University of Iowa Athletics

Roman Trussov

Class Fr.
Hometown Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan
High School Sport School of Almaty City

Hawk Item — Two-time honorable mention All-American… three-time NCAA qualifier… finished his career as the school record holder in the 100 breast (52.17), 200 breast (1:54.57), and as a member of the 200-medley (1:25.53) and 400-medley (3:07.83) relays… also ranks 10th in 200 IM (1:49.18).

2015-16 — Honorable-mention All-American in 100 and 200 breaststroke… second-team All-Big Ten honoree… CSCAA Scholar All-American… placed 13th in “B” final in 200 breast (1:55.24) and 15th in “B” final in 100 breast (53.17) at NCAA Championships… NCAA qualifier in four events (100 breast, 200 breast, 200-medley relay, 400-medley relay)… posted NCAA “B” qualifying times and led team in 100 breast (52.17) and 200 breast (1:55.24)… swam to school record in 100 breast (52.17) at Big Ten Championships… swam collegiate-bests in 50 free (20.30), 100 free (44.58), 200 free (1:38.90), and 200 IM (1:49.18)… was second on team in 200 IM and third in 100 free… member of the NCAA provisional qualifying and team-leading 200-medley relay (1:25.67) and NCAA automatic qualifying and school-record-setting 400-medley relay (3:07.83)… placed 20th in 200-medley relay (1:26.50) and 21st in 400-medley relay (3:10.06)… scored in five events at Big Ten Championships… was runner-up in 100 breast (52.17), third in 400-medley relay (3:07.83), fourth in 200-medley relay (1:25.67), eighth in 400-free relay (2:56.46), and 10th in 200 breast (1:57.05)… named Iowa’s Men’s Swimming MVP… swam to six individual and five relay wins… Big Ten Sportsmanship Award honoree… named to UI’s Dean’s List for fall semester… Academic All-Big Ten and Big Ten Distinguished Scholar honoree.

2014-15 — NCAA Championships qualifier in four events… finished 18th in the 200-medley relay (1:26.19), 19th in the 400-medley relay (3:10.03), 24th in the 100 breast (53.17), and 28th in the 200 breast (1:55.04)… swam to school records in the 100 breast (52.85), 200 breast (1:54.57), as a member of the 200-medley relay (1:25.53) and 400-medley relay teams (3:08.56)… posted NCAA “B” qualifying times in 100 breast and 200 breast… 200 medley and 400 medley relays swam NCAA automatic qualifying times… recipient of the team’s Armbruster/Patton MVP Award… CSCAA Scholar All-American… named Academic All-Big Ten and a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar… Dean’s List honoree for the fall and spring semesters… also named to President’s List… letterwinner.

2013-14 — Recorded NCAA “B” qualifying times in the 100 (53.75) and 200-breast (1:57.37)… swam a collegiate best in the 100-free (45.65) at the Hawkeye Invitational and a season-best in the 50-free (20.60) at Big Ten Championships… recorded 17 top-five finishes, including 10 individual victories… placed eighth in the 100-breast at the Big Ten Championships… was named Big Ten Swimmer of the Week on Nov. 5 after posting two NCAA B times in a dual meet against No. 7 Minnesota… named to UI’s Dean’s List for spring semester… letterwinner.

2012-13 — Competed in the 100 and 200 breaststroke at the NCAA Championships… finished 24th in the 200 (1:56.93) and 33rd in the 100 (54.19)… set the school record in the 200 breaststroke (1:55.84) during his 17th place finish at the Big Ten Championships… also placed 13th in 100 breast (53.87)… posted NCAA “B” qualifying times in the 100 and 200 breast… swam collegiate best time in 50 free (20.58) at Big Ten Championships and 100 breast (53.60) and 200 IM (1:52.99) at the Hawkeye Invitational… named Big Ten Freshman of the Week on Nov. 6 after posting two first, one second and one fifth place finish in a dual at No. 13 Minnesota… competed at the Short Course World Championships in Instabul, Turkey, finishing 22nd in the 200-meter breaststroke (2:10.86) and 39th in the 100-meter breaststroke (1:00.50)… letterwinner.

High School — Ranked in the top 50 in the world in the 50 and 100 breast… competed in the third annual FINA World Juniors in Lima, Peru, in 2011, finishing third in the 50 and 100 breast… won the silver medal in the 50 and 100 breast at the Winter Championships of Ukraine… won the gold medal in the 50 breast and the bronze in the 100 breast at the RSF International Swimming Competition… claimed gold medals in the 50 breast and 200 breast and a silver in the 100 breast at the Grand Prix of Greece… best times are 24.28 (50 breast), 1:01.81 (100 breast) and 2:16.50 (200 breast)… coached by Safonova Anna Iosigovna.

Personal — Born Oct. 20, 1993… son of Trussov Andrey and Trussov Natalya… has a younger sister, Trussov Valeriy… majoring in pre-business.

Trussov’s Collegiate Bests

Event Time Meet Date
50 Free 20.30 at Big Ten Championships 2/25/16
100 Free 44.58 Hawkeye Invitational 12/6/15
200 Free 1:38.90 Western Illinois 2/5/16
100 Breast 52.17 at Big Ten Championships 2/26-28/15
200 Breast 1:54.57 Big Ten Championships 2/26/16
100 Back 51.97 Michigan 10/3-4/14
200 IM 1:49.18 Hawkeye Invitational 12/4/15