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Jakob Andkjaer
Jakob Andkjaer

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Farum, Denmark

High School:
Marie Krses Skole

Height:
6-8

Event:
Butterfly/Free

Birthdate:
05/07/1985

Major:
Pre-Industrial Design

2008 Olympian (Denmark)
NCAA Champion (400 FR)
11-time All-American
SEC Champion (400 FR)

Junior Season (2007-08): Competed in the 100m free, 50m free and 100m fly while representing Denmark in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China... Swam to a 19th-place in the 100 fly (52.24), 27th-place finish in the 100 free (49.25) and a 33rd-place finish in the 50 free (22.52)... Swam a partial season at Auburn, competing in the fall semester before leaving to train for the Olympics... Named SEC Swimmer of the Week on Nov. 20 after picking up a pair of NCAA "B" cuts against Alabama... Won the 50m free and 100m free at the Alabama Long Course Classic.

Sophomore Season (2006-07):Aseven-time All-America at the NCAA Championships... Swam on the NCAA champion 400 free relay team that set new Auburn and NCAA records with a time of 2:46.56... Swam a leadoff time of 42.52 on the 400 free relay... Came in ninth in the 50 free and 100 free with times of 19.42 and 42.67, respectively... His time of 19.42 ranks 10th all-time at Auburn in the 50 free while his time of 42.52 in the 100 free ranks sixth all-time... Touched in eighth inthe 100 fly with a time of 46.76 after swimming a 46.54 in the preliminary, a time that ranks sixth all-time at Auburn... Swam a leadoff 1:35.08 on the sixth-place 800 free relay team... His mark of 1:35.08 ranks fifth all-time at Auburn in the 200 free... Earned All-America honors in the 200 free relay and 200 medley relay teams after swimming in the preliminaries... Competed at the FINA World Championships, earning the bronze in the 50m fly with a time of 23.56... Also finished 29th in the 50m free (23.01), 24th in the 100m free (49.87) and 29th in the 100m fly (53.71)

Freshman Season (2005-06): Was a semifinalist in the 50m free, 100 free and 50m fly at the FINA World Short Course Championship... Earned four All-America honors at the NCAA Championship... Swam a career best 42.84 in the 100 free finals to take ninth... Finished 10th in the 100 fly with a lifetime best 47.11... Swam the leadoff leg on the 400 free relay that finished second at NCAA's... Swam a 42.88 100 free split on the relay... Swam the second leg of the 800 free relay that ended up sixth (split 1:36.70)... Swam a championship field best anchor split, 42.88, in the 400 free relay at the SEC Championship to lead Auburn team to victory... Also anchored the 800 free relay at SEC's, splitting 1:35.22... Part of the 1, 2, 3 sweep in the 100 free at SECs... Was the runner-up in the 100 free with a time of 43.02 ... Came in fourth in the 100 fly (47.94) and was 13th in the 200 free (1:38.13).

Prior to Auburn: Competed at Falkonergardens Gymnasium and the Marie Kruses Skole... Swam with the Vallensbaek IF 39/VAT 89 club team... A 23-time national champion in Denmark.

Personal: Full name is Jakob Schioett Andkjaer... Born on May 7, 1985... Son of Eva and Niels Andkjaer... Majoring in industrial design.