Swimming & Diving

 Jayce Calhoon
Jayce Calhoon


Sweet Home, Ore.

High School:
Sweet Home HS




Senior (2013-14): Calhoon closed out his Cowboy career in grand fashion earning First Team All-Western Athletic Conference honors in the 100 backstroke and 200 backstroke. At the WAC Championships he finished second in the 100 backstroke with a career-best time of 48.82. His mark in the 100 backstroke was the third-fastest mark in Wyoming history. He finished third in the 200 backstroke at the WAC Championship with a time of 1:44.48, a school record at Wyoming. He ended the season with four first-place finishes including finishing first against UNLV in the 200 backstroke with a mark of 1:48.89.

Junior: (2012-13):
Calhoon continued to be one of the leaders of the Cowboys during his junior campaign. Jayce earned Second Team All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation in both the 100 and 200 backstroke. At the MPSF Championships, he earned a fifth- place finish in the 200 backstroke with a time of 1:46.01, as he set a school record in the event, a record that had not been broken since 2005. He also finished seventh in the 100 backstroke with a time of 49.85, both times at the MPSF Championships were personal-best times. Jayce earned two first-place finishes during the season in the 200 backstroke taking the titles at the Air force Academy Invite (1:51.19) and against Air Force, Seattle and North Dakota. He also recorded a pair of first-place victories in the 100 breaststroke at the Air Force Academy Invite (51.73) and the Air Force, Seattle and North Dakota Duals (51.86). He also excelled in the classroom earning Academic All-MPSF honors for the second-consecutive season.

Sophomore: (2011-12): Calhoon became one of the Cowboys leaders during his sophomore season. At the 2012 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships, he helped the Cowboy 800-yard freestyle relay team to a conference championship and record time of 6:31.62. Individually, in the 200 backstroke he placed third with time of 1:46.79. In the 200 back preliminaries, Calhoon swam the fastest time in UW history of 1:46.47. In the 500 freestyle at conference, Calhoon set a personal-best time in the preliminaries of 4:29.53. In the 500 free finals, he placed seventh with a time of 4:30.00. He set another personal-best time in the 400 individual medley preliminaries swimming a 3:57.54. He went on to record another seventh-place finish in the finals with a time of 4:00.00. For the season, he earned two First Team All-MPSF honors in the 200 back and as a member of the 800 freestyle relay squad. He also earned second-team honors in the 500 freestyle and 400 IM. At the Houston Cougar Classic he set two other personal-best times in the 1650 freestyle and 100 backstroke. He placed second in the 1650 free with a time of 15:57.84. In the 100 backstroke, he took eighth with a time of 53.44. During winter training at the Citrus Classic, he placed first in the 1650 free and the 200 back. He also excelled in the classroom earning Academic All-MPSF honors. In the summer of 2012, Calhoon earned a spot at the US Olympic Team trials in the 200 backstroke where he swam a long course personal-best time of 2:07.66.

Freshman: (2010-11): Calhoon had an excellent freshman season for the Cowboys. He recorded three top-10 finishes at the Mountain West Championships. He placed fifth in the 400 individual medley at the conference championships and placed sixth in the 1650 freestyle. Calhoon also took eighth place in the 200 back at the MW Championships. His top-10 finishes at conference earned him All-MW honors in the 400 IM and 1650 free. The 200 back and 1000 free were his strongest events throughout the season, recording two first-place finishes in each event. In the 200 back he placed first in the Nebraska-North Dakota triangular and against Utah. In the 1000 free he recorded two firsts against BYU and the Hawaii-UC-San Diego triangular. He earned his first letter award as a Cowboy. High School: Calhoon was named All-State swimmer at the state meet and was a member of the two-time state 4A champions. He was named his team's Most Valuable Player all four years in high school. Calhoon was selected captain of his swim team his sophomore, junior and senior years. He also was named All-America his junior and senior years, as well as Academic All-American his senior year. Calhoon was a two-time Junior National qualifier in his high school career. In the classroom, Calhoon graduated as a member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: He was born Oct. 12, 1991 in Bend, Ore. He is the son of James and Junia Calhoon, and has one sibling, Justine Calhoon. He is majoring in animal and veterinary sciences at Wyoming.

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