Junior All-American Zach Stephens sets second meet record in winning the 200 breaststroke
Notre Dame defeated the Vikings, 204.5-94.5, in the 29-year veteran's final home meet.
Notre Dame claims its fourth meet sweep in the nine-year history of the event
The tie was just the second for Notre Dame in 666 all-time dual meets
Notre Dame cruises to big win at Iowa to close season's first half
The Men and Women of the Fighting Irish Swimming and Diving teams hosted Iowa and Ohio State this weekend.
AS A JUNIOR: Had successful season with the Irish, swimming 200, 500, 1,000 and 1,650 free in addition to 200 fly ... at Hawkeye Invitational, placed seventh in 200 free (1:39.48) and came in third in 500 free (4:25.10) ... against Louisville clocked a 4:37.76 in 500 free, good for sixth place ... earned a pair of eighth-place finishes in 500 free in meets against Pittsburgh and Virginia Tech (4:39.82) and versus Purdue (4:43.70) ... touched the wall third in 1,000 free (9:22.67) against Louisville ... came in fifth on three occasions in 1,000 free ... at Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Championships, touched the wall in 4:25.97 in 500 free before posting a 9:16.48 mark in 1,000 free race ... closed conference championship with 1:50.85 time in 200 fly ... swam a 15:23.96 1,650 free at ACC Championship meet ... came in third in 1,650 race at Hawkeye Invitational (15:27.35) ... earned a monogram.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Competed primarily in freestyle as well as butterfly events during the course of the season ... recorded season-best 1,650 time (15:22.12) with a fourth-place finish at the BIG EAST Championships ... garnered bronze with a season-best time of 4:23.71 in the 500 free in the same meet ... at the Northwestern Invitational, took fifth place in the 1,650 free (16:01.21) ... stayed consistent in the 1,650 free all season, which included a finish in second against Cleveland State with a time of 16:06.02... finished in third place in the 500 free (4:43.71) in the same meet ... saw race action in dual meets against Louisville and Pittsburgh ... earned a monogram.
AS A FRESHMAN: Distance swimmer who made an immediate impact, winning an individual BIG EAST Championship in his first year while also accumulating another all-BIG EAST accolade and achieving three NCAA B-cuts ... won the 1,650 freestyle at the BIG EAST Championships, posting a season-best time of 15:16.77, which also earned him second place in the Notre Dame team record books ... took second in the 500 freestyle, recording a readout of 4:24.28 which was good for an NCAA B-cut ... placed eighth in the 200 butterfly with his best time of the season during prelims (1:48.00) ... turned in a 1,000 freestyle split of 9:14.40 during the 1,650 at the BIG EAST Championships, which placed him second in team history for the event ... came in third in the 1,650 in dual meet action against Michigan State ... also competed in meets against Pittsburgh, Northwestern, Louisville, Purdue, and the quad meet against Michigan, Oakland, and TCU ... represented the Irish at the 2012 US Olympic Trials, competing in the 400 meter free (4:07.75, 109th) and the 1,500 meter free (16:10.61, 78th) ... earned a monogram.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Earned three varsity letters while swimming as a prep at Sonora (Calif.) ... two-time All-American ... three-time team captain ... finished first at 2010 CIF meet in the 500 free (4:24.82) ... placed first at the 2010 CIF Masters meet in the 200 free (1:40.12) ... consolation finalist at 2010 Long Course Junior Nationals in the 400 free (3:58.28) and 1,500 free (15:47.84) ... 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier ... son of Patty and Todd Jacobsen ... father swam at UC-San Diego ... full name is Brennan Paul Jacobsen ... oldest of three children ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters, majoring in history.
Jacobsen's Career Bests
|200 Free||1:38.61||Hawkeye Invitational (2013)|
|500 Free||4:23.71||BIG EAST (2013)|
|1,000 Free||9:14.40||BIG EAST (2012)|
|1,650 Free||15:16.77||BIG EAST (2012)|
|200 Fly||1:47.19||ACC Championship (2014)|