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    Jake Vogel
    Jake Vogel

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Canton, Ill.

    High School:
    Canton

    Height:
    6-2

    Event:
    IM/Back



    VOGEL'S PERSONAL BESTS
    Event Personal Best
    100 backstroke 49.37
    200 backstroke 1:49.26
    200 individual medley 1:49.67

    2010-11: Ranked third on Northwestern's top times list in the 200 IM following the season ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Swam career-best times in the 200 IM and 200 back at the Big Ten Championships, qualifying for the bonus final of the 200 IM after a 1:49.67 during the morning session ... Ended up 20th in the 200 IM and 28th in the 200 back (1:49.67) at the conference meet ... Also competed in the 100 back (34th) at the Big Ten Championships ... Made three championship finals at NU's own five-team TYR Invitational (11/19-11/21), finishing second in the 50 back, fourth in the 200 back and sixth in the 200 IM ... Won the consolation final of the 100 back at the TYR ... Won the 100 back and took second in the 200 IM at a quad dual meet against Carthage, Lewis and North Central (01/08) ... Earned dual-meet points with seven top-five finishes during the year.

    2009-10: Did not see action due to injury ... Granted a medical hardship season.

    2008-09: Crucial cog in NU's backstroke and IM machines ... Part of the 'Cats' season-best 200 medley relay squad, and also ranked third on NU's top times list for the year in the 100 back ... Competed in the 100 back, 200 back and 200 IM at the Big Ten Championships, swimming season-best times in both backstroke events ... Broke the water in five events at the TYR Invitational (11/21), highlighted by a fifth-place finish in the 100 back ... Earned first-place finishes in the 100 back against UIC/Chicago (11/15) and Carthage (1/10) ... Recorded 15 top-five performances during the dual-meet season for the Wildcats.

    2007-08 Member of NU's backstroke group, competing primarily in the 100 ... Finished 20th overall in the 100 back with a season-best 50.28 at the Big Ten Championships ... Also swam in the 200 back and 200 IM at the conference meet ... Member of the 200 medley relay at the Big Ten Championships, earning an NCAA `B' cut ... Ranked second on NU's top times list in the 200 back and 200 IM, and third in the 100 back ... Recorded four second-place dual meet finishes, his best of the season ... Took second in both the 400 IM and 100 back against UIC (10/27) ... Finished second in the 100 back against Carthage and Olivet (1/12) and against No. 21 Notre Dame (1/19) ... Qualified for the consolation final in the 100 back at the Georgia Invitational (11/30-12/2) while making the bonus finals in the 200 back and 200 IM ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2006-07: Swam season-best times in the 100 back (49.37), 200 back (1:49.79) and 200 IM (1:50.19) at the Big Ten Championships ... Finished 14th in the consolation final of the 100 back and 19th in the bonus final of the 200 back at the Championships ... Ended the season as the 'Cats third-best backstroke swimmer on the Northwestern top times list ... Won the first event of his career with a 1:54.37 in the 200 back against Carthage, also taking second in the 200 IM ... Swam top times of the dual year in the back races versus Michigan and OSU ... Won four second-place marks.

    High School: Canton had no swim team, swam 11 years with Canton YMCA ... Four-time high school All-American ... Two-time all-state honoree ... Four-time team MVP ... Holds team records in 14 events ... Won the 2006 IHSA 100-back state title ... Three-year qualifier for the state meet ... Class valedictorian, graduating with a perfect 4.0 GPA ... National Honor Roll and National Honor Society member.

    Personal: Born Jacob Nathaniel Vogel ... Son of Matthew and Rhonda Vogel ... Chose Northwestern over Notre Dame, Princeton and Texas ... Majoring in psychology.