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Jo Jekel

Class Sr.
Hometown Madison, Wis.
High School Madison West

Hawk Item — Finished her career with the seventh-fastest time in the Iowa record books in the 100 back (54.41).

2017-18 Honors — CSCAA honorable mention Scholar All-American… Academic All Big Ten… Big Ten Distinguished Scholar… named to the Dean’s List for the fall and spring semesters. 2017-18 — Posted an NCAA “B” qualifying time in the 100 back (54.41) at the Minnesota Invitational… member of the 200-medley relay (1:39.26) that scored, placing seventh at the Big Ten Championships… swam collegiate-bests in 50 free (23.37), 100 free (50.64), and 100 fly (55.00).

2016-17 Honors — Academic All-Big Ten selection… named to the Dean’s List during the spring semester. 2016-17 — Posted collegiate-best times in 100 free (51.84), 100 back (54.76), and 100 fly (55.76)… swam to a season-best time in 50 free (23.96)… swam an NCAA “B” qualifying time in 100 back… ranked second on the team in 100 back.

2015-16 Honors — Academic All-Big Ten honoree… named to UI’s Dean’s List in spring semester. 2015-16 — Swam collegiate bests in the 50 free (23.76), 100 free (51.99), 200 free (1:59.74), 100 back (57.00), and 100 fly (55.90)… member of the winning 400-medley relay in the dual against Western Illinois (2/5).

2014-15 Honors — Dean’s List honoree during spring semester… letterwinner. 2014-15 — Swam collegiate-best times in the 50 free (23.78), 100 free (52.63), and 100 back (57.59)… recorded 11 top-5 finishes, including a pair of wins.

High School — All-America honoree as a senior… three-time all-state selection… team captain and academic all-state honoree as a senior… finished sixth in 50 free (23.96) and eighth in 100 free (52.05) at the 2013 Wisconsin State Meet… was seven in 50 free (23.95) and eighth in 100 free (52.65) at the 2012 state meet.

Personal — Born Aug. 25, 1996… daughter of Todd and Lisa Jekel… has two siblings, Wesley and Sam… majoring in mechanical engineering.

Jekel’s Collegiate Bests

Event Time Meet Date
50 Free 23.37 at Minnesota Invitational 11/30/17
100 Free 50.64 at Big Ten Championships 2/17/18
200 Free 1:59.74 Intrasquad 10/9/15
100 Back 54.41 at Minnesota Invitational 12/1/17
100 Fly 55.00 at Minnesota Invitational 12/1/17