Hawkeye All-American Joins Iowa Coaching Staff

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IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa All-American Roman Trussov has been named an interim assistant coach with the UI swimming and diving program, head coach Marc Long announced Tuesday.
“Roman provides our athletes the opportunity to interact with a model former student-athlete that has a wealth of experiences,” said Long. “We’re looking forward to working closely with Roman as a valuable member of our staff.”
34535Trussov was a two-time honorable-mention All-American as a senior, placing 13th in the 200-yard breaststroke and 15th in the 100 breast at the 2016 NCAA Championships.  He was an NCAA qualifier in four events in his final Hawkeye go-round.  Trussov also was a second-team All-Big Ten selection in 2016 after finishing as the runner-up in the 100 breast at the Big Ten Championships.
The Kazakhstan native finished his career as a three-time NCAA qualifier and is the school record holder in the 100 breast (52.17), 200 breast (1:54.57) and as a member of the 200-medley (1:25.53) and 400-medley (3:07.83) relays.
Academically, Trussov was a three-time CSCAA Scholar All-American and was twice named Academic All-Big Ten and as a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar. 
Prior to joining the Hawkeyes, Trussov ranked in the top 50 in the world in the 50 and 100-meter breaststroke.  He claimed gold medals at the RSF International Swimming Competition and the Grand Prix of Greece and was a silver medalist at the Winter Championships of Ukraine.
Trussov graduated from the University of Iowa with a bachelor’s degree in management in 2016.