Jackson Higgins
Jackson  Higgins


Dayton, Ohio

High School:




Kitchel, Young Lead Purdue to Dual Sweep

Amaltdinov, Johnson and Meitz also win multiple individual events in Oxford


3 Records Fall on Thursday at Big Tens

Purdue had 3 of the top 6 finishers in 1-meter diving, racking up 86 team points


Boilermakers to Compete at Nationals

Amaltdinov, Davis and Meitz seeded among top 10 in an event


Amaltdinov Wins Big Ten Title in 200 Breast

Cifelli qualifies for A final of all three diving events; Purdue finishes sixth


Three Freshmen Added to Big Tens Roster

Boone, Gardner and Higgins make it based on times at first chance meet

2016-17 / AS A SOPHOMORE
• Competed primarily in the 200 and 500 freestyle
• Posted season-best times in the 200 (1:37.38), 500 (4:26.89) and 1650 free (15:48.20) at the Big Ten Championships
• Raced in the 500 free in every meet in which he competed
• Purdue's top finisher in the 500 free at Big Tens
• Contributed to the victorious 400 free relay team in the dual meet win vs. Miami (Ohio)
• Took third in the B final of the 200 free at Virginia Tech's H2Okie Fall Invitational to account for six team points
• Also raced in the 200 and 1650 free as well as the 200 back at Va Tech
• Represented Purdue at the U.S. Open Championships in August

2015-16 / AS A FRESHMAN
• Competed in the mid and distance freestyle events
• Ranked among the top five on the team in 2015-16 in the 200 (1:38.35, 4th), 500 (4:25.96, 1st), 1,000 (9:37.43, 4th) and 1,650 free (15:38.90, 4th)
• Posted his season-best times in the 200 and 500 free at the Purdue First Chance meet to earn one of final spots on the roster for Big Tens
• Won the 200 free and finished second in the 500 free at the Purdue First Chance meet, posting the 10th-fastest time in program history in the 500
• Finished 24th in the mile with his season-best time at Big Tens to account for one team point
• Accounted for four team points at the Purdue Invitational by qualifying for the B final of the 200 and 500 free along with a 15th-place finish in the mile
• Posted his season-best time in the 1000 free in the dual meet victory vs. Iowa
• Improved his 500 free time by 16 seconds and his mile time by 30 seconds from the start of the season to the end

• Four-year letterwinner for coaches Jennifer Jervis and Trevor Tilly at Oakwood High School in Dayton, Ohio
• Four-year individual Ohio state qualifier
• Ohio state championships Division II Swimmer of the Meet as a senior after winning the 200 and 500 freestyle
• Helped Oakwood's 200 and 400 free relays win DII state titles as a junior
• Part of state championship teams as a sophomore and junior
• Established a new high school state record in the 200 free as a senior
• Also a state record holder in the 800-meter free relay on the club circuit
• Six-time Ohio state open water champion, including five straight from 2011 to 2015
• Junior Nationals qualifier
• Two-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American as an upperclassman
• Four-time All-Ohio Interscholastic Team honoree

• Major: Industrial Engineering
• Full name is Jackson Taylor Higgins
• Born in San Diego, California
• Parents are Daniel and Kelly Higgins
• Family also includes older sister Jordan
• Mother competed in swimming and tennis at Whitman College

Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Athlete: Brendan Hansen
Favorite Aquatic Center (Other Than Purdue): IU Natatorium
Swimmer He'd Like to Race: Connor Jaeger
Most Exciting Event to Watch at a College Meet: 200m Freestyle
Favorite Playoff Format/Marquee Event: The Olympics
Would Like to Have Dinner With: Hunter S. Thompson
Hidden Talent: I dabble in drawing
In His MP3 Player: Portugal. The Man
Last Book He Read: The Very Hungry Catepillar
Favorite Actor, Actress & Director: Jake Gyllenhaal, Charlize Theron & Edgar Wright
Favorite Movie to Watch on Team Bus: Kung Fu Panda
Favorite Super-Hero: Batman
Favorite Sci-Fi Series: Rick and Morty
Favorite TV Show: Game of Thrones
Favorite Month: October
Favorite Holiday: Columbus Day
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite Dessert: Brownies
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Mud Wrestling
Another Sport He Enjoys Playing: Frisbee
Favorite Purdue Building: Small Animal Hospital
Favorite Purdue Athletic Venue (Besides Aquatic Center): Mackey Arena
Favorite Big City: Chicago
Country He'd Like to Visit: The Netherlands
Favorite Thing About the Boilermaker Aquatic Center: Chocolate Milk
Most MemorableMoment at Purdue: Training Trip to Florida
Best Thing About Being a Boilermaker: My Teammates
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Mario Ventresca, Industrial Engineering
Furry Friend: Reno, Collie


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