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Manuel Belzer
Manuel Belzer

Class:
Graduated

Hometown:
Mainz, Germany

High School:
Gustav-Stresemann Business School

Event:
Free

Hawk Item -- Ranks in the top-seven on Iowa's all-time top performers list in three events... has the second-best time in the 1,650 free (15:03.20), fifth-fastest in 1,000 free (9:12.29) and seventh-best in 500 free (4:21.48)... was a member of the 800 free relay team that posted the 10th-fastest time in program history (6:31.59).

2013-14 -- Led team in both the 500 (4:25.59) and 1,000 free (9:26.35)... swam on the 800 free relay team that posted the 10th-fastest time in program history (6:31.59)... recorded a collegiate best in the 200 butterfly at the Hawkeye Invitational (1:49.95)... recorded 11 top-five finishes including a pair of victories in the 500 and 1,000 free against Michigan State... Academic All-Big Ten... letterwinner.

2012-13 -- Led the team in the 500 (4:23.74), 1,000 (9:21.45), 1,650 (15:20.30) free... posted NCAA "B" qualifying times in the 500 and 1,650 free... swam collegiate best time in the 400 IM (3:58.10) at the Hawkeye Invitational... swam season best times in the 200 free (1:40.88) and 200 fly (1:51.90) at the Hawkeye Invitational... named Academic All-Big Ten... named a Scholar All-America honorable mention honoree... posted nine top-five finishes and three individual wins... named to UI Dean's List... letterwinner.

2011-12 -- Led the team in the 500 (4:21.48), 1,000 (9:12.29) and 1,650 free (15:03.20)... swam collegiate best times in the 500 (4:21.48) and 1,650 free (15:03.20) at the Big Ten Championships... also swam collegiate best times in 1,000 free (9:12.29) vs. Ohio State & Purdue and 200 fly (1:51.23) and 400 IM (4:04.28) at the Hawkeye Invitational... placed sixth in the 500 (4:21.79) and 1,650 free (15:03.20), respectively, at the Big Ten Championships... recorded 12 first place finishes... was a member of the first place 800 free relay (6:39.87) at the Shamrock Invitational... international qualifier for the 2012 Olympic Trials... named Academic All-Big Ten... CSCAA honorable mention Scholar All-American... letterwinner.

2010-11 -- Led team in the 500 free (4:23.71) and1,650 free (15:17.76)... recorded 10 first-place finishes... letterwinner.

High School -- European Junior National finalist... German Junior National Champion... German National Champion finalist... Olympic Trial qualifier... swims for SG EWR Rheinhessen-Mainz club team... coached by Lothar Schubert.

Personal -- Born April 3, 1991... son of Johanna and Dr. Michael Belzer... has two siblings, Rafael and Sarah... management information system and finance major.

Belzer's Collegiate Bests

Event Time Meet Date
100 Free 47.96 Truman State 10/8/10
200 Free 1:38.90 Hawkeye Invitational 12/7/13
500 Free 4:21.48 at Big Ten Championships 2/23/12
1000 Free 9:12.29 vs. Purdue & Ohio State 11/18/11
1650 Free 15:03.20 at Big Ten Championships 2/25/12
200 Fly 1:49.95 Hawkeye Invitational 12/8/13
400 IM 3:58.10 Hawkeye Invitational 12/1/12

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