Home State: Minnesota
Years on the club: 2
College: College of Engineering
Major: Computer Science
Jacob is a distance runner on the club. His favorite event is the half-marathon and prefers to race any distance that is farther than the half mile. In addition to running with the club, Jacob has run two marathons, including the Boston Marathon. Though he spends a lot of time running, Jacob is well-versed in other sports, and could, for example, talk about soccer for hours.
"When I was in 6th grade, I had ambitions to become a star football player. And at the time, I actually was pretty good compared to my peers. But then 7th and 8th grade happened and I realized that I actually wasn't any good at football. So I began running, but mostly because I just didn't want to become fat. I eventually fell in love with the sport which has now become one of my passions. It only made sense that I would want to surround myself with other people at MSU who share a similar interest. So I joined this club, and it has been terrific."