|Hometown:||Santa Maria, CA|
|High School:||Saint Joseph HS|
Competed in eleven events as a junior for the Regals…Recorded a new personal-best and a season-best at Malibu Invitational: 11:40.47 in the 1000-free and 1:01.87 in the 100-free… earned three new season-best at Banana Slug Invitational:29.82 in the 50-free, 8:56.91 in the 800-free relay, 1:57.43 in the 200-free relay… Additionally notched six seasonal-best in four different meets… 35.33 in the 50-back, 1:15.73 in the 100-back at Cal Lutheran Sprint Meet… 2:07.76 in the 200-medley relay at Pomona-Pitzer.. 2:09.87 in the 200-free and 5:31.67 in the 500-free at Whittier/Redlands… 3:50.69 in the 400-free relay at SCAIC Championship
Competed in 11 events as a sophomore for the Regals… Recorded two of her top times at the SCIAC Swimming and Diving Championships: 59.33 in the 100-free and 2:05.06 in the 200-free… Notched her best in the 1650-free of 19:04.10 and in the 200-individual medley of 2:36.16 against Chapman; her best in the 500-free of 5:31.59 and in the 400-individual medley of 5:14.87 against Occidental; and her best in the 50-breast of 39.25 and in the 100-individual medley of 1:11.70 at the Cal Lutheran Invitational… Recorded her three other top times at different meets: 27.69 in the 50-free in the tri-meet against La Verne and Redlands; 11:57.22 in the 1000-free against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps; and 16.03 in the 50-back at the UC Santa Cruz Slug Invite.
Earned season-best times in the 50 free (26.79), 100 free (58.70) and 200 free (2:06.84) at SCIAC Championships…additionally garnered season best in the 100 back (1:16.50) as freshman for the Regals.
Saint Joseph High School
Graduated in 2016 from Saint Joseph HS in Santa Maria, Calif.…earned 4 varsity letters on the swim team…named to the All-League team three consecutive years.
Full name: Jessica Van Der Laan…born May 30, 1998…chose CLU because there was just something special about the team and campus…currently majoring in biology.
Movie: Mean Girls
Food: Pizza, Pasta
Pro Athlete: Katie Ledecki and Simone Biles
TV Show: Doctor Who, Jane the Virgin
Superhero: Thor, Captain America
Quote: “If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough”