Colonials Programs Earn Academic Award for Fall 2012 Semester
Annual Award Marks Second for Graeter, First for Mortensen
Rookie Claims Gold in 200-Fly, Colonials Take Fourth at Conference Championships
Senior Claimed First Gold Medal with NCAA 'B' Cut Time in 400 IM
Men's 800-Yard Freestyle Relay Team Lands Third-Place Finish
2011-12: Swam second leg of school-record setting 800-yard freestyle relay team that finished third at Atlantic 10 Championships (Feb. 22) with a time of 6:40.15...Finished eighth at A-10 Championships in 100-yard backstroke with a time of 51.03 seconds...Posted a career-best time of 1:51.69 in the 200-yard backstroke at A-10 Championships...Named to GW Department of Athletics and Recreation Academic Dean's List...Named to Fall 2011 Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2010-11: At the Atlantic-10 Championship Meet: Finished fifth in the 100-yard backstroke, seventh in the 200-yard backstroke and 11th in the 200-yard individual medley...Led off the fifth-place 400-yard medley relay... Performances rank eighth in the 200-yardIM, 100-yard backstroke and 200-yard backstroke on the program's top times list...Named A-10 Rookie of the Week (Jan. 31) following performances at Towson and GMU...Finished second in the 100- and 200-yardbackstroke events against Drexel...Finished first in the 200-yard backstroke, second in the 200-yardIM and second in the 200-yard backstroke against Towson and Howard...Finished second in the 100- and 200-yard backstroke eventsand third in the 200-yard individual medleyagainst GMU.
High School: Named the Albuquerque Winter Athlete of the Year in 2008, 2009 and 2010...Holds the New Mexico state record in the boys 100-yard backstroke (50.69)...Three-time state champion in the 200-yard individual medley...Swam for LOBO Aquatic Club from 1999-2010.
Personal: Born Jacob Gustav Mortensen on June 20, 1992, in Albuquerque, NM...Son of Nancy and Jeffery Mortensen...Has one sister, Savannah...Majoring in mechanical engineering.