Hawk Item — 2014 NCAA qualifier in the 100 and 200-backstroke, finishing in 34th and 32nd, respectively… holds the school record in the 200-back (1:42.94) and the second-fastest time in the 100 back (46.53) in school history… ranks sixth all-time in the 100-fly (48.13)… member of 200-medley relay teams that have the second, fourth, fifth, seventh, eighth and 10th-fastest times… member of 400-medley relay that posted the third, fourth, fifth and eighth-best times.
2013-14 — Qualified for the 2014 NCAA Swimming Championships in both the 100 (46.53) and 200-back (1:42.94)… his 200-back time is a new school record, while his 100-back time ranks second… also recorded an NCAA ‘B’ qualifying time in the 100-fly (48.13), a time that ranks sixth in program history… swam a collegiate-best 20.75 in the 50-free at the Hawkeye Invitational… swam on 200 and 400 medley relay teams that recorded NCAA provisional times… finished in sixth and eighth place at Big Ten Championships in the 100 and 200-back, respectively… registered 16 top-three finishes, including four individual victories… recorded seven top-two finishes in relay, with four victories… was named the Armbruster/Patton MVP… recipient of the Strength and Conditioning Award… Academic All-Big Ten… letterwinner.
2012-13 — Posted NCAA ‘B’ qualifying times in the 100 (47.22) and 200 (1:43.65) backstroke… finished 10th in the 100 back in a collegiate-best 47.22 seconds and 12th in the 200 back (1:44.15) at the Big Ten Championships… swam a collegiate-best time in 100 fly (50.47) at the Hawkeye Invitational… swam season best times in the 50 free (21.01) and 200 back (1:44.15) at the Big Ten Championships… posted 11 top 10 finishes… named Academic All-Big Ten… Big Ten Distinguished Scholar… named a Scholar All-America honorable mention selection… named a Scholar All-America honorable mention honoree… named to UI Dean’s List… letterwinner.
2011-12 — Led the team in the 200 back (1:43.92)… set the school record in the 200 back (1:43.92)… swam collegiate best times in the 50 free (20.98), 100 back (47.69) and 200 back (1:43.92) at the Big Ten Championships… also swam a collegiate best time in the 500 free (4:48.62) vs. Western Illinois… member of the 200 medley relay (1:27.16) that set a school record at the Big Ten Championships… named Academic All-Big Ten… qualified for the for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials in the 100 back (56.12)… recorded 11 top-three finishes… swam on six winning relays… letterwinner.
2010-11 — Posted team-leading NCAA B cuts in the 100 back (48.85) and as part of 200 (1:28.45) and 400 (3:14.12) medley relays… also swam collegiate bests in the 200 back (1:50.27) and 100 fly (50.51) at the Hawkeye Invitational and 50 free (21.25) at the Big Ten Championships… swam on 200 (1:28.45) and 400 (3:14.12) medley relays that set school records at the 2011 Big Ten Championships… swam on 200 (1:28.45) and 400 (3:14.12) medley relays that set school records at the 2011 Big Ten Championships.recorded seven top-two finishes… swam on five winning relays… letterwinner.
High School — Iowa high school state champion in the 100 fly (49.73), 100 back (49.63) and 200 medley relay (1:34.33)… holds school record in 200 medley relay (1:34.33)… also played tennis and baseball… National Honor Society member… Senior Scholastic Award winner.
Personal — Born Dec. 30, 1991… son of Jeffrey and Jodi Rhoads…cousin Paul Rhoads is the head football coach at Iowa State… pre-dentistry major.
Rhoads’ Collegiate Bests
|50 Free||20.75||Hawkeye Invitational||12/6/13|
|500 Free||4:48.62||Western Illinois||2/3/12|
|100 Back||46.53||at Big Ten Championships||2/28/14|
|200 Back||1:42.94||at Big Ten Championships||3/1/14|
|100 Fly||48.13||at Big Ten Championships||2/26/14|