Jake Thomas
Jake  Thomas


Lafayette, Ind.

High School:
Central Catholic




Seven Boilermakers to Compete at Nationals

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


Scholar All-America Honors for Swim-Dive

Boilermakers recognized for 3.5 GPAs along with athletic accomplishments


Hosting Big Tens Highlights Strong Season

Amaltdinov wins Big Ten title, freshman divers qualify for NCAAs


B1G Honors 57 Student-Athletes

125 Boilermakers have earned Academic All-Big Ten honors in 2015-16


Amaltdinov Wins Big Ten Title in 200 Breast

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


Purdue Men Host WKU Mega Gallery

Purdue Men host WKU


2014 Indiana Intercollegiates Mega Gallery

Purdue men and women host the Indiana Intercollegiates at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center


Purdue Swim vs. WKU

Purdue Swim vs. WKU

Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Pro Team: US Women's National Soccer Team
Favorite Athlete: Paul Pogba
Favorite Aquatic Center (Other Than Purdue): Lafayette YMCA
Swimmer He'd Like to Race Against: Luke Rush
Favorite Playoff Formatt: World Cup
Person He'd Like to Have Dinner With: John Emory Stephens
In His MP3 Player: Red Hot Chili Peppers
Last Concert He Attended: Mumford & Son's
Favorite Social Media Platform: Myspace
Favorite Actor, Actress & Director: Christoph Waltz, Blake Lively & Quentin Taratino
Favorite Movie to Watch on Team Bus: Stick It
Favorite TV Show: Game of Thrones
Favorite Month: March
Favorite Food: Banana Bread
Favorite Dessert: Mom's Chocolate Chip Cookies
Favorite Big City: Bruges, Belgium
Unique Travel Locale: Switzerland
Country He'd Like to Visit: Scotland
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Cartwheeling
Another Sport He Enjoys Playing: Table Tennis
Favorite Thing About the Boilermaker Aquatic Center: The Lifeguards
Most Memorable Meet/Moment at Purdue: Christmas Training
Furry Friend: Jovi, Goldendoodle

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 biomedical engineering.


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