Purdue Personal Preferences Favorite Athlete: Dan Ross
In His MP3 Player: Rise Against
Last Concert You Attended: Red Hot Chili Peppers
Favorite Month of the Year: October
Favorite Holiday: Thanksgiving
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Wakeboarding
Favorite Food: Mac & Cheese
Favorite Building on Campus: Pao Hall
Favorite Big City: Dallas
Unique Travel Locale: Coronado Island
Country He's Like to Visit: Italy
Another Sport He Enjoys Playing: Water Polo
Most Memorable at Purdue: 2012 Big Ten Championships
Furry Friend: Yogi, Dog
2013-14: Distinguished Big Ten Scholar... Academic All-Big Ten... McGough competed primarily in the butterfly and IM events... season-best times in the 200 fly (1:49.39, 5th) and 400 IM (3:55.44, 5th) from the Big Ten Championships both ranked fifth fastest on the team in 2013-14... finished his career ranked 10th in program history in the 400 IM (3:54.40)... Red Mackey Award nominee for excellence by a senior... also posted a season-best time in the 200 IM (1:50.86) at Big Tens... season-best time in the 100 fly (50.75) came in the dual meet victory vs. Notre Dame... competed in five events at the Minnesota Grand Prix, both butterfly events, both IM events and the 200 breast... had strong showings in the 100 fly (51.03) and 200 IM (1:53.78) in his final home meet, the Big Ten Triple Duals... raced in the 100 back at the season-opening Indiana Intercollegiates.
2012-13: CSCAA Honorable Mention Scholar All-America... Distinguished Big Ten Scholar... Academic All-Big Ten... McGough competed primarily in the 200 butterfly and 200 IM... season-best times in the 100 (50.61, 5th) and 200 fly (1:50.83, 4th) and 200 (1:49.31, 3rd) and 400 IM (3:54.40, 4th) all ranked among the top five on the team in 2012-13... posted season-best times in the 200 fly, 200 IM and 400 IM at Big Ten Championships, qualifying for the C final of the 400 IM... season-best time in the 100 fly was at the Purdue Invitational... ranks ninth in program history in the 400 IM... won the 100 fly in the outdoor dual meet victory against Florida Atlantic... accounted for 15 team points at the Purdue Invitational by placing fourth in the B final of the 200 fly, fifth in the B final of 200 IM, fifth in the B final of the 400 IM and seventh in the B final of the 100 fly... also won his 200 medley relay team win heat 2 at the Purdue Invitational.
2011-12: Academic All-Big Ten... McGough competed in eight different events, racing most frequently in the 200 fly and IM events... honored as the team's most improved performer... qualified for the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in the 200 IM... his season-best times in the 200 fly (1:49.28, 3rd), 200 IM (1:50.39, 4th) and 400 IM (3:55.44, 4th) all ranked among the top five on the team in 2011-12... qualified for the C final of the 200 fly and 400 IM (placing third) at the Big Ten Championships, finishing with season-best times in the process... posted his season-best time in the 200 IM at the Ohio State Invitational, finishing as the runner-up in the B final... accounted for 21 team points at the Ohio State Invitational after also winning the B final of the 200 fly and taking fourth in the B final of the 400 IM... competed in the 100 fly, 200 free and 200 and 400 IM at the Big Ten Quad... swam the 100 and 200 breast in the dual meet win against Northwestern.
2010-11: McGough competed primarily in butterfly and IM events... his season-best times in the 200 (1:50.32, 2nd) and 400 IM (4:01.27, 3rd) and 200 fly (1:50.11, 4th) all ranked among the top five for Purdue in 2010-11... posted his season-best times in the 200 and 400 IM at the Big Ten Championships, advancing to the C final of both events... recorded his season-best time in the 200 fly at the Ohio State Last Chance meet... advanced to the C final of the 200 and 400 IM and 200 fly at the Purdue Invitational... competed in the 100 fly at the Purdue Invite, Big Ten Quad and dual meet with Indiana, posting a season-best time of 50.82 at the Big Ten Quad... also swam the 100 and 200 breaststroke.
Before Purdue: Four-year varsity letter-winner...high school All-American in the 100 fly and 200 IM...Texas age group swimming champion in the 400 IM as a freshman...helped lead his team to CIF Central Section championships in 2008 and 2009...Junior National qualifier...Academic All-American.
Personal: Full name is Jacob Clayton McGough...born in Fort Smith, Ark....parents are John and Julie McGough...his father swam in college at Northeast Louisiana Unviersity before graduating from Auburn and is the head swim coach and an aquatics director of the Clovis Swim Club...family also includes brother John...majoring in mechanical engineering.