Arizona swimmer Clark Burckle became the third Ford/Zona athlete to qualify for the 2012 Olympic Games Friday night at the Olympic trials in Omaha, Neb.
Arizona swimming had another exciting night at the Olympic trials as the Ford/Zona teams added Alyssa Anderson to an Olympic relay team
In a ceremony in the Hall of Champions on Wednesday, State Farm recognized 18 University of Arizona student-athletes as part of the State Farm Territorial Cup Series Good Neighbor Team.
Finished 10th in the 200m IM semifinals at the 2012 Olympic Trials...Has earned four All-American honors during his career at Arizona, all coming individually...Studying Molecular and Cell Biology, Thompson has been named to the Pac-10/12 All-Academic team three times.
2011-12: Won a national title in the 400 IM at the NCAA Championships...Earned two additional All-American honors with his fifth-place finish in the 200 IM and 12th-place finish in the 200 breast...Received Pac-12 All-Academic first team honors...Shattered his personal best times and posted NCAA "A" cuts in the 200 breast, 200 IM and 400 IM at the Texas Invite.
2010-11: Standout junior season for the Wildcats capped off by an excellent
2009-10: Won the 400 I.M. consolation heat at 2010
2008-09: Qualified for
High School: Was a six-time All-American swimming for Brophy College Prep HS...Class 5A All-Tribune First Team Swimmer as junior and senior...Won both the 200 I.M. and 500 free at 5A-I meet his senior season...Named to
Personal: Son of Phillip and Karen Thompson...has one brother and three sisters.
Major: Molecular Cellular Biology and Physiology
Career Ambition: Medicine
Spends free time: Watching TV
Why Arizona: I believe that the immense sense of community and team unity is overwhelming and makes me feel like I'm at home. I know that there is often dissention between teammates, but this isn't the case at Arizona. I was impressed with the excellence of athletics as well as academics.
National Teams: 2007 NCSA National All-Star Team
50 Free: 20.10
100 Free: 44.38
100 Breast: 59.78
200 IM: 1:43.16
400 IM: 3:39.15
200 Breast: 1:53.50
2012 Olympic Trials
400m IM Preliminaries: 19th - 4:23.98
200m Breast Preliminaries: 33rd - 2:16.50
200m IM Semifinals: 10th - 2:01.65