Jonathon Thielen
Jonathon  Thielen

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Aurora, IL

High School:
Marmion Academy

Event:
Backstroke


03/23/2016

Gophers Earn Academic All-B1G Laurels

The Big Ten Conference has recognized 69 student-athletes from the University of Minnesota as Academic All-Big Ten honorees.

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2015-16 Junior Season: Named Academic All-Big Ten • At the 2016 Big Ten Championships, Thielen finished 24th in the 200 IM, 25th in the 400 IM and 47th in the 100 free • Tallied 11 top-five finishes during the regular season • Won the 200 IM at North Dakota.

2014-15 Sophomore Season: Voted “Most Improved” by team • Second-year letterwinner • At the 2015 Big Ten Championships, Thielen finished 16th in the 200 IM, 24th in the 100 free and 29th in the 400 IM (2/26-2/28) • Placed 15th in the 200 free at the 2015 Minnesota Challenge (2/7) • Finished 6th in the 200 back and 12th in the 100 back against Northwestern and Purdue (1/30-1/31) • Took 2nd in the 100 free, 6th in the 200 IM, 7th in the 200 back and 8th in the 100 back at N.C. State (1/23-1/24) • Competed at the Hawaii dual (1/7) • At the 2014 Jean K. Freeman Invite, Thielen placed 1st in the 100 free, 2nd in the 100 breast, 6th in the 50 free, 11th in the 500 free and 13th in the 100 fly (12/5-12/6) • During the 2014 Arena Grand Prix at Minneapolis, Thielen finished 16th in both the 400 IM and 200 back, and also took 21st in the 100 back (11/20-11/22) • Placed 7th in the 50 free and 8th in the 200 back at Florida (11/8) • Took 6th in the 200 back against Iowa (10/31) • Finished 1st in the 200 IM, 2nd in the 100 back, and 4th in the 50 back vs. North Dakota (10/24) • Raced the 200 back against Wisconsin, finishing 6th (10/17) • Finished 5th in both the 50 free and 200 back at Arizona State (10/4).

2013-2014 Freshman Season: 
First-year letterwinner • Finished 26th in the 200 backstroke (1:47.99), finished 29th in the 400 IM (3:54.64), and finished 42nd in the 50 free (20.68) at the Big Ten Conference Championships (02/27-03/01) • Placed 15th in the 200 free (1:45.74) and 11th in the 400 IM (4:17.87) at the Minnesota Challenge (02/08) • Placed 7th in the 200 backstroke (1:51.64), 10th in the 200 IM (1:56.46), and 10th in the 100 backstroke (52.30) vs. Purdue and Wisconsin-Madison (01/31-02/01) • Placed 7th in the 200 backstroke (1:54.17) and 5th in the 200 IM (1:55.03) vs. NC State (01/24) • Finished 28th in the 100 fly (53.75), placed 10th in the 100 free (47.22), and completed the 100 backstroke with a time of 53.68 at the Jean Freeman Invitational (12/06-12/07).

High School:
Graduate of Marmion Academy (2013) • swam for high school team under instruction of Bill Schulz and Aaron Maschman • four-time letter-winner in swimming and bass fishing • received All-Conference honors from 2010 to 2013 • received All-Area honors from 2012 to 2013 • received All-State honors from 2012 to 2013 • All-American in 2013 • received All-American awards from National High School Association • awarded Ben Graffagna MVP Award in 2013 • member of Academy Bullets Swim Club • enters freshman season with times of 50.46 in 100 meter back, 1:48.58 in 200 meter back, 45.98 in 100 meter free, 21.31 in 50 meter free, and 1:55.29 in 200 meter IM.

Personal: Born February 25, 1995 • son of Mary and Rick Thielen • has two siblings, David and Katie • plans to major in economics • took sixth place in state high school club fishing competition • tournament bass fisherman • his favorite swimming memories were dropping 20 seconds in his 400 IM long course time over the summer and earning the 200 free relay short course Illinois state record.

Top Times at Minnesota:
100 free • 44.91 • 02/28/2015
100 back • 50.14 • 11/21/2014
200 back • 1:47.99 • 03/01/2014
200 IM • 1:46.20 • 03/26/2015

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