Men's Swimming Achieves 15 NCAA Cuts at U-M First Chance Meet
At Michigan ... NCAA All-American (2014: 200-yard freestyle relay) ... Two-time Big Ten champion (2015: 200-yard freestyle relay; 2014: 400-yard medley relay) ... Two-time All-Big Ten (2014-15: First Team) ... Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Feb. 25) ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement (2014).
Sophomore (2014-15) ... Championships ... NCAA Championships (March 26-28): Qualified as part of the 200-yard freestyle relay, but did not swim at the event ... 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 ... Regular Season ... Swam four events at AT&T Winter Nationals (Dec. 3-6), finishing as high as 15th in the 100-yard backstroke.
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 ... Championships Meets ... 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): Took 18th in the 50-yard freestyle (20.03) and 100-yard backstroke (48.19), 30th in the 100-yard butterfly (48.85) and swam on the winning 400-yard medley relay team ... Regular Season ... Swam two events at Northwestern (Jan. 11) ... Finished second in the 100-yard backstroke (50.65) and fourth in the 200-yard backstroke (1:52.29) at Purdue (Jan. 10) ... Swam three events at AT&T Winter Nationals (Dec. 5-7), the highest being a tie for 21st in the 100-yard backstroke (48.68) ... swam two events at the Univ. of Michigan Open (Nov. 22-24) ... finished seventh in the 100-yard backstroke (50.28) and eighth in the 200-yard backstroke (1:51.03) against Indiana and Texas (Oct. 25) ... took third in 100-yard backstroke (49.11) and seventh in 200-yard backstroke (1:52.42) against Notre Dame and Auburn (Oct. 12) ... made collegiate debut at Dennis Stark Relays (Oct. 11).
Prep ... Amador Valley High School (2013) ... 12-time All-American ... earned All-America honors in 100-yeard backstroke (junior and senior), 200-yard freestyle (junior), 100-yard butterfly (senior) and on 200-yard medley relay and 400-yard freestyle relay (all four years) ... conference champion in 100-yard backstroke as a senior ... Academics ... Honor Roll ... maintained 4.0 GPA as a senior.
Club ... Pleasanton Seahawks (2008-13) ... Qualified for World Championships Trials in 100-yard backstroke and 200-yard backstroke (2013) ... finalist for Junior National Championships (2012).
Personal ... Full name is Jason Zhixuan Chen ... born Nov. 15, 1995 ... son of Shujian Chen and Crystal Zhou ... enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts ... pre-business major.