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On March 12, the Big Ten Conference announced the cancellation of all conference and nonconference competitions through the end of the academic year. That decision includes spring sports that compete beyond the academic year, and participation in all NCAA tournaments and competitions. The NCAA followed suit, canceling all NCAA winter and spring championships.
• After the completion of both the men’s and women’s Big Ten Championships, the Hawkeyes boasted six NCAA qualifiers — Anze Fers Erzen, Daniel Swanepoel, Mohamed Neuman, Hannah Burvill, Kelsey Drake, and Sam Tamborski. In the process, Iowa broke 12 school records: seven women’s and five men’s.
• The Iowa men were ranked 20th in the final CSCAA Dual Meet rankings. The men posted its highest placing (sixth) at the Big Ten Championships since 2012. The Iowa women led the charge by finishing 10th with 430 points overall, the most points for the program since the format was changed to 24-place scoring in 2014.
• Over the course of the regular season, Iowa tallied 11 Big Ten weekly honorees.
All six qualifiers were tabbed as College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) All-Americans. The Hawkeyes earned All-America distinction in seven events.
• Anze Fers Erzen (200 back), Mohamed Neuman (3-meter, platform), Daniel Swanepoel (200 breast)
• Hannah Burvill (200 free), Kelsey Drake (200 fly), Sam Tamborski (3-meter)
• Sophomore Anze Fers Erzen was a force for the Hawkeyes this past season, collecting school records in the 200 back (1:41.24), 200 IM (1:46.14), and 400 IM (3:45.76).
• Junior Daniel Swanepoel notched his first school record in the 200 breast (1:53.53), overtaking assistant coach Roman Trussov’s previous record of 1:54.57.
• The 800-free relay team of Aleksey Tarasenko, Mateusz Arndt, Michael Tenney, Andrew Fierke touched in 6:20.84 for Iowa’s sole relay record of the season.
• The Iowa women took down seven school records throughout the season, beginning with Hannah Burvill’s 50 free record of 22.54 at the Minnesota Invitational on Dec. 5. Burvill also secured a record in the 100 free (48.65).
• Freshman Millie Sansome made an immediate impact, collecting records in the 100 back (53.21), 200 back (1:54.86),
• Junior Kelsey Drake broke her record in the 200 fly in a blistering 1:55.89.
• Sansome and Burvill combined for two more records on the 800-free relay and 400-medley relays. Accompanied by freshman Macy Rink and senior Allyssa Fluit, the 800-free relay touched in 7:04.70.
• Sansome, Burvill, and Drake were joined by freshman Aleksandra Olesiak in the 400-medley relay for a time of 3:36.18 at the Big Ten Championships.
• In championships form, 28 entries into the men’s all-time record books occurred between Feb. 7-29. For the women, 23 entries were recorded. Of those entries, 11 freshmen etched their names into history.
• The Hawkeyes opened the season with three wins over Michigan State and Northern Iowa on Oct. 3. The men defeated the Spartans, 182-112, while the women pulled out the double victory over Michigan State and UNI in identical fashion, 183-113.
• At the season’s first invitational, nine Hawkeyes took to the water at the SMU Classic and finished fourth out of six total teams with 242 points.
• The Hawkeye men captured a win against Minnesota, 156-144 , at the CRWC, hoisting the team’s second Big Ten win of the season. The Hawkeye women put up strong times against a ranked Minnesota team, narrowly falling 157-143. The Iowa men got its first win against Minnesota since 2017.
• The Iowa women swam well against the third-ranked Michigan, posting seven individual wins. Despite a strong showing, Iowa fell 173-127. The 19th-ranked Iowa men’s team dropped its contests against No. 1 Michigan (218-82) and fell to No. 6 Indiana (245-55) in Bloomington, Ind.
• The Iowa women swam well against third-ranked Michigan, posting wins in seven events, but ultimately lost 127-173.
• The 19th-ranked Iowa men’s team dropped its Big Ten duals against No. 1 Michigan (218-82) and No. 6 Indiana (245-55) in Bloomington, Ind.
• The Iowa women dominated Big Ten opponent Rutgers, 199-100, in Iowa City on Nov. 8, the team’s final dual before its midseason invitational.
• The Hawkeyes went north to compete in the Minnesota Invitational for a midseason showdown and they posted several school records from Hannah Burvill, Millie Sansome, and Kelsey Drake. The Hawkeye men placed fifth among the field, while the women were seventh.
• The Iowa women posted a dominating victory over Iowa State for the 10th year in a row, 179-121, in Ames on Dec. 13. The team’s victory clinched the overall win in the 2019 Iowa Corn CyHawk Series between both schools.
• The Hawkeye men captured another ranked win, downing No. 17 Notre Dame, 159.50-140.50, this past weekend. The Hawkeye women tabbed a B1G win over Illinois, 223-86, for its largest margin of victory this season. Iowa fell short of Notre Dame, 209.50-99.50.
• The Hawkeye men fell to Northwestern, 157-143. The Hawkeye women lost to Northwestern, 199-101.
• The Hawkeye men completed the 2020 Shamrock Invitational with a second-place finish, boasting 917 points, followed by a fourth-place finish from the women with 629.5 points.
• The Hawkeyes swept Western Illinois on both the men’s and women’s sides on Senior Night, posting scores of 130-67 (W) and 122-44 (M).
• The Hawkeye women earned ninth at the 2020 Big Ten Championships in Iowa City, scoring a program high 430 points since the introduction of the new scoring format in 2016.
• The Hawkeye men garnered its highest placing at the Big Ten Championships since 2012, finishing sixth with 571 points.
• In Iowa’s final competition of the season, freshman Mohamed Neuman and sophomore Sam Tamborski qualified for the NCAA Championships. Neumann qualified on the platform and 3-meter, while Tamborski qualified off the 3-meter.
The Hawkeyes earned 11 Big Ten Conference weekly honors during the 2019-20 season.
• Big Ten Men’s Swimmer of Week: Anze Fers Erzen (Oct. 9)
• Big Ten Men’s Diver of the Week: Anton Hoherz (Oct. 9)
• Big Ten Men’s Freshman of the Week: Michael Huebner (Oct. 9)
• Big Ten Women’s Diver of the Week: Sam Tamborski (Oct. 9, Oct. 16)
• Big Ten Women’s Freshman of the Week: Millie Sansome (Oct. 9)/(Dec. 18)
• Big Ten Women’s Diver of the Week: Jayah Mathews (Nov. 6)/(Nov. 13)/(Dec. 18)
• Big Ten Women’s Swimmer of the Week: Kelsey Drake (Dec. 18)