he also won the 200 individual medley (2:13.72) and the 200 backstroke (2:11.18) ... Won the 200 individual medley (1:54.89) and 200 backstroke (1:50.86) in a dual meet against Grand Valley State University ... Won the 100 butterfly (47.36) and posted a season-best time of 1:45.30 in the 200 backstroke in the Ohio State University Invitational ... Placed first in the 100 backstroke (49.90), 200 backstroke (1:49.07), and 100 butterfly (49.59) at the Purdue University dual meet ... Took first in the 100 backstroke (49.85), 200 backstroke (1:48.84), and 200 individual medley (1:52.72) in a dual meet against Notre Dame.

Sophomore Season: Was named MSU Men's Swimmer of the Year ... Was named Big Ten Swimmer of the Week on November 23, 2010 ... Swam MSU's fastest 100 freestyle(44.53) at the Big Ten Championships, where he was on the school-record setting 400 medley relay (3:13.04), set an MSU record and NCAA B-cut time in the 100 butterfly (46.69), swam an NCAA B-cut time in the 100 backstroke (47.27), and swam a school record in the 200 backstroke (1:43.42) ... Swam the fastest 200 freestyle of the year for MSU (1:36.71) at the Georgia Tech Invitational, where he also delivered an NCAA B-cut time (47.82) to win the 100 backstroke, won the 100 butterfly with a NCAA B-cut time (47.22), and won the 200 backstroke with a NCAA B-cut and MSU record time (1:44.20) ... Won the 100 backstroke at the MSU Purdue Coed with a pool record (49.04), where he was also on the winning 200 medley relay (1:30.82), won the 200 backstroke (1:48.34), and won the 100 butterfly (49.46) ... Tied a pool record (49.60) while winning the 100 backstroke in the Iowa Dual Meet ... Was on the first place 200 medley relay team (1:32.66) in a MSU/Illinois/Southern Illinois meet, where he also was on the 400 Free relay (3:06.50), won the 100 backstroke (49.62) and the 200 backstroke (1:48.35) ... Was on the 200 medley relay that topped GVSU (1:32.18) and at the same meet won the 200 individual medley (1:53.26) and was on the winning 200 freestyle relay (1:24.39) ... Placed first in the 200 butterfly(1:49.83) in a dual meet against Ball State ... Was on the first-place 200 medley relay (1:30.70), won the 100 backstroke (50.27), won the 200 backstroke (1:49.67), and won the 100 butterfly (49.07) in a dual meet against Notre Dame ... Was on the first-place 200 freestyle relay (1:24.43) in the dual meet against Ohio State ... Won the 200 backstroke (1:47.10) in a dual meet against Oakland University, where he also won the 100 butterfly (49.08) ...Won the 100 freestyle (46.34) on Senior Night against the University of Michigan.

Freshman Season: First swimmer in program history to be named Big Ten Freshman of the Year ... Broke five individual school records in the 100 freestyle (44.44), the 200 freestyle (1:36.22), the 100 backstroke (48.11), the 200 backstroke (1:43.9) and the 100 butterfly (46:92) - and was on three record-breaking relay teams on the 400 medley relay (3:13.10), the 400 freestyle relay (2:57.92) and the 800 freestyle relay (6:29.44) ... Swam the 100 backstroke in a NCAA B-cut time 48.11, placed fifth in the 200 backstroke with a 1:43.98 and placed third in the 100 butterfly with a 47.01 at the Big Ten Championships ... Placed 24th at the NCAA Championships in the 100 butterfly with a 47.12, and swam the 100 backstroke in 48.24 ... Won the 200 backstroke at the TYR Invitational with a time of 1:46.82 ... Placed first in the 200 backstroke at the dual against Notre Dame with a 1:50.21 mark ... Finished with a first-place times of 49.72 in the 100 breaststroke,1:52.83 in the 200 individual medley and 1:49.53 in the 200 backstroke against Purdue ... Won the 200 individual medley against Grand Valley State with a time of 1:55.47 ... Recorded a win against Oakland in the 200 backstroke with a time of 1:47.54 and in the 200 individual medley with a time of 1:52.24 ... Competed at the USA Swimming National Championships meet over the summer, swimming the 100 backstroke (57.79), 100 freestyle (52.80) and 200 backstroke (2:05.72).

High School: Two-time Illinois state champion in the 100 backstroke in 2008 (50.85) and 2009 (49.16) ... U.S. national qualifier in the 100 backstroke ... All-state honoree as a sophomore, junior and senior ... Named team MVP all four years and captain his junior and senior seasons ... Holds school records in the 50, 100, 200 and 500 freestyle, 100 backstroke, 100 butterfly, 200 individual medley and the 200 and 400 freestyle relays ... Placed fourth in the state in 2008 in the 200 individual medley.

Personal: Born October 30, 1990 ... Son of John and Mary Jo Jarzen ... Majoring in human biology.