Jacob Pearson
Jacob  Pearson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Tinley Park, Ill.

High School:
Lincoln Way North

Height:
6-1

Event:
Free

Major:
Mechanical Engineering


06/29/2017

OAKLAND STUDENT-ATHLETES EARN SPRING 2017 HORIZON LEAGUE ACADEMIC HONOR ROLL DISTINCTION

For the eighth consecutive semester, Oakland led the Horizon League with 146 student-athletes meeting Honor Roll criteria

02/22/2017

GOLDEN GRIZZLIES TAKE THREE TITLES TO OPEN LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIPS

The women's 200-yard medley relay broke the school record

01/27/2017

OAKLAND STUDENT-ATHLETES EARN 2016 FALL HORIZON LEAGUE ACADEMIC HONOR ROLL DISTINCTION

For the seventh consecutive semester, Oakland led the Horizon League with 147 student-athletes meeting Honor Roll criteria

01/21/2017

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06/30/2016

OAKLAND STUDENT-ATHLETES EARN 2016 SPRING HORIZON LEAGUE ACADEMIC HONOR ROLL DISTINCTION

For the sixth consecutive semester, Oakland led the Horizon League with 126 student-athletes meeting Honor Roll criteria.

02/25/2017

Oakland at Horizon League Championships - Day 3

Oakland at Horizon League Championships - Day 3

02/23/2017

Oakland at Horizon League Championships - Day 1

The Oakland swimming and diving teams took home three league titles in the men's and women's 800 free relay and the men's 200 medley relay during the first day of competition at the 2017 Horizon League Swimming and Diving Championships hosted by UIC.

10/29/2016

Oakland vs. Wayne State

Oakland vs. Wayne State 10-29-16

02/24/2016

2016 Horizon League Championships

2016 Horizon League Championships held at the Oakland Aquatic Center Feb. 24-27, 2016

01/30/2016

Oakland vs. Cleveland State

Oakland vs. Cleveland State 1-30-16 Senior day


2016-17:
Member of the champion 800 freestyle relay (6:32.30) at Horizon League Championships
Horizon League Runner-Up in the 500 free (4:30.21) and 1,650 free (15:41.92)
Placed seventh in the 200 free (1:40.27) at league championships
▪ Ranked inside the top-five on the team in the 200, 500, 1,000 and 1,650 free
Recorded career best times in the 100 free (47.07), 500 free (4:30.21) and 1,650 free (15:41.92)

2015-16:
▪ Member of the champion 800 freestyle relay that set a league and school record at the 2016 Horizon League Championships with a time of 6:29.10

▪ Placed fourth in the 200 (1:39.11), 500 (4:31.00) and 1,650 freestyle (15:57.85) at Horizon League Championships
▪ Posted the top team time in the 1,000 (9:37.91) and 1,650 freestyle
▪ Recorded career best times in the 50 (22.03), 200 and 500 freestyle

2014-15:
▪ Swam 200 free, 1000 free and 1650 free at 2015 Horizon League Championship
▪ Touched fourth in 1650 free (15:49.71)
▪ Placed fifth in 200 free (1:39.68) in the "A" final
▪ Finished eighth in 1000 free (9:38.50)
▪ Part of Oakland record-setting 800 free relay team that set team and Horizon League record

2013-14:
▪ Swam 500 free, 1000 free and 1650 free at 2014 Horizon League Championship
▪ Finished second in 1000 free at HLs with a time of 9:20.88, which was third-best in Oakland history
▪ Placed third in 1650 free at HLs, as his time of 15:48.57 ranked seventh all-time in team records

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS:
▪ Horizon League Academic Honor Roll (Fall 2014)
▪ Horizon League Academic Honor Roll (Spring 2015)
▪ Horizon League Academic Honor Roll (Fall 2015)
▪ Horizon League Academic Honor Roll (Spring 2016)
▪ Horizon League Academic Honor Roll (Fall 2016)
▪ Academic All-Horizon League selection (2014-15)
▪ Academic All-Horizon League selection (2015-16)

HIGH SCHOOL
▪ Was a four-year letter winner in swimming for Lincoln Way North, including two years as team captain

▪ Earned All-State honors in the 500 free and 200 free races after placing 8th and 10th, respectively, at 2013 IHSA State Meet
▪ Three-time all-conference and all-sectional honoree
▪ Holds records at Lincoln Way North for the 100 free, 200 free and 500 free
▪ Was a three-year letter winner in water polo
▪ Also a member of North Aquatics Club, where he competed at the Junior Nationals
▪ Academically, was a member of National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta and was in both Spanish and Science National Honor Society

TOP ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE
▪ State medalist as a senior in high school in Illinois

TOP NON-ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE
▪ Achieving the rank of Eagle Scout

Personal
Full Name: Jacob Robert Pearson
Parents: Kurt and Janet Pearson
Sibling: Eric
▪ Uncle was a collegiate swimmer at Illinois Institute of Technology

Top Three Reasons for Choosing Oakland
▪ Incredible swim team
▪ Great academics
▪ Beautiful campus

Pearson Personal Bests
Event 2016-17 Top Time Career Top Time
50 Free -- 22.03
UIC/Wright State
11/14/15
100 Free 47.07
Zippy Invite
12/2/16
47.07
Zippy Invite
12/2/16

200 Free

1:40.27
2017 HL Championship
2/22/17
1:39.11
2016 HL Championship
2/24/16

500 Free

4:30.21
2017 HL Championship
2/22/17
4:30.21
2017 HL Championship
2/22/17

1,000 Free

9:32.26
2017 HL Championship
2/22/17
9:20.88*
2014 HL Championship
2/27/14
* 1,000 Free time is 4th in Oakland history

1,650 Free

15:41.92*
2017 HL Championship
2/22/17
15:41.92*
2017 HL Championship
2/22/1
* 1,650 Free time is 7th in Oakland history

200 Fly

-- 1:55.55
EMU Invitational
12/6/13

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