Hawkeyes Ink Six

June 11, 2010

IOWA CITY, IA – The University of Iowa men’s swimming and diving team inked six student-athletes to National Letters of Intent during the spring signing period, Head Coach Marc Long announced Friday. The four swimmers and two divers increase Iowa’s incoming freshmen total to 11 student-athletes.

Swimmers Max Behles (Evanston, IL), Manuel Belzer (Schornsheim, Germany), Grant Betulius (Naperville, IL) and Andrew Marciniak (Gilbert, AZ) and divers Osvel Molina (Miami, FL) and Arsen Sarkisian, (Skokie, IL) signed with the Hawkeyes during the spring signing period.

“We’re pleased to add these outstanding individuals to our incoming class,” said Head Coach Marc Long. “We’re confident each will contribute greatly to our team’s academic and athletic success.”

The recent recruits join Tyler Lentz (Reedsburg, WI), Devon Meeks (Farmington, MN), Kyle Noser (Denver, CO), Dustin Rhoads (Ames, IA) and Gianni Sesto (Las Vegas, NV), who signed with the Hawkeyes in the fall.

The 2010 signees will join a Hawkeyes men’s team that finished last season with a 10-1 dual record and a sixth-place finish at the Big Ten Championships, the program’s highest finish in 14 years. The incoming student-athletes are set to enroll for the fall semester and join the Hawkeyes for the 2010-11 campaign.

Spring Signees:

Max Behles, Evanston, IL
Evanston High School, Coached by Kevin Auger
YWCA Flying Fish Coached by Peter Caragher
200 Free, 1:40.67
500 Free, 4:35.83
1000 Free, 9:40.24
High School All- American

Manuel Belzer, Schornsheim, Germany
SG EWR Rheinhessen-Mainz, Coached by Lothar Schubert
LC Meters times
100 Free, 51.67
400 Free, 3:53.82
800 Free, 8:08.66
1500 Free, 15:37.52
German Junior National Champion
German National Championship Finalist
European Junior National Finalist

Grant Betulius, Naperville, IL
Neuqua Valley High School, Coached by Chad Allen
Fox Valley Swim Team, Coached by David Krotiak
50 Back, 22.88
100 Back, 49.64
200 Back, 1:49.00
High School State Champion
High School All- American

Andrew Marciniak, Gilbert, AZ
Highland High School, Coached by Jim Richardson
Sun Devil Aquatics, Coached by Patrick Nalley
100 Breast, 57.77
200 Breast, 2:05.52
High School State Champion
High School All- American

Osvel Molina, Miami, FL
Goleman High School, Coached by Kathy Webb
Miami Diving, Coached by Randy Ableman
Florida High School State Championships Runner-up
Region 7 Zone Meet Runner-up
High school All- American

Arsen Sarkisian, Skokie, IL
Niles North High School, Coached by Gary Ramirez
Chicago Dive Club, Coached by Alik Sarkisian
Illinois High School State Championships second runner-up
Region 6 Zone Meet Champion
High school All- American