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David Ernstsson
David  Ernstsson


Stockholm, Sweden

High School:
Karrtorps Gymnasium




Iowa Downs Spartans, 182-113

Hawkeyes win 13-of-16 events in B1G dual against Michigan State


Black Squad Claims Intrasquad Meet

Black squad wins annual event


Black Squad Claims Intrasquad Meet

Black squad wins annual event


Hawkeyes Take Down World Record

Iowa sets World Record in 200 short course meters mixed-medley relay


Iowa Men's Swimming & Diving Team Travels to Michigan

Hawkeyes open season at Michigan


Iowa hosts Illinois, Indiana, and Missouri

Iowa hosts Illinois, Indiana, and Missouri


Black & Gold Intrasquad Meet

Oct. 11, 2013 CRWC Pool


Black & Gold Intrasquad Meet

Oct. 13, 2012 CRWC Pool

Hawk Item -- 2013 NCAA qualifier... member of the school record 800 free relay (6:26.79… also ranks fifth on the Iowa’s all-time top performers list in the 200 free (1:36.04) and is in the top 10 in 200-free relay (10th, 1:19.82), 400-free relay (seventh, 2:55.44; 9th, 2:56.07), 800-free relay (seventh, 6:29.57; eighth, 6:29.96), 200-medley relay (sixth, 1:27.29; seventh, 1:27.81), and 400-medley relay (fourth, 3:10.58; 10th, 3:14.66).

2014-15 -- Was second on the team in the 100 free (44.52) and third in the 200 free (1:37.38) with an NCAA "B" qualifying time... member of team-leading 400 free (2:55.44) and 800-free (6:29.57) relays and third-fastest 200 free relay team (1:22.78)... top times in the 400 and 800 free relays rank seventh all-time... posted 24 top-5 finishes... named Academic All-Big Ten... letterwinner.

2013-14 -- Led team in the 100-free (44.41) and 200-free (1:36.66)...was a member of the team-leading 200 free relay (1:20.24), 400 free relay (2:57.20), 800 free relay (6:31.59), and 400 medley relay (3:10.58)... recorded an NCAA "B" qualifying time in the 200-free while recording a NCAA provisional time as part of the 400 medley relay... swam a collegiate best in the 50-free (20.41) at the Hawkeye Invitational and a collegeiate best in the 100-free (44.41) at Big Ten Championships... recorded 10 top-five individual finishes, including two victories, and 12 top-3 finishes in relays... recipient of the Wally Ris Memorial Award... Academic All-Big Ten... letterwinner.

2012-13 -- Swam on the 800-free relay at the NCAA Championships that finished 27th overall (6:29.96)... won the "B" final and finished ninth in 200 free (1:36.04) at the Big Ten Championships... led team in the 200 free with an NCAA "B" qualifying time of 1:36.04 and posted the second-fastest 50 free (20.42) time... swam collegiate best times in the 50 (20.42), 100 (44.47), and 200 (1:36.04) free at the Big Ten Championships and 100 fly (51.06) in dual at Indiana/vs. Ohio State.... swam on team-leading 200 (1:19.82), 400 (2:56.07), and 800 (6:26.79) free relays... the 800 free relay set a school record at the Big Tens... posted nine top-five finishes, including one first-place finish... letterwinner.

High School -- Won the 100 fly with a time of 58.45 at the 2008 Swedish Youth Championship... finished third in the 200 free at the Swedish Nationals with a time of 1:48.93... Swedish Olympic Trial qualifier... best times are 20.30 (50 free), 43.82 (100 free, 1:36.94 (200 free) and 48.90 (100 fly)... swims for the Stockholm Polisens SIM IF... coached by Sven Rowe Malmberg.

Personal -- Born July 23, 1992... son of Mikael and Sofia Ernstsson... has two siblings, Emelie and Hampus... majoring in finance.

Ernstsson's Collegiate Bests
Event Time Meet Date
50 Free 20.41 Hawkeye Invitational 12/6/13
100 Free 44.41 at Big Ten Championships 3/1/14
200 Free 1:36.04 at Big Ten Championships 3/1/13
100 Back 50.89 Michigan State 10/18/13
100 Fly 51.06 at Indiana/vs. Ohio State 1/19/13

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