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Zach Ferguson Biography
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: September 01, 2004
Photo Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
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Personal Bests
100 free - 45.79
100 fly - 50.05
100 back - 50.21

2002-03 Season: First team Academic All-Pac-10 ... At 2003 Pac-10 Championships, was 18th in the 200 free (1:41.49) and 19th in the 100 back (51.67) ... Also part of the eighth-place 200 free relay ... In dual meet action, was fourth in the 100 back and sixth in the 100 free against Arizona State ... Was fifth in the 200 free against both California and Stanford ... Finished 23rd in the 100 back at the Texas Invitational ... Mary Roby Academic Achievement Award winner ...

2001-02 Season: Named to 2002 Verizon/CoSida Academic All District VIII Men's At Large second team... First team Academic All-Pac-10 selection... At the 2002 Pac-10 Championships, finished 19th in the 100 back (51.72)... Posted the third-best times on the team in two different events -- the 100 back (50.84) and 100 fly (50.05) ... Earned both of those times at the Texas Invitational... Member of victorious 400 free medley relay team against the California All-Stars with the time of 3:26.55 ...

200-01 Season: Was an exhibition performer for the Wildcats at the 2001 Pac-10 Championships... At the 2001 Pac-10s participated in the 200 free relay, where he placed 10th and the 400 medley relay, placing 14th... At the Texas Invitational, placed 24th in the 100 back with the time of 52.60, making him the fourth-fastest Wildcat in that event for the 2001 season ...

National & International Competition ... 1999: Placed sixth in the 100 free at the 1999 Spring West Junior Nationals... Was eighth in the 200 free...

Prep: Earned four varsity letters in swimming for coach Mark Croach at West Des Moines (Iowa) Dowling High School... Team captain in 1999-2000... Three-time team MVP ... All-state all-district, all-city and all-conference selection from 1997 to 2000 ... NISCAA All-American fro 1997-2000 ... A six-time state champion... Set the state records in the 100 back and the 400 free relay... Named the 2000 Scholar-Athlete of the Year... A member of the National Honor Society... USS Swimming Scholastic All-American... A St. Thomas Aquinas Key winner... Coached by Dave Joenson at Central Iowa Aquatics...

Personal: Born Zachary Nathanial Ferguson on July 21, 1981, in Des Moines, Iowa... Son of Ginger Ferguson and the late Ron Ferguson... Has one older sister, Kirstin, who swam at the University of Saint Louis ... Majoring in psychology.

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