University of Iowa Athletics
Back/IM

Anze Fers Erzen

Class Jr.
Hometown Ljbljana, Slovenia
High School Bežigrad Grammar School

Hawk Item — School record holder in the 200 back (1:41.24), 200 IM (1:46.14), and 400 IM (3:45.76)… also seventh in 200 fly (1:46.86) and ninth in 100 back (48.55).

2019-20 Honors — CSCAA All-American in the 200-yard backstroke… CSCAA First-Team Scholar All-American… recipient of the Iowa Swimming MVP Award and Irving B. Weber Award… Big Ten Sportsmanship Award recipient… Academic All-Big Ten selection… named to the Dean’s List during the spring semester. 2019-20 — NCAA qualifier in the 200 back, 200 IM, and 400 IM… did not compete at the NCAA Championships after the season was canceled by Big Ten Conference and NCAA on March 12 due to concerns of coronavirus (COVID-19)… posted NCAA “B” qualifying times and posted school record times in the 200 back (1:41.24), 200 IM (1:46.14), and 400 IM (3:45.76)… placed and broke three school records at the Big Ten Championships… finished 10th in 400 IM (3:45.76) and 200 back (1:42.79) and was 19th in 200 IM (1:46.14)… also posted collegiate-best times in 500 free (4:31.93), 100 back (48.55), and 200 fly (1:46.86).

2018-19 – Posted an NCAA “B” qualifying time in the 200 back (1:44.05) and 400 IM (3:50.09)… ranks second in program history in the 200 IM (1:46.92), fourth in the 400 IM (3:50.09), and sixth in the 200 back (1:44.05) following performances at the 2019 Big Ten Championships… captured a career-best in the 100 back (49.42) at the Hawkeye Invitational… placed 18th at the Big Ten Championships in the 400 IM and 200 back, and 22nd in the 200 IM.

High School — Swam for the Slovene Swimming Federation and Gimnazija Bezigrad… swimming coach was Tine Pecaver… competed in the sixth FINA World Junior Championships in 2017 making three ‘A’ finals in the 200 long-course back (2:03.38), 200 long-course individual medley (2:06.01), and 100 long-course back (57.18).

Personal — Born March 3, 1999… son of Svarunja Fers and Franci Erzen… majoring in health and human physiology.

Fers Erzen’s Collegiate Bests

Event Time Meet Date
500 Free 4:31.93 Western Illinois 2/7/20
100 Back 48.55 at Minnesota Invitational 12/6/19
200 Back 1:41.24 at American SC Championships 3/6/20
200 Fly 1:46.86 at American SC Championships 3/7/20
200 IM 1:46.14 at Big Ten Championships 2/27/20
400 IM 3:45.76 at Big Ten Championships 2/28/20