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Austin Abbas

Class Fr.
Hometown Cedar Falls, Iowa
High School Cedar Falls High School

Iowa Items — Best time in the 200 back (1:47.91) ranks 10th in school history… named to UI Dean’s List.

2012-13 — Big Ten Distinguished Scholar.

2011-12 — Swam collegiate best times in the 100 back (50.93), 200 back (1:47.91) and 200 IM (1:53.58) at the Big Ten Championships… also swam collegiate bests in 200 free (1:44.28) at the Hawkeye Invitational and 100 free at Western Illinois… recorded six top-five finishes… letterwinner.

High School — Three-time All-American… four-time all-state swimmer… team co-caption his junior and senior seasons… placed first in the 100 back (51.35) and 400 free relay (3:09.85 ) at the 2011 Iowa state meet… coached by Richard Marcussen… member of Blackhawk Area Swim Club coached by Nick Lakin.

Personal — Born July 14, 1992… son of Sean and Kim Abbas… business major.

Abbas’ Collegiate Bests

Event Time Meet Date
100 Free 48.61 Western Illinois 2/3/12
200 Free 1:44.28 Hawkeye Invitational 12/2-4/11
100 Back 50.93 Big Ten Championships 2/24/12
200 Back 1:47.91 Big Ten Championships 2/25/12