|Hometown:||Lemmer, The Netherlands|
|High School:||University of Gronigen|
The second-ranked 800-meter runner for The Netherlands enrolled in FSU's sport management graduate program in January...should provide the Noles with a certain ACC scorer and NCAA qualifying contender...has both indoor and outdoor eligibility.
BEFORE FSU: Enjoyed a major breakthrough on the track in 2016...established a new 800 PB of 1:47.69 in July at Ninove, Belgium...ran 1:50.11 for an indoor PB last February for runner-up finish at Dutch Indoor Nationals...riding summer momentum posted 1500 PB (3:49.03) and followed up a week later by winning 1000 in 2:22.86 at Andorf, Austria.
Personal: Full name is Jaap Gerben Vellinga...earned his undegrad degree in accountancy & controlling for the University of Gronigen...web auditor of a middle distance team (www.team4mijl.nl)...son of Bouke and Rimke Vellinga...born July 28, 1994.