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Jake Thomas
Jake Thomas

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Lafayette, Ind.

High School:
Central Catholic

Event:
Backstroke/IM

Birthdate:
05/30/1996



Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Pro Team: Calgary Flames
Favorite Athlete: E'twaun Moore
Favorite Aquatic Center (Other Than Purdue): Missouri
Person He'd Like to Have Dinner With: Genghis Kahn
In His MP3 Player: Sara Bareilles
Last Concert He Attended: Rihanna
Favorite Writer: Dr. Seuss
Favorite Month: March
Favorite Holiday: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Favorite Food: Guacamole
Favorite Dessert: Muffins
Favorite Purdue Building: Windsor Dining Hall
Favorite Big City: Washington D.C.
Unique Travel Locale: Switzerland
Country He'd Like to Visit: Cambodia
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Tree Climbing
Another Sport He Enjoys Playing: Table Tennis
Favorite Thing About the Boilermaker Aquatic Center: The Lifeguards
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Kathleen Wible, Engineering
Furry Friend: Tori, Golden Retriever-Poodle Mix

Before Purdue: Two-year letterwinner for coach Chip Comery at Central Catholic High School in Lafayette, Ind.... IHSAA state qualifier in the 100 back and 200 IM as a junior... two-time Junior Nationals qualifier on the club level, posting times of 49.81 and 1:48.17 in the 100 and 200 back, respectively, as a senior... played soccer at Central Catholic as an underclassman... honor roll student all eight semesters of high school.

Personal: Full name is Jacob John Thomas... born in Indianapolis... parents are John and Deanna Thomas... family also includes siblings Catherine and Nick... parents are Purdue alumni and his sister Catherine also attends the university... majoring in civil engineering.