Getting to Know Jon LaRocque
Where were you born?
Bay City, Mich.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
When I was ten I wanted to be...a cowboy. Now I want to be...a professional power walker.
What is your favorite movie?
Dumb and Dumber
Why did you choose Michigan State University?
I chose MSU because of the loveable and caring coaching staff.
Who is your favourite MSU athlete of all time?
Richard D. Mull
Top 5 songs on your iPod?
1. Metallica - Whiskey in the Jar
2. O.A.R. - The Black Rock
3. Lynyrd Skynyrd - Freebird
4. Buckethead - Jordan
5. Dayton Family - Flint Town
GREEN or WHITE???
Who would win in a 25 yd. freestyle...Kathleen Milloy, Matt Gianiodis, or Manny Noguchi?
I don't know, but I'd pay to watch it.
Junior Season: Set the school record in the 100 backstroke with a 48.33 and posted the third-fastest time in school history with a 1:47.66 at the Big Ten Championships (2/27) ... Clocked the team's fastest time of the year in the 50 back with a 22.92 also at the Big Ten Championships ... Placed first in the 50 back (23.08) and swam a then-school record 48.55 to win the 100 back at the TYR Invitational (11/22) ... Won the 100 back (50.81) and placed second in the 200 back (1:52.45) vs. Iowa (10/25) ... Also competed in the medley and free relays ... Part of the 200 medley relay team that took first place at the TYR Invite and vs. Purdue (1/17) ... 400 medley relay and 200 free relay teams each took first place at the TYR Invite.
Sophomore Season: Won the 200 back vs. Oakland (1/25) with a time of 1:52.48...Took third in the 100 free vs. St. Bonaventure (11/8) with a time of 48.89...Swam the 200 medley and free relays...200 medley relay team took first place at Valparaiso (1/11) with a time of 1:34.70.
Freshman Season: Opened season with fourth-place swims in the 100 and 200 back versus Iowa (10/28) ... Scored in the 200 back at Notre Dame (11/10) ... Placed second in the 100 back (54.44) versus Ball State (12/9) ... Notched a fourth-place effort in 100 back against Purdue (1/13) ... Scored in 100 and 200 back in regular season finale versus Oakland (1/19) ... Competed in the 200 IM and 400 medley relay at the Big Ten Championships.
High School: Four-year letterwinner in swimming and baseball at John Glenn High School ... Earned All-America honors in six events ... Named Independent Swim Conference Swimmer of the Meet four times ... Swam for the Flint Falcons club team for four years.
personal: Born March 15, 1988 in Saginaw, Mich. ... Son of Robert and Debra LaRocque ... Packaging major.