Jason Chen
Jason  Chen


Pleasanton, Calif.

High School:
Amador Valley



Blue Connect: Wolverines Find Mentorship Through Alumni Connections

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Wolverines Achieve 15 NCAA Cuts at Michigan First Chance Meet

Men's Swimming Achieves 15 NCAA Cuts at U-M First Chance Meet

At Michigan
• NCAA All-American (2014: 200-yard Freestyle Relay)
• Three-time Big Ten champion (2016: 200-yard Medley Relay; 2015: 200-yard Freestyle Relay; 2014: 400-yard Medley Relay)
• Three-time All-Big Ten (2014-16: First Team)
• U-M Athletic Academic Achievement (2014)

Junior (2015-16)
• NCAA Championships (March 23-26): Did not qualify.
• Big Ten champion (200-yard Medley Relay)
• All-Big Ten (First Team)
• Big Ten Championships (Feb. 24-27): Finished 3rd in the 100-yard Backstroke (46.65), 6th in the 50-yard Freestyle (19.65) and 9th in the 100-yard Freestyle (43.50). Also swam on three relays, including the winning 200-yard Medley Relay.
• Tied for 31st in the 50-meter Freestyle (23.16), took 33rd in the 100-meter Freestyle (50.71) and 38th in the 100-meter Backstroke (57.52) at AT&T Winter Nationals (Dec. 3-5).

Sophomore (2014-15)
• Big Ten champion (200-yard Freestyle Relay)
• All-Big Ten (First Team)
• NCAA Championships (March 26-28): Qualified as part of the 200-yard Freestyle Relay, but did not swim at the meet.
• Big Ten Championships (Feb. 25-28): Finished 13th in the 50-yard Freestyle (20.04), 17th in the 100-yard Butterfly (47.78) and 27th in the 100-yard Backstroke (48.41). Also swam on winning 200-yard Freestyle Relay.

Freshman (2013-14)
• NCAA All-American (200-yard Freestyle Relay)
• Big Ten champion (400-yard Medley Relay)
• All-Big Ten (First Team)
• Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Feb. 25)
• U-M Athletic Academic Achievement
• NCAA Championships (March 27-29): Traveled as relay alternate. Earned NCAA All-America honor after swimming preliminaries of the 200-yard Freestyle Relay.
• Big Ten Championships (Feb. 26-March 1): Finished 18th in the 50-yard Freestyle (20.03) and 100-yard Backstroke (48.19) and 30th in the 100-yard Butterfly (48.85).
• Made collegiate debut at the Dennis Stark Relays (Oct. 11).

• High School: Amador Valley (2013)
• 12-time All-American.
• Conference champion in the 100-yard Backstroke as a senior.

• Club: Pleasanton Seahawks (2008-13)
• Swam 100-yard Backstroke and 200-yard Backstroke at 2013 World Championship Trials.
• 2012 Junior National Championships.

• Full Name: Jason Zhixuan Chen
• Birthday: Nov. 15, 1995
• Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts
• Major: Business

Career Bests

Event Time Date
50-yard Freestyle 19.65 2/25/2016
100-yard Freestyle 43.50 2/27/2016
100-yard Backstroke 46.65 2/26/2016
200-yard Backstroke 1:48.99 12/7/2013
100-yard Butterfly 47.74 2/22/2014
200-yard IM 1:57.22 11/22/2013