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Daniel Jacobs
Daniel Jacobs
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Daniel Jacobs

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Height 6-3
Major Business Administration
Hometown Oranjestad, Aruba
Last School NSU University School (Fla.)
Club Team Team Aruba/Pine Crest Swim Team
Year Junior
Daniel Jacobs

Biography

2019-20 (Sophomore): Freestyle swimmer who competed with the Jackets at the ACC Championships … Also competed with the 800 free relay group at the Georgia Tech Invitational … Turned in PRs in the 500 free (4:24.97), 1000 free (9:20.46) and 1650 free (15:29.58) at the ACC Championships … Also turned in his fastest 200 free time of the season at ACCs (1:39.05) … Touched third in the 1000 free against Georgia Southern, SCAD (9:38.15) … Finished in the top five in the 1000 free against South Carolina (9:37.77).

2018-19 (Freshman): Competed in the 50 free, 100 free, 200 free, 500 free, 1000 free, 1650 free, 100 fly and 100 back for the Jackets … Also competed with the 800 free relay group … Swam his fastest 200 free (1:38.91), 1000 free (9:30.29) and 1650 free (15:47.70) races at the ACC Championships … Finished fifth in the 200 free (1:42.22) vs. Denver … Placed third in the 1000 free (9:57.46) and fourth in the 100 free (48.39) vs. FGCU, SCAD … Swam his fastest 50 free (21.96), 100 free (46.82), 500 free (4:25.80) and 100 back (55.05) at the Georgia Tech Invitational … Competed in one 100 fly race, finishing in 54.65 at the FAU Fun in the Sun Invite.

Before Tech:  Lettered three years at the NSU University School in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. after swimming one season for Coleigo Arubano in Aruba … Team captain his senior season …  A 2016-17 NISCA All-American … A three-time finalist at the 2018 XXXI CCCAN Swimming Championships, placing second in both the 200 LCM free (1:53.86) and the 400 LCM free (4:01.25), and third overall in the 100 LCM free (52.74) … A two-time 2018 CARIFTA Swimming Champion, taking first-place in both the 200 LCM free (1:55.85) and the 400 LCM free (4:05.64) … Took second-place in the 500 free (4:28.38) and third-place overall in the 200 free (1:39.37) at the 2017 Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) 1A State Championships … A two-time 2017 FHSSA 1A Region 4 Champion, winning both the 200 free (1:43.07) and the 500 free (4:41.12) … 2017 FG POMP Jesse Vassallo Invite 400 L free champion (4:08.69) … A three-time 2017 FGC Senior Championships finalist … 2017 two-time Speedo Sectionals finalist … 2016 two-time Florida 1A State Championship finalist… 2015 Florida 1A State Championship finalist in the 100 Y Free… 2015 FHSSA Class 1A Region 4 Champion and finalist… A 2015 FHSSA Class 1A District 11 champion in both the 200 Y Free and 100 Y Free… A 2016-17 Broward County Athletic Award recipient… Aruba National Age Group record holder in the 200 Free and 400 Free… Won gold in both the 200 free and 400 free at the 2017 Central American and Caribbean Championships in Trinidad… Won silver in both the 400 and 1500 free in Barbados at the 2016 Caribbean Island Swimming Championships … Also a member of the Team Aruba and Pine Crest swim teams … A member of the National Honor Society of High School Scholars … Honor roll student … Awarded the Rising Star Student Award in 2016-17.

Personal: Has four siblings … Started swimming at the age of five … Hobbies include snorkeling, water crafting, off-roading, body boarding, surfing and kayaking … Chose Tech because of its strong swimming program in addition to great academics, while the coaches and team also made him feel right at home … Plans to major in business administration.

 

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