Boilermakers set to compete among the nation's best at LCM meet in San Antonio
Tucker & Davis impress at TYR Fran Crippen Swim Meet of Champions in California.
Coaching staff will select top two performers at Michigan meet for Big Tens travel roster.
Blanco qualifies for four A finals in Minneapolis for the second year in a row.
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 Khan
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
2014-15: Thomas competed primarily in the backstroke events… posted season-best times in the 100 (49.67) and 200 back (1:47.24) as well as the 100 fly (50.05) at the Michigan First Chance meet… his season bests in the backstroke events ranked third (200) and fourth (100) on the team in 2014-15… season-best time in the 200 IM (1:56.00) was in the rivalry dual meet with Indiana… won the 200 back and finished second in the 100 back at Michigan… along with the backstroke events, competed in the 200 breast as well as the 400 IM at the Minnesota Grand Prix… qualified for the C final of the 200 back at Minnesota.
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.