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Jeff Gomez
Jeff Gomez

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Morristown, N.J.

High School:
Morristown

Position:
Backstroke

Birthdate:
08/03/1990


04/16/2013

Swimming and Diving Celebrates Season, Seniors at Banquet

Savoy, Whitmire earn Most Outstanding Swimmer awards at annual banquet

03/03/2013

Grier Named Second Team All-Big Ten at Big Ten Championships

Penn State finishes in eighth place with 212 points

03/02/2013

Grier Breaks Two Penn State Records at Big Ten Championships

Lions hold 8th place with 150 points

02/28/2013

Ankosko Breaks 12-Year Old Record at Big Ten Championships

Penn State sits at 8th place after two days

02/02/2013

Lions Top Towson 186-101 on Senior Day

Gomez claims two victories during his final meet at McCoy Natatorium

LION CAREER
2011-12: Qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials in the 200 back in the summer of 2012...Recorded two first place finishes against Georgia Tech in the 100 back (51.75) and 200 back (1:52.34)...Swam the 100 back at the Ohio State Invitational in 50.21 seconds...Earned first place in the 200 back with a time of 1:52.64 against Lehigh and St. Francis...Competed in three events at the Big Ten Championships, including the 100 back (50.80), 200 back (1:48.70) and the 200 IM...Recorded a personal best time in the 200 IM (1:50.37) at the Big Tens.

2010-11: Saw action in three different events in the Big Ten Championships (100 backstroke, 200 backstroke and 200 individual medley)... Earned a career-best finish in the 200 backstroke at the Big Ten Championships, swimming a time of 1:46.04 and finishing in 14th place...Swam 49.27, shattering his previous career-best time in the 100 backstroke at the Big Ten Championships while taking 18th place...Posted first individual victory in the 200 backstroke (1:50.60) on 10/23/10 vs. Virginia Tech...Earned a second individual victory in the 400 individual medley vs. St. Bonaventure, notching a time of 4:09.80...Helped the team win the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:33.42 on 1/22/11 vs. St. Bonaventure.

2009-10: Qualified for the C Final at the Big Ten Championships in the 200 backstroke after a preliminary and season-best time of 1:47.75...Finished 20th overall in the 200 back at Big Tens with a time of 1:47.81... Posted a season-best time of 49.96 in the 100 backstroke at Big Tens... Swam a 4:42.84 at Big Tens in the 500 freestyle...Finished third in the 200 back vs. Buffalo.

HIGH SCHOOL
Two-time All-American in the 100 backstroke...Named Scholastic All- American...Holds Morristown records in the 100 back, 100 fly, and 200 IM...Earned four letters in swimming...2009 short course Harvard Sectionals champion in the 200 back...Third in the 100 back and fourth in the 200 back at the U.S. Open qualifier...Junior National qualifier in the 100 and 200 backstrokes...Letterwinner in cross country.

PERSONAL
Jeffrey Felix Gomez II was borth August 3, 1990 in Denville, N.J. to Marianne and Jeff Gomez...Has an older brother, Chris, and a younger sister, Julie...Majoring in landscape contracting.

ON CHOOSING PENN STATE
"I chose Penn State because of the team spirit."

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