Jonathon Thielen  
Jonathon Thielen

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Aurora, Ill.

High School:
Marmion Academy

Position:
Backstroke


2013-2014 Freshman Season: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.