Jacinda Whittenburg
Jacinda Whittenburg
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Lakewood, CO
High School: D'Evelyn
Events: IM/Breast
Major: Nursing

One of Florida Southern’s six returning All-Americans after earning that distinction in the 800-freestyle relay as a junior… School record holder in the 400-individual medley… Begins her senior year with 14 individual wins, tied with Peyton Breault for the most among current Moccasin swimmers, and one relay win.

As a junior (2016-17)… Honorable Mention All-American in the 800-freestyle (14th place)… First Team All-Sunshine State Conference… SSC Swimmer-of-the-Week for January 9… NCAA Division II Academic Achievement Award winner… Sunshine State Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll… Team MVP… In addition to the 800-freestyle relay, also competed in both breaststroke and both individual medley events at the National Finals… One of six Moccasins to swim in all nine meets, including the NCAA Division II National Championships, and was one of their primary breaststroke and IM swimmers… Competed just one time in the 500-freestyle and won that race in a dual meet against Indian River State… Also typically swam in the medley relays and the 400- and 800-freestyle relays… Had NCAA provisional qualifying times in both breaststroke and IM events, and helped all three freestyle relay teams achieve provisional times… SSC bronze medalist in the 400-IM and the 800-freestyle relay… Led the team with nine individual wins (three in the 200-breast, three in the 200-IM, two in the 400-IM and one in the 500-freestyle)… Anchored the Mocs’ only winning 400-freestyle relay team in the final meet of the regular season against Indian River State, the same meet in which she also won the 400-IM and 500-free… In dual meets against Tampa and Emory, won two individual events in each, and had two in a double dual with Florida Tech and Keiser… #1 on the Florida Southern times list in both the 200- and 400-IM, was #2 in both breaststroke events behind Haley DeGrace, and #2 in the 500-free despite swimming that race only one time.

As a sophomore (2015-16)… Second Team All-Sunshine State Conference… NCAA Division II Academic Achievement Award winner… Sunshine State Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll… Swam in eight meets… Regular swimmer in both breaststroke events and both individual medley events… Third on the team with five individual wins… Had two wins in the 200-breaststroke, two in the 400-IM, and one in the 200-IM… One of her 400-IM wins came in the multi-team Tampa Spartan Invitational… Had two meets (against Tampa and at Florida Tech) where she won two different events… Had an NCAA provisional qualifying times in the 100-breaststroke, 200-IM, and 400-IM… Was #2 on the Florida Southern times list in the 200-IM and 400-IM, and finished #3 in the 200-breaststroke… Part of 200-medley and 400-medley relay teams that hit NCAA provisional times at the SSC Championships, with the 200 team finishing as SSC runner-up.

As a freshman (2014-15)… Second Team All-Sunshine State Conference… SSC Commissioner’s Honor Roll… Dean’s List student… Took part in nine meets, including the SSC Championships… One of Florida Southern’s regular competitors in the two breaststroke events and the two individual medley events… Finished second to teammate Kelsey Gouge in the 200-breaststroke in her first collegiate meet at Tampa (Oct. 17)… Was the Moccasins’ top swimmer in that event in two other meets, including the SSC Championships… Achieved NCAA provisional qualifying times in the 200-IM and the 400-IM… Florida Southern’s top swimmer in the 200-IM in two of the last three regular season meets before hitting one of her NCAA “B” times at the conference championships… Was the Mocs’ top performer in three of her four races in the 400-IM, including the SSC Championships where she placed fourth overall… Had an earlier fourth-place finish in the 200 IM at the multi-team Nova Southeastern Sharks Invitational in December where she achieved her first NCAA “B” time… Helped one of the Mocs’ 800-freestyle relay teams achieve an NCAA “B” time at the SSC Championships… Second on the Florida Southern times list in the 200-breaststroke and 200-IM, and was third in the 100-breaststroke and 400-IM.

In high school… 2014 graduate of D’Evelyn High School… member of the swimming team for two seasons under head coach Josh Griffin… All-State as a senior when she finished second in the state meet in the 200-IM… All-conference performer in the 100-breaststroke and 200-freestyle as a senior… In her only other high school season, was all-conference as a freshman in the 100-breaststroke and 200-IM… Competed for the University of Denver Hilltoppers program from 2008-14, where she was coached by Shawn Smith… Personal… Daughter of Carol and Eric Whittenburg… Has two younger brothers (Nathan and Jaimen).