Competing in the NCAA men’s swimming and diving championships in Austin, Texas, ME senior Connor Jaeger started the night off on March 29th by defending his title in the 1,650-yard freestyle. Jaeger’s time was 14.29.27. He is the first U-M swimmer to win back-to-back individual national championships since Tyler Clary in the 400-yard individual medley (2009-10) and the first U-M swimmer to repeat in the 1,650-yard freestyle since Tom Dolan (1995-96). The U-M swimming team — last year’s 2013 NCAA champion — finished fourth in the championship.
In his studies in Mechanical Engineering, Jaeger is working to discover the potential impact of using additive manufacturing in the orthotics and prosthetics industry.