Purdue opens its new season with the Black & Gold Intrasquad
Purdue Personal Preferences Favorite Athlete: Reggie Miller
Favorite Author: Gary Paulsen
Favorite Actor & Director: Wayne Knight & Steven Spielberg
Favorite Month: August
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Food: Homemade Pizza
Favorite Big City: New York City
Unique Travel Locale: Canada
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Hiking
Favorite Purdue Building: Lily Hall of Life Sciences
Another Sport He Enjoys Playing: Basketball
Furry Friend: Remington, Black Lab
Other Hobbies: Gaming
2012-13: Distinguished Big Ten Scholar... Academic All-Big Ten... Robinson competed primarily in the backstroke events and the 200 IM... season-best times in the 100 (50.39, 5th) and 200 back (1:49.64, 4th) and 200 IM (1:53.07, 5th) from the Big Ten Championships ranked among the top five on the team in 2012-13... was among the travel party for the Michigan State-Michigan road trip, posting season-best times in the 100 (59.58) and 200 breast (2:10.86) at MSU... his 100 breast time was fifth best on the team in 2012-13... won the C final of the 100 breast and the D final of the 200 IM at the Purdue Invitational... also accounted for four team points at the Purdue Invite by placing sixth in the B final of the 100 back and eighth in the B final of the 200 back... won heat 3 of the 100 breast at the season-opening Indiana Intercollegiates.
2011-12: Robinson competed in six different events, racing primarily in the 100 and 200 backstroke... season-best times in the 100 (50.70, 5th) and 200 back (1:50.83, 4th) from the Ohio State Winter Invite both ranked among the top five on the team in 2011-12... qualified for the C final of the 200 back at the Ohio State Invitational... also swam the 100 back, 100 fly and 200 IM (1:55.12) at the Ohio State Invitational... swam the 100 and 200 breast (2:15.18) in the dual meet win against Miami.
Before Purdue: Four-year varsity letter-winner and three-year Indiana state qualifier at Hamilton Southeastern High School in Fishers, Ind.... helped his 200 free relay team win the state title as a sophomore... placed seventh at state individually in the 100 backstroke as a senior... also swam on state-qualifying relays as junior (400 free) and senior (200 free and 200 medley)... Hamilton Southeastern Newcomer of the Year as a freshman... National Honor Society... member of the academy of finance and student athletic council... D.A.R.E role model and set a good example award winner.
Personal: Full name is Jacob Stephen Robinson... born in Indianapolis... son of Eric and Cheryl Robinson, both of whom are Purdue alumni... family also includes older brother Drew, who swam collegiately at the University of Kentucky... his father swam for the Purdue in the 1980s... his grandfather Dale Robinson and uncles Charlie and Tim Dupin are also Purdue alumni... majoring in management with a career ambition of pursuing a career in business.