Swimming & Diving

Jorden Merrilees
Jorden Merrilees

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Brisbane, Australia

High School:
Anglican Church Grammar School

Height:
6-2

Event:
IM

Major:
Exercise Science



03/01/2014

OAKLAND MEN'S AND WOMEN'S SWIMMING CAPTURES FIRST-EVER HORIZON LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Oakland men cruise to nearly 200 point win, while women outlast Milwaukee in see-saw battle for the title

02/28/2014

MEN EXTEND LEAD, WOMEN KEEP EDGE DURING DAY THREE AT LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP

Oakland gathers seven more NCAA 'B' cuts to go with six individual titles and four league records

02/27/2014

RECORDS FALL, OAKLAND RISES ON DAY TWO OF HORIZON LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP

Both teams stand in first place as the Golden Grizzlies set two team and three League records with four NCAA 'B' cuts

02/24/2014

OAKLAND SET TO COMPETE IN 2014 HORIZON LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP

After years of dominance in the Summit League, the Golden Grizzlies will face the Horizon League field for the first time

02/01/2014

OAKLAND MEN SPEED PAST IUPUI, WHILE WOMEN EDGED BY JAGUARS

Men's team defeats host IUPUI 192-106, while women's team falls in close contest, 153-144

03/01/2014

2014 Horizon League Swimming & Diving Championships - Day 3

2014 Horizon League Swimming & Diving Championships - Day 3

03/01/2014

2014 Horizon League Swimming & Diving Championships - Day 4

2014 Horizon League Swimming & Diving Championships - Day 4

10/12/2013

Swimming & Diving vs. UIC, 10/12/13

Oakland swimming and diving hosted UIC Oct. 12, 2013.

10/04/2013

Black and Gold Meet

The OU men's and women's swimming and diving teams competed in the annual Black and Gold Meet Friday night

02/28/2013

The Summit League Championships Day Four

Day four of The Summit League Swimming and Diving Championships took place on Saturday at the OU Aquatic Center.

2012-13:
▪ Earned all-league honors at The Summit League Championships
▪ Named Newcomer of the Championships
▪ Won the 400 IM at the league meet with a time of 3:55.53
▪ Finished runner-up in the 500 freestyle and 200 backstroke
▪ Member of championship 800 free relay team

High School:
▪ Two-time finalist in the Australian Age Swimming Championships
▪ Three-time gold medalist at the Queensland Short Course Championships in 2011
▪ 200-Free Greater Public Schools (GPS) Champion in 2011
▪ Captained high school team to a runner-up finish at the GPS Swim Meet
▪ Six-event qualifier for the 2012 Australian Olympic Team Trials

Academic Achievements
▪ Winner of the 2011 Sir Leslie Wilson Challenge Cup

Top Athletic Performance
▪ Winning 200-Free at GPS Swim Championships in 2011

Personal
Full Name: Jordan Peter Merrilees
Parents: Anthony Merrilees and Helene George
Siblings: Sydney

Top Three Reasons for Choosing Oakland:
1. Great swim coaches and coaches
2. Swim facilities and campus
3. Chance to swim at the Division I level

Merrilees' Career Bests
200 Free - 1:39.05, The Summit League Championships, 2/20/13
500 Free - 4:27.52, The Summit League Championships, 2/20/13
1,000 Free - 9:24.15, Notre Dame, 10/26/12
100 Back - 49.73, EMU Swim and Dive Invitational, 11/30/12
200 Back - 1:46.16, EMU Swim and Dive Invitational, 11/30/12
400 IM - 3:55.53, The Summit League Championships, 2/20/13

NCAA Horizon Nike Oakland University Varsity