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Jake                               Querciagrossa
Jake
Querciagrossa
Class: r-Sr.
Hometown: Peoria, Ill.
Height: 6-1
Weight: 180
Sport: Men's Swimming
Position: IM/Free

Biography

At West Virginia in 2012-13

  • Redshirted

At West Virginia in 2011-12

  • Earned All-Big East honors in the 400 IM
  • Finished third in the 400 IM (3:52.92), 10th in the 200 back (1:48.82), 14th in the 500 free (4:28.20) and was a member of the fourth-place 800 free relay (6:35.40) at the Big East Championships
  • Finished 61st on the 400 IM (4:41.27) and 78th in the 400 free (4:12.53) at the AT&T Winter Nationals
  • Swam to a first-place finish in the 400 IM (3:57.71) at the Pitt Invitational, while also finishing fifth in the 100 back (51.65) and 200 back (1:51.80), ninth in the 500 free (4:32.72) and second as a member of the 800 free relay team (6:41.60)
  • Took first in the 200 free (1:43.37) and third in the 200 back (1:54.89) against Cincinnati and Villanova
  • Opened season with a first-place finish in the 400 IM (4:13.01), second in the 500 free (4:45.95) and tied for third in the 200 back (1:57.57) in the West Virginia State Games

At West Virginia in 2010-11

  • Member of the third-place 800 free relay (6:32.22), while also finishing 11th in the 500 free (4:27.65), eighth in the 400 IM (3:56.35) and 10th in the 200 back (1:48.70) at the Big East Championships
  • Placed third in the 200 free (1:44.05) and the 200 back (1:55.07), while also taking first in the 400 IM (4:06.09) against Maryland
  • Finished third in the 1000 free (9:51.96) at Pitt
  • Took third in the 400 IM (4:12.64) at UC Santa Barbara
  • Placed second in the 200 back (1:57.67) and first in the 800 free relay (6:57.26) at Cincinnati
  • Finished first in the 400 IM (4:09.55) at Louisville

At West Virginia in 2009-10

  • Finished the 400 IM (3:57.82) in 10th place at the Big East Championships
  • Took fourth in the 400 IM (4:15.59) against Virginia Tech and Duquesne
  • Placed fourth in the 200 free (1:45.08) against Pitt
  • Finished the 500 free (4:49.76) in third at Villanova
  • Opened his career with a third-place finish in the 500 free (4:45.88) at Penn State

In High School

  • Three-time all-state swimmer at Peoria Notre Dame
  • 12-time all-conference and a two-time USA Swimming Academic All-American
  • 2007 Journal Star Swimmer of the Year
  • Four-year state qualifier
  • Also a member of Area Water Wizards

Personal

  • Son of A.J. and Kristen Querciagrossa
  • Has one brother and one sister
  • Birthday is June 17
  • Majoring in exercise physiology
  • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll
  • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll
  • President’s List

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