In his second year at the helm at Alabama, head coach Dennis Pursley continued his turnaround of the program as the Tide had both an SEC Champion and NCAA Champion for the first time since 2007
Alabama Highlights: 2014 - Freshman: Competed in the individual medley, backstroke and butterfly events during the regular season ... posted four career-best times at the Bulldog Invitational in the butterfly and backstroke events ... named to SEC Academic Honor roll ... earned a place on the President's List (4.0 GPA) for the fall semester and a place on the Dean's List (3.5 or better GPA) for the spring semester ... carries a 3.77 cumulative GPA into his sophomore year.
Prep Highlights: Swam for Amanda Galbraith at Memphis Home Education Association and Dan Schultz at Memphis Thunder Aquatic Club ... two-time Scholastic All-American ... 2013 NISCA All American ... fourth in 100 backstroke and individual medley at the state championships ... set Shelby County record in the 200 individual medley ... help set records in the 200 individual medley relay, 200 freestyle relay, and 400 freestyle relay for Shelby County ... helped team win back to back Shelby County championships ... helped team finish second in 2012 Tennessee State Championships ... Junior National qualifier ... High Point winner at 2013 Senior Long Course Zones.
Personal Information: Full name: Jacob William Kelsoe ... son of Jim and Fay Kelsoe ... brother, Cooper ... sister, Katie ... telecommunications and film major ... born April 22, 1994.