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Chris Dawson

Class Sr.
Hometown Centennial, Colo.
High School Regis Jesuit

Hawk Item — Finished his career with top-four times in four events in school history… school record-holder in the 400 IM (3:46.80)… also had the second-best time in the 500 free (4:20.42), third-best in the 1,000 free (9:09.81), and fourth-best in the 1,650 free (15:07.35).

2017-18 Honors — One of four Hawkeyes to share team MVP Award… recipient of Iowa’s Big Ten Sportsmanship Award… CSCAA honorable mention Scholar All-American… Academic All-Big Ten. 2017-18 — Swam to NCAA “B” qualifying and career-bests in 500 free (4:20.42), 1,650 free (15:07.35) and 400 IM (3:46.80) at Big Ten Championships… led the team in all three events… placed ninth in 500 free and 400 IM and 10th in 1,650 free at Big Ten Championships.

2016-17 Honors — Academic All-Big Ten. 2016-17 — Swam to season-bests and led the team in the 400 IM (3:50.58), 500 free (4:25.63), 1,000 free (9:20.07), and 1,650 free (15:24.38)… posted NCAA “B” qualifying times in 400 IM (3:50.58) and 1,650  free (15:24.38)… placed 17th in 400 IM and 22nd in 1,650 free at Big Ten Championships.

2015-16 Honors — Academic All-Big Ten. 2015-16 — Had an NCAA “B” qualifying time in 400 IM (3:52.14)… led the team in 400 IM, 1,650 free (15:31.84), and 500 free (4:28.29)… was second in 1,000 free (9:36.46)… swam collegiate-best times of 22.37 (50 free) and 1:55.35 (200 IM)… had season-best times of 1:42.35 (200 free), 4:28.29 (500 free), 9:36.46 (1,000 free), and 15:31.84 (1,650 free)… scored in two events at Big Ten Championships… placed 21st in 1,650 free (15:31.84) and 22nd in 400 IM (3:52.14)… swam to a 500 free win in dual against Michigan State (10/16/15) and one relay win at Illinois Chicago.

2014-15 — Swam NCAA “B” qualifying times in the 500 free and 400 IM… swam collegiate-best times in the 50 free (23.61), 100 free (48.66), 200 free (1:41.45), 500 free (4:23.27), 1,000 free (9:09.81), 1,650 free (15:12.17), 100 butterfly (52.74), and 400 IM (3:52.37)… top times in 1,000 free, 1,650 free, and 400 IM each led team… 500 free time was second on the team… finished 10th in the 1,650 free at Big Ten Championships (15:41.85)… member of team’s fourth-fastest 800 free relay quartet (6:48.20)… recorded 17 top-5 finishes… letterwinner.

High School — Earned NISCA All-America honors in three events, while being a three-time all-state selection in the 500-yard free… finished third on a national level at the 2012 Senior Western Zones in the 1,500-free and 400-IM, and seventh in the 1,000-free… competed at the 2012 and 2013 short course Junior Nationals… personal-best times of 15:28.92 (1,650 free), 4:27.82 (500 free) and 3:58.74 (400 IM).

Personal — Born June 20, 1996… son of Bruce and Sibby Dawson… has an older sister, Holly… majoring in English.

Dawson’s Collegiate Bests

Event Time Meet Date
50 Free 22.37 Michigan State 10/15/15
100 Free 48.66 Intrasquad Meet 10/11/14
200 Free 1:41.45 Hawkeye Invitational 12/5-7/14
500 Free 4:20.42 at Big Ten Championships 2/22/18
1,000 Free 9:09.81 Big Ten Championships 2/28/15
1,650 Free 15:07.35 at Big Ten Championships 2/24/18
100 Fly 52.74 Hawkeye Invitational 12/5-7/14
200 IM 1:55.35 Western Illinois 2/5/16
400 IM 3:46.80 at Big Ten Championships 2/23/18