Jacob may be
the only high school varsity athlete with Down syndrome to have earned All-State
honors. In Alabama all 402 high schools are included in one
classification to compete for the State Swimming and Diving
Championship. Jacob was the first handicapped swimmer to qualify
for the championship finals at the 1999-2000 state meet.
finishes at a state meet for Jacob are - 7th as a member of the
400 yard freestyle relay team, 26th in the 500 yard freestyle
and 30th in the 100 yard butterfly.
::Jacob holds Auburn University National