July 18, 2012
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State rising senior Jacob Jarzen has been named to the 2012 Scholar All-America Team by the Collegiate Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA).
Jarzen, a two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection, owns a 3.54 GPA in human biology (predental).
For the third consecutive year, Jarzen was named the Men's Swimmer of the Year following his third straight NCAA Championships appearance in 2012. Jarzen advanced to the finals and finished in the top 16 in both the 100-yard butterfly and 200-yard backstroke, while also setting a new varsity record in the 200 back. His top performances at the NCAA Championships earned him honorable mention All-America status.
On the year, Jarzen led the team with top times in the 100-yard backstroke, 200-yard backstroke, 100-yard butterfly and 200 IM. He currently holds eight school records, including five individual and three relays.
Jarzen competed in four different events at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials last month in Omaha, Neb. His top performance arrived in the 100-meter fly, as he placed 12th in the semifinals with a time of 53.05.