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Verity Hicks

Class Sr.
Hometown Pukekohe, New Zealand
High School ACG Strathallan

Iowa Items — Best times in 200 free (1:48.93) and 500 free (4:53.94) rank first and sixth, respectively, on Iowa’s all-time best performers list… swam on 800 free relays (7:21.08-2009) and (7:22.77-2010) and 400 free relay (3:23.30-2010) that rank second, fourth and fifth in school history.

2010-11 — Swam season best times in the 100 free (52.70) and 200 free (1:51.89) at the Big Ten Championships… recorded six top-five finishes… named to the Academic all-Big Ten team… letterwinner.

2009-10 — Led team in the 200 free (1:48.93) and 500 free (4:56.44)… swam first leg of the 800 free relay (7:22.77) and set a new school record in the 200 free (1:48.93) at the Big Ten Championships… recorded 12 individual first-place finishes… letterwinner.

2008-09 — Led team in 200 free (1:49.48) and 500 free (4:53.94)… those times rank third and sixth, respectively, in school history… swam second leg on team-leading 800 free relay (7:21.08) at Big Ten Championships… that time ranks second in school history… placed 23rd in 200 free (1:50.12) at Big Ten Championships… recorded 13 top-three finishes, winning 200 free twice, 500 free once and 1,000 free once… academic all-Big Ten… letterwinner.

2007-08 — Swam on team-leading 800 free relay (7:29.57) that ranks ninth in school history… recorded season bests in 100 (52.32), 200 (1:51.94), 500 (4:59.10) and 1,000 free (10:40.83)… letterwinner… placed fifth in 400 and 800 free, eighth in 200 free and 12th in 100 free at New Zealand Olympic Trials… placed fifth in 800 free, 12th in 400 free, 24th in 200 free and 26th in 100 free at Oceania Championships.

High School — New Zealand national age group champion in 200, 400 and 800 free from age 13-17… Australian age group champion in 200 and 400 free at age 14… best times were 59.1 in 100 free, 2:04.6 in 200 free, 4:21.7 in 400 free and 8:59.9 in 800 free… named her high school’s sports person of the year as a senior… coached by Horst Miehe.

Personal — Born Aug. 17, 1988… daughter of Nigel and Karen Hicks… sports studies interest major.

Hicks’ Collegiate Bests

Event Time Meet Date
100 Free 52.12 at Big Ten Championships 2/21/09
200 Free 1:48.93 at Big Ten Championships 2/20/10
500 Free 4:53.94 at Missouri Invite 12/5-7/08
1,000 Free 10:22.39 Iowa State 12/12/08