University of Iowa Athletics
Breast

Zoe Mekus

Class So.
Hometown West Monroe, La.
High School West Monroe

2019-20 Honors — Dean’s List honoree during the fall and spring semesters. 2019-20 — Ranked second on the team in the 100 breast (1:04.59) and third in the 200 breast (2:20.98)… also recorded collegiate-best times in the 50 free (28.91) and 200 IM (2:20.92).

High School — Three-time all-state and all-conference selection… two-time state champion in 100-yard breast (2017, 2018)… also was runner-up in 2016… placed sixth in 100-yard free as a senior… three-time conference champion in 100 breast… top times are: 1:04.80 (100 breast), 2:23.68 (200 breast)… class Valedictorian… National Honor Society… National Society of High School Scholars… All-Academic State team… high school coach was Cameron Brandao.

Personal — Born June 7, 2001, in West Monroe, Louisiana… daughter of Joel and Regina Mekus… has a younger brother, Matthew Hixon… majoring in elementary education.

Mekus’ Collegiate Bests

Event Time Meet Date
50 Free 28.91 Big Ten Championships 2/20/20
100 Breast 1:04.59 Big Ten Championships 2/21/20
200 Breast 2:20.98 Big Ten Championships 2/20/20
200 IM 2:20.92 at Shamrock Invitational 1/25/20