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Zachary Ferguson Biography
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: June 22, 2004
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Personal Bests 100y free.....45.79 100y fly......50.64 100y back...50.79 SOPHOMORE (2001-02): Named to 2002 All District VIII Men's At Large 2nd team...2002 Pac-10 All-Academic 1st team member with a cumulative GPA of 3.89... At the 2002 Pac-10 Championships finished 3rd, 19th overall, in the bonus final of the 100 back with a time of 51.72... Ferguson was 3rd fastest on the team in 2002 in two events, the 100 back (50.84) and 100 fly (50.05), both of these times he earned at the Texas Invitational...Member of the 1st place 400y free medley relay team against the California All-Stars with the time of 3:26.55.

FRESHMAN (2000-01): An exhibition performer for the Wildcats at this year's Pac-10 Championships... At the 2001 Pac-10s participated in the 200 free relay, where he placed 10th (1:23.27) and the 400 medley relay, placing 14th (3:25.79)... At the Texas Invitational, placed 24th in the 100y back with the time of 52.60, making him the fourth-fastest Wildcat for the 2001 season.

HIGH SCHOOL: Earned four varsity letters in swimming for coach Mark Croach at Dowling High School in Des Moines, Iowa... Team captain in 1999-2000... Placed sixth in the 100 free at the 1999 Spring West Junior Nationals... Was eighth in the 200 free... A six-time state champion... Holds the state records in the 100 back and the 400 free relay... Holds the 10-and-under U.S. Swimming record in the 100 fly at 59:97... Named the 2000 Scholar Athlete of the Year... Coached by Dave Joenson at Central Iowa Aquatics... A member of the National Honor Society... A U.S.S. Swimming Scholastic All-American... A St. Thomas Aquinas Key winner...

PERSONAL: Zachary Nathanial Ferguson... Born 07/21/81 in Des Moines, Iowa... Son of Ron and Ginger Ferguson... Both parents are funeral directors... Mother is a graduate of Iowa State University, and father is a graduate of Indiana Mortuary College... Plans pursue a major in business... Hobbies include reading and watching movies.

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