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Paul Gordon
Paul Gordon

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Sioux Falls, S.D.

High School:
Washington

Event:
Free

04/16/2012

Gordon Earns 3rd MVP Award

Jordan Huff, Byron Butler, Kyle Noser and Michael Vinyard were named 2012-13 captains.

04/09/2012

Hawkeyes Welcome Back Alumni

Iowa will host the annual alumni meet on Saturday at 11 a.m.

03/25/2012

Hawkeyes Finish 26th at NCAA Championships

The 400 free relay team recorded Iowa's third relay All-America Honorable Mention Recognition

03/24/2012

Hawkeyes Earn 2nd NCAA All-America Honor

800 free relay team became Iowa's 12th All-America relay team since 1995.

03/23/2012

Hawkeyes Garner All-America Honors at NCAAs

200 free relay team became Iowa's 5th All-America relay team since 1995.

02/23/2012

Big Ten Conference Swimming & Diving Championships

Big Ten Conference Swimming & Diving Championships Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012

11/18/2011

Iowa vs. Ohio State/Purdue

Nov. 18, 2011 CRWC Pool Iowa City, Iowa

Iowa Items -- Best times in the 50 free (19.71), 100 free (43.22), 200 free (1:34.85) 500 free (4:22.55) and 100 fly (48.19) rank fifth, first, second, 10th and fifth in school history...member of the All-America honorable mention 400 free relay (2:54.19) that placed 15th at the 2011 NCAA Championships... member of the 200 (1:18.96), 400 (2:54.22) and 800 (6:29.33) free relays that earned All-America honorable mention at the 2012 NCAA Championships... holds school records in the 100 free (43.22) and 200 medley (1:27.16), 200 free (1:17.61), 400 free (2:52.53) and 800 free (6:27.36) relays.

2011-12 -- All-America honorable mention swimmer in the 200 (1:18.96) and 400 (2:54.22) and 800 free (6:29.33) relays that placed 11th, 15th and 15th, respectively, at the NCAA Championships... named first-team All-Big Ten in the 200 and 400 free relays... was named National Swimmer of the Week by collegeswimming.com on Nov. 8... earned the Armbruster/Patton Swimming MVP award and Wally Ris Memorial Award at the team banquet... led the team in the 100 (43.22) and 200 (1:35.26) free... swam colleigate best times in the 50 (19.71) and 100 (43.22) free at the Big Ten Championships... member of the 200 (1:17.61) and 400 (2:52.53) relays that won Big Ten titles... Big Ten runner-up in the 100 free (43.22)... member of the 200 free (1:17.61), 400 free (2:52.53) and 200 medley (1:27.16) relays that set school records... qualified for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials... recorded 14 first place finsihes... swam on 16 winning relays... letterwinner.

2010-11 -- All-America honorable mention swimmer in the 400 free relay (2:54.82) that placed 15th at the NCAA Championships... qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 200 free (1:35.46) and 200 free relay (1:18.28)... placed third in the 200 free (1:35.46) and fifth in the 100 free (43.52) at the Big Ten Championships... led team in the 100 free (43.51) and 200 free (1:34.85)... swam collegiate best times in the 50 free (20.49), 100 free (43.51), 200 free (1:34.85), 100 fly (48.19) and 100 back (55.55)... recorded nine first-place finishes... swam on 200 medley (1:28.45), 400 medley (3:14.12), 200 free (1:18.28), 400 free (2:53.50) and 800 free (6:27.36) relays that set school records at the 2011 Big Ten Championships... swam on 15 winning relays... letterwinner.

2009-10 -- Met NCAA `B' standards as part of team-leading 400 free (2:56.20) and 800 free (6:27.66) relays and 200 (1:29.02) and 400 (3:15.37) medley relays... the relay times rank fifth, first, second and fourth in school history... led off the 400 free relay that placed fourth at the Big Ten Championships... swam collegiate best times in the 100 free (43.88), 200 free (1:36.01) and 500 free (4:22.55) at Big Ten Championships... recorded 20 first place finishes... swam on 17 winning relays... letterwinner.

2008-09 -- Met NCAA `B' standards as part of team-leading 400 free (2:55.19) and 800 free relays (6:35.62)... anchored 400 free relay to fifth-place finish (2:55.19) at Big Ten Championships... that time ranks second on Iowa's all-time best performers list... posted four individual wins and 19 top-three finishes, while swimming on five winning relays... swam on six winning relays... letterwinner.

High School -- Swam 200 IM at 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials... 2007 U.S. Junior National Team member, competing in seven individual events at U.S. Junior National Championships.... set over 25 state swimming records during his prep career... named his high school's Athlete of the Year as a senior... as a junior he was ranked ninth in the nation in 200 IM, 22nd in 100 fly and 26th in 100 free for age 17 and under U.S. swimmers... swam for Snowfox Club team... club coach was Lindsie Micko.

Personal -- Born Sept. 12, 1989... son of Paula and Rick Gordon... his father played baseball and his mother swam at South Dakota State... younger sister, Haley, is a member of the women's swim team... engineering major.

Gordon's Collegiate Bests

Event Time Meet Date
50 Free19.71Big Ten Championships2/23/12
100 Free43.22Big Ten Championships2/23/12
200 Free1:34.85at Big Ten Championships2/23/11
500 Free4:22.55at Big Ten Championships2/24/10
100 Fly48.19Hawkeye Invitational 12/3/10
200 Fly1:54.57at Truman State10/9/09
100 Back55.55vs. Truman State10/8/10
200 IM1:50.39at Missouri Invite12/5/08
100 Breast56:88Intrasquad10/8/11
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