Jessica Chen
Jessica Chen
Height: 5-8
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Rockville, Md.
High School: Thomas S. Wooton
Position: Breast, IM
Major: Mechanical Engineering

Collegiate Personal Bests
50 Free - 24.05
100 Free - 52.18
100 Breast - 1:02.49
200 Breast - 2:17.54
100 IM - 1:00.99
200 IM - 2:05.58

2017-18: CoSIDA Academic All-American … CoSIDA Academic All-District … All-American (100 Breast, 200 Free Relay, 200 Medley Relay, 400 Medley Relay) … NCAA Qualifier … Honorable Mention All-American (200 Breast, 400 Free Relay) … NEWMAC Champion (100 Breast, 200 Breast, 200 IM, 200 Free Relay, 200 Medley Relay, 400 Medley Relay) … NEWMAC Second Team All-Conference (400 Free Relay) … CSCAA Scholar All-American … NEWMAC Academic All-Conference … NEWMAC Women’s Swimmer of the Week (12/4, 2/5) … NEWMAC Women’s Relay Team of the Week (12/4) … MIT Pewter Bowl Award Winner (Presented annually to the female senior who has shown the highest qualities of inspiration and leadership in contributing to women's athletics) ... set four MIT program records and four NEWMAC records as a senior … at the 2018 NCAA Division III National Championship, finished fifth in the 100 breast (1:02.49), seventh in the 200 free relay (1:34.47), seventh in the 200 medley relay (1:43.21), eighth in the 400 medley relay (3:49.47), ninth in the 200 breast (2:17.54) and 12th in the 400 free relay (3:27.40) … in a swim-off at Nationals, set the program and NEWMAC open record in the 200 free relay (1:33.35) and also set the program record in the 200 medley relay (1:43.21) … additionally set the program records in both the 100 breast (1:02.49) and the 200 breast (2:17.54) at the National Meet … at the NEWMAC Championship, claimed the league title in the 100 breast with a meet record time of 1:02.58 and also won the 200 IM in 2:06.34, the 200 free relay in 1:34.30, the 200 medley relay in 1:43.45 and the 400 medley relay in 3:48.64 … also earned Second Team All-Conference honors in the 400 free relay with a time of 3:27.80 … was a perfect 7-for-7 at the MIT Winter Invitational as she won the 100 breast in 1:03.17, the 200 breast in 2:18.17, the 200 IM in 2:08.23, the 200 free relay in 1:34.30, the 400 free relay in 3:29.79, the 200 medley relay in 1:45.16 and the 400 medley relay in 3:48.47 … during regular season dual meets, won ten events which included four victories in the 100 breast against WPI/Bowdoin, Coast Guard, Boston College and Amherst … swam 15 NCAA “B” cut times as a senior.

2016-17:
All-American (200 Free Relay) … Honorable Mention All-American (200 Medley Relay, 400 Medley Relay, 400 Free Relay) … NEWMAC Champion (200 Medley Relay, 400 Medley Relay, 400 Free Relay) … NEWMAC Second Team All-Conference (200 IM, 100 Breast, 200 Breast) … CSCAA Scholar All-American … NEWMAC Academic All-Conference … NEWMAC Women’s Swimmer of the Week (11/21, 12/5) … NEWMAC Women’s Relay Team of the Week (11/21, 1/9, 1/17) … CollegeSwimming.com NEWMAC Swimmer of the Week (11/15, 11/22) … helped break the NEWMAC open and meet records in the 200 medley relay as well as the NEWMAC open record in the 400 free relay … additionally set the MIT program record in the 100 breast, the 400 free relay and the 200 medley relay … aided the Engineers to their best finish in program history at the NCAA Division III Championship as MIT placed fifth with a team score of 165 points … at NCAA’s, earned All-America honors in the 200 free relay as the quartet touched the wall fifth in 1:33.83 and went on to break the NEWMAC open record as well as the MIT records with the 200 medley relay team (10th – 1:43.48) and the 400 free relay team (9th - 3:24.64) both for Honorable Mention All-America accolades … also claimed Honorable Mention All-America honors with the 400 medley relay team as they finished tenth in 3:47.30 … rounded out her time at nationals with a 20th place finish in the 200 breast (2:20.74), a 24th place finish in the 200 IM (2:06.70) and a 28th place finish in the 100 breast (1:04.59) … at the NEWMAC Championship, claimed the league title with the 200 medley relay team (1:43.67 – NEWMAC meet record and MIT record), the 400 medley relay team (3:47.38), the 400 free relay team (3:27.42) … also claimed Second Team All-Conference honors in the 200 IM (2:07.27), 100 breast (1:03.84), 200 breast (2:19.68) and finished 11th – first in the “B” final with the 200 free relay team (1:37.74) … at the MIT Winter Invitational, won the 200 breast (2:20.12) and the 200 free relay (1:34.40) and was the runner-up in the 400 free relay (3:28.79), the 400 medley relay (3:53.27), the 200 medley relay (1:43.94) and the 100 breast (1:03.91) … her time in the prelims of the 100 breast at the invite of 1:03.68 set a new MIT record in the event … during regular season dual meets, registered 24 top-3 finishes in her respective events and came in first place 15 times including three times in the 100 breast and three times with the 200 free relay team … individually totaled 11 NCAA “B” cut times as a junior.

2015-16: All-American (400 Medley Relay, 400 Free Relay) ... All-America Honorable Mention (200 Medley Relay, 200 Free Relay) ... NCAA Qualifier ... NEWMAC Champion (200 Free Relay, 200 Medley Relay, 400 Free Relay, 400 Medley Relay) ... NEWMAC Second Team All-Conference (200 IM, 100 Breast, 200 Breast) ... CSCAA Scholar All-American ... finished fourth with the 400 Medley Relay team in 3:46.35 and eighth with the 400 Free Relay team in 3:28.00 for All-America honors at the NCAA Division III Championship (3/16-19) ... also at nationals, took 11th with the 200 Free Relay team (1:35.10), 12th with the 200 Medley Relay team (1:44.65), 17th in the 100 Breast (1:04.35), 19th in the 200 Breast (2:21.83) and 23rd in the 200 IM (2:06.65) ... at the NEWMAC Championship (2/18-21), clinched first place in the 200 Free Relay (1:34.39), 400 Medley Relay (3:45.83), the 200 Medley Relay (1:43.88) and the 400 Free Relay (3:25.89) ... individually touched the wall second in the 200 IM (2:05.58), the 100 Breast (1:03.98), the 200 Breast (2:19.66) at the conference championship ... set two individual MIT program records (100 Breast - 1:03.98 and the 200 Breast - 2:19.66) as well as two relay program records (200 Medley Relay - 1:43.88 and the 400 Medley Relay - 3:45.83) ... also registered three NEWMAC Championship meet records and three NEWMAC Open records as a sophomore ... at the MIT Invitational (12/4-6), took third in the 200 Free Relay (1:34.43), third in the 400 Medley Relay (3:49.87), third in the 200 Medley Relay (1:44.82), third in the 400 Free Relay (3:29.00), fourth in the 800 Free Relay (7:40.56), fourth in the 100 Breast (1:04.91), fourth in the 200 Breast (2:22.08), fifth in the 200 IM (2:11.09) and 14th in the 50 Free (24.53) ... totaled 13 NCAA "B" cuts during the 2015-16 campaign.

2014-15: All-American (400 Medley Relay) ... Honorable Mention All-American (200 Medley Relay) ... NEWMAC Champion (400 Medley Relay, 200 Medley Relay, 400 Free Relay) ... CSCAA Scholar All-American ... NEWMAC Relay Team of the Week (11/10, 11/24) ... at the NCAA Division III Championship (3/18-21), touched the wall seventh with the 400 Medley Relay team in 3:48.79 for All-America accolades and finished tenth with the 200 Medley Relay team in 1:44.35 for Honorable Mention All-America honors ... individually at nationals, took 20th in the 200 Breast (2:21.36) and 30th in the 100 Breast (1:06.45) ... at the NEWMAC Championship (2/19-22), finished first in the 400 Medley Relay (3:51.13), first in the 200 Medley Relay (1:45.18), first in the 400 Free Relay (3:26.51), third in the 200 IM (2:08.60) and third in the 100 Breast (1:05.43) ... at the MIT Invitational, swam a 1:36.36 for second place in the 200 Free Relay ... also took first in the 100 Breast (1:05.17), the 400 Medley Relay (3:50.53), the 200 Medley Relay (1:45.66) and the 200 Breast (2:22.40) as well as second in the 400 Free Relay (3:35.00) and fourth in the 200 IM (2:08.89) ... registered seven NCAA "B" cuts during the 2014-15 season.

Out of the Pool at MIT: Majoring in mechanical engineering with a concentration in biomedical engineering … completed research in the Boehm Lab at the National Institutes of Health … past co-director and coordinator & treasurer for Camp Kesem at MIT … past Internal mentorship chair for Society of Women Engineers … plans on attending medical school after graduation.

High School: A 2014 graduate of Thomas S. Wooton High School … lettered four times … All-Gazette first team … all-meet relay and honorable mention … USA Swimming’s Scholastic All-American … Potomac Valley Swimming Scholar … school record holder in 50 free, 100 breast (1:04.37), 200 medley relay and 200 free … competed for Rockville Montgomery Swim Club … career-best in 100 breast: 1:04.37 … career-best in 200 breast: 2:21.48 … NCSA Junior National Team … National Honor Society … National Music Honor Society … president of Future Doctors of America … director of WOOTthon dance marathon … officer of Cross Age Teaching of Science.