Junior Backstroker Jacob Eismann Verbally Commits to Kentucky

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NEW COMMIT: Midway through the 2017-2018 season the University of Kentucky has already secured a verbal commitment from a member of the high school class of 2019. Columbus, Ohio’s Jacob Eismann has pledged to swim for the Wildcats beginning in the fall of 2019.

He shared,

“I am excited to announce that I will be pursuing my academic and athletic career at the University of Kentucky! I chose Kentucky because of the beautiful campus and great team environment. I am looking forward to getting on campus in the fall of 2019 to begin working with my teammates! Go Big Blue!!”

Eismann is a junior at Columbus Academy. The former soccer player is in just his first year as a single sport athlete. He’s already seen big drops since putting his full attention on swimming.

His top times include:

  • 100 Back 49.02
  • 200 Back 1:51.81
  • 50 Free 20.76
  • 100 Free 45.18
  • 200 Free 1:41.77
  • 100 Fly 52.70
  • 200 IM 1:55.33

At the moment, backstroke seems to be Eismann’s brightest spot. Since last spring he’s chopped a second and a half from his 100 time and taken a half second off his best 200 time. He’s also dropped a half second in the 50, two in the 100, and four in the 200 free since the spring of 2017.

He placed tenth in the 100 back at Winter Juniors East in December and was 23rd in the 100 free. His best 100 backstroke time would already place him in the top ten all time at the University of Kentucky.

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Author: Cathleen Pruden

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Cathleen Pruden is a 2016 graduate of Mount Holyoke College and was a four time All-American and a three time Academic All-American for the Lyons. She grew up swimming in and has also coached in Raleigh, North Carolina. Currently she is the Assistant Coach at Bowdoin College.

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