Cottingham, Koprivnjak Pace Colonials on Final Day
Colonials in Fourth Place Heading into Final Day of Competition
Colonials Post Season-Best Marks Through First Day of Three-Day Meet
Colonials Led by Koprivnjak on Afternoon
Koprivnjak Leads Colonials With Three Individual Victories
2012-13: Swam leadoff leg of record-setting 200-yard medley relay that finished sixth at the Atlantic 10 Championships (Feb. 20) with a new school time of 1:31.32...Won the B Final of the 200-yard backstroke, ninth overall, in a career time of 1:49.77 to sit fifth on GW's all-time list...Finished second in the B Final and 10th overall in the 100 back at the A-10 Championships with a career-best time of 50.53 seconds, also good for fifth on GW's all-time list...Swam leadoff leg of 400 medley relay that finished sixth in 3:20.57...Touched the wall in a career time of 1:54.25 in the 200-yard IM at A-10s...Saw a season-best time of 4:24.44 in the 400 IM at the Patriot Invitational...Named to GW Athletics Academic Dean's List, Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Rolls and A-10 All-Academic Team.
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.