Jake Heidecker
Jake  Heidecker

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Newburgh, Ind.

High School:
Castle

Event:
Freestyle

Birthdate:
04/06/1998

02/20/2017

Swimmers Post Season-Best Times at IU

Barth, McGovern, Schrensky move up on team's all-time top-10 lists

02/17/2017

14 Swimmers to Race IU at First Chance

Final spots on Purdue's roster for Big Tens to be determined this weekend

12/07/2016

December Behind the Blocks Videos

Ehrman, Ho featured this week along with a mid-season list of links

2016-17 / AS A FRESHMAN
• Competed primarily in the freestyle sprints
• Posted season-best times in the 50 (21.00), 100 (45.46) and 200 free (1:40.65) at the IU First Chance meet
• Purdue's top finisher in all three of his freestyle events at IU, finishing second in the 50 and 200 as well as third in the 100
• Also raced in all three freestyle events at Virginia Tech's H2Okie Fall Invitational and the Big Ten Triple Duals

HIGH SCHOOL
• Four-year letterwinner for coach Aaron Opell at Castle High School in southwestern Indiana
• Four-year state qualifier was also an individual state finalist each of his upperclassman seasons
• All-American in the 50 free as a senior
• Three-time Scholastic All-American
• Helped Castle win three conference titles and two sectional championships
• Helped 200 free relay team set new school record as a sophomore and junior
• Did likewise in the 400 free relay as a senior
• Four-year sectional champion
• Age group state in the 100 free on the club level as a freshman
• Two-time team MVP as an upperclassman
• Indiana Business Professionals of America 2016 state champion
• Two-time scholastic C award recipient
• 2015 Mr. Castle judge's choice award

PERSONAL
• Major: Finance and Supply Chain
• Full name is Jacob Joseph Heidecker
• Born in Highland Park, Illinois
• Parents are Jim and Tracey Heidecker
• Family also includes siblings Josh and Hailey
• Brother Josh swims at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Pro Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Favorite Aquatic Center (Other Than Purdue): Omaha
Swimmer He'd Like to Race Against: Parks Jones
Person He'd Like to Have Dinner With: Lebron James
In His MP3 Player: Kodak Black and 21 Savage
Last Book He Read: Total Frat Move
Favorite Multimedia App: YouTube
Favorite Actor, Actress, & Director: Nathan Fielder, Emma Watson, Quentin Tarantino
Favorite Movie to Watch on Team Bus: Brokeback Mountain
Favorite Super-Hero/Sci-Fi Series: Ant-Man
Favorite Month: February
Favorite Holiday: Black History Month
Favorite Food: Oreos
Country He'd Like to Visit: Croatia
Another Sport He Enjoys: Surfing
Most Memorable Meet at Purdue: Eddy Zawatski's 800m Free Relay
Best Thing About Being a Boilermaker: Eating at the dining courts
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Doug Wiedman, Bowling

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