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Jack Strauss
Position: Free/Back
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Barrington, Ill.
High School: Barrington High School

2013-2014: Strauss began his Miami career with a first-place victory in the 200 medley relay and the 100 backstroke against Xavier. He also finished third in the 100 freestyle against the Musketeers. Against Cleveland State, Strauss swam to a fourth-place finish in the 50 freestyle and a third-place finish in the 100 freestyle. He was third in both the 200 medley relay and the 100 freestyle against Cincinnati. He also took first in the 200 freestyle relay. Against Buffalo, he finished seventh in the 200 medley relay, the 50 freestyle and the 100 freestyle. He finished third in the 200 freestyle relay. Strauss finished eighth in the 100 freestyle and fourth in the 400 freestyle relay against Eastern Michigan. Against Ball State, he took third in the 400 medley relay, third in the 50 freestyle and first in the 200 freestyle relay. At the MAC Championships, Strauss finished 14th in the 50 freestyle, 10th in the 100 backstroke, ninth in the 100 freestyle and third in the 400 freestyle relay. 

High School: Swam for John Valentine at Barrington High School… earned varsity letters in swimming and was named team captain twice… in addition to swimming for four years, he also played volleyball and football his freshman year… set school records in the 100 free, 200 medley relay, 200 free relay and the 400 free relay… competed at the Illinois High School State Championships and finished ninth in the 100 free and ninth in the 200 free relay during his junior year. He finished ninth in the 100 free, ninth in the 200 free relay and eighth in the 400 free relay as a senior… competed at the Illinois Senior Championships, the Illinois High School State Championships and the 2013 Speedo Junior Nationals in Irvine, California... was All-Conference and All-Sectional throughout his high school career (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013) and was All-State in 2012 and 2013… was Honor Roll throughout his high school career.

Personal: Son of Tom and Barb Strauss… born August 29, 1995… Jack joins a long line of family members who attended or currently attend Miami University including both parents, Barb (’85) and Tom (’84), his aunt, Sue McMahon Hyde (’84), his uncle, Shef Hyde (’82), his cousin, Andy Hyde (’12) and current Miami student and cousin, Emily Hyde, who is a member of the women’s soccer team… majoring in Finance.

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