Jason Vadney
Jason Vadney

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Taylor Mill, Ky.

High School:
Scott

Event:
Free

Birthdate:
02/16/1985


04/14/2014

MSU Swimming and Diving Celebrate at Annual Banquet

Bryan Williams and Summer Strickler win Swimmer of the Year honors.

Junior Season: Opened the season with a first-place showing in the 100 fly against Iowa (10/28) ... Notched a third-place finish in the 200 fly versus Princeton (11/11) ... Posted season-best time of 47.00 in the 100 free and added a second-place effort in the 100 breast (59.51) against Ball State (12/9) ... Clocked season-best 1:55.59 in the 200 fly versus Purdue (1/13) ... Registered season-best 100 fly time (50.86) in the season finale against Oakland (1/19) ... Competed in six events, including three relays, at the Big Ten Championships.

2005-06: Medical Redshirt. Sophomore Season: Member of the school-record 400-free relay team (2:58.09) ... Captured a first-place finish against Iowa (1:41.69) and Western Kentucky (1:41.28) in the 200 free ... Placed second at the Miami Invitational in the 200 free (1:43.36) ... Won the 500 free against Oakland, with a time of 4:39.92 ... Took ninth place in the Big Ten Championships after taking first in the consolation final (1:38.32) in the 200 free ... Set a career best at the Big Ten Championships in the 200 free (1:38.18).

Freshman Season: Named MSU Freshman of the Year ... Finished eighth in the 500 free (4:28.88) and 12th place in the 200 free (1:38.55) at the Big Ten Championships ... Posted a career-best time of 45.22 in the 100 free at the Big Ten Championships.

High School: U.S. Open qualifier in 200 and 400 freestyle ... Qualified for 2003 Senior Nationals in 400 free ... 2003 Central Zone Sectional Champion in 200 and 400 free ... Earned All-America and all-state honors in his junior and senior years ... Swam to All-Region recognition in 2001, 2002 and 2003 ... Named team captain as a senior ... Earned four varsity swimming letters ... Also lettered in cross country and track.

Personal: Born Feb. 16, 1985 in Lincoln, Neb. ... Son of Mike and Emely Vadney ... Advertising major.