University of Iowa Athletics
Back/Free

Andrew Parker

Class Fr.
Hometown Highlands Ranch, Colo.
High School Rock Canyon

Hawk Item — Finished his career ranking fifth in the UI record books in 200 back (1:44.45) and sixth in 100 back (48.14).

2015-16 — Posted an NCAA “B” qualifying time in 200 back (1:45.88)… ranked second on team in 100 back (49.15) and 200 back… swam a collegiate-best in 100 free (48.82) and 200 IM (1:54.27)… swam a season-best in 50 free (22.56) and 100 free (1:50.84)… member of the second-fastest 400-medley relay (3:16.66)… won the 200 back in the dual against Michigan State (10/16)… Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

2014-15 — Swam NCAA “B” qualifying times in the 100 back and 200 back… swam collegiate-best times in the 100 back (48.14) and 200 back (1:44.45)… ranks fourth all-time in the 200 back and fifth in the 100 back… recorded 23 top-5 finishes, including three wins… honorable mention CSCAA Scholar All-American… named Academic All-Big Ten… Dean’s List honoree for the spring semester… letterwinner.

2013-14 — Recorded an NCAA “B” qualifying time in the 200-back (1:45.21)… swam collegiate-best times in the 200-free (1:42.15) at the Hawkeye Invitational and 1,000-free (10:01.27) at Northwestern… swam season-best time in 500-free (4:35.94) and 200-back at Big Ten Championships and in the 100-back (49.20) at the Hawkeye Invitational… posted eight top-five finishes… Academic All-Big Ten… named to UI’s Dean’s List for spring semester… letterwinner.

2012-13 — Posted an NCAA “B” qualifying time in the 200 backstroke (1:44.91)… swam collegiate best times in the 50 free (22.55) vs. Western Illinois, 200 free (1:46.03) in dual at Colorado College/vs. Austin College, 500 free (4:33.98) and 100 (49.16) and 200 (1:44.91) back at the Big Ten Championships… advanced to the “B” final and finished 16th overall in 200 back at the Big Tens… letterwinner.

High School — Three-time all-state selection… was a state champion and five-time state finalist in first three seasons… Junior National qualifier… best times are 50.60 (100 back), 1:49.77 (200 back) and 4:33.94 (500 free)… holds school records in the 50, 200 and 500 free, 100 back, 100 fly and 200 IM… coached by Matt Beck.

Personal — Born Sept. 10, 1993, in San Antonio, Texas… son of Greg and Patty Parker… has two older sisters, Sarah and Kristin… coached by Matt Beck.

Parker’s Collegiate Bests

Event Time Meet Date
50 Free 22.55 Western Illinois 2/8/13
100 Free 48.82 Western Illinois 2/5/16
200 Free 1:42.15 Hawkeye Invitational 12/7/13
500 Free 4:33.98 at Big Ten Championships 2/28/13
1,000 Free 10:01.27 at Northwestern 1/15/14
100 Back 48.14 Big Ten Championships 2/26-28/15
200 Back 1:44.45 Big Ten Championships 2/26-28/15
200 IM 1:54.27 at Big Ten Championships 2/25/16