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Van Geffen, Carpenter up for postgraduate scholarship
Charley named Miss Commodore, Burks Mr. Commodore
Commodores narrowly miss qualifying for NCAA Nationals
Van Geffen Leads Commodores to Best Finish in Regionals Since 2010
September 18, 2013
69 student-athletes take part in the 2017 commencement ceremonies.
2013 SEC Cross Country Championships at Gainesville, Fla.
The Commodores' men's and women's teams competed in the Belmont Opener to open the season.
2016 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll
2015 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll
2015 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll
2013-2014 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
Van Geffen's times on TFRRS.com.
2016: Was awarded a scholarship by the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Committee; was one of just 58 student-athletes selected from a national list of nominees for the prestigious award. … Was Vanderbilt's top finisher in five of the team's six races. … Led the way for the Commodores and finished 50th overall at the NCAA South Regionals with a time of 32:01 to help VU earn its highest team finish (16th place) since 2010. … Paced VU and finished 56th overall at the SEC Championships with a time of at 25:57.10. … Led the Commodores and took 45th overall with a time of 25:41.40 at the Crimson Classic. … Was the third Commodore across the line and was 93rd overall at Notre Dame Invitational with a time of 26:08.80. … Paced the Commodores and finished 69th overall at the Commodore Classic with a time of 26:08.8. … Opened the season in strong style by leading the Commodores and placing 19th overall with a time of 15:48.3 at the Belmont Opener.
2015: Paced the Commodores, and took 61st overall, at the NCAA South Regionals with a time of 32:35.06. … Finished 65th overall and first among VU representatives at the SEC Championships with a time of 25:08.70. … Had the best run of his career, and one of the finest by any VU male in recent history, at the Notre Dame Invitational, where he earned an 11th-place finish with a time of 25:08.70. … Finished first for VU and 71st overall with a time of 26:01.6 at the Crimson Classic. … Finished first among the Commodores and 72nd overall with a time of 26.27.4 at the Commodore Classic. … Took 21st with a time of 16:09.5 at the Belmont Opener.
2014: Completed the season by running a 33:49.20 at NCAA South Regionals. ... Finishing second for the Commodores, he ran a 26:08.70 at the SEC Championships... Posted a 26:37.67 at the Florida State Invitational as the third Commodore finisher... Competed at the Roy Griak Invitational with a time of 28:15.1... Was the third Commodore to cross the line at the Commodore Classic, finishing with a time of 26:15.87... Posted a time of 16:08.81 and earned a 38th-place finish, third-best among the Commodores, at the Belmont Opener.
2013: Opened his college career as the Dores' top finisher at the Belmont Opener running the 5K course in 16:52.84... Finished the Commodore Classic at 27:03.03... Finished 50th at the Greater Louisville Classic in 26:43.93... Completed the Crimson Classic in 27:09.07... Was the second Commodore finisher at the SEC Championship in Gainesville, Fla. at 26:12.23, which is a personal best.
High School: Top 5K time in high school was 16:41 ... Was third in Alabama Class 6-A in the 3,200 meters during track season with a time of 9:40.
Personal: Son of David and Michele Van Geffen. Brother to Caleb (16) and Seth (14). Jake wants to work for EPA after Vanderbilt and is a member of FCA.