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Nick Zito
Nick Zito

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Lombard, Ill.

High School:
Willowbrook

Height / Weight:
6-9 / 180

Position:
IM/Back/Free

Birthdate:
10/10/1994

10/18/2013

Iowa Downs Spartans, 182-113

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

10/01/2013

Zito Named Big Ten Freshman of the Week

UI freshman takes home 1st accolade of his career

09/28/2013

Hawkeyes Take Down World Record

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

09/25/2013

Iowa Men's Swimming & Diving Team Travels to Michigan

Hawkeyes open season at Michigan

02/07/2014

Iowa downs Western Illinois 120-94

Iowa downs Western Illinois 120-94

10/11/2013

Black & Gold Intrasquad Meet

Oct. 11, 2013 CRWC Pool

Hawk Item -- Holds fourth-fastest 200-IM (1:47.88), sixth-fastest 100-breast (54.12), ninth-fastest 400-IM (3:57.29), and 10th-fastest 200-breast (2:00.23) times in program history... garnered Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors after first competition of college career.

2013-14 -- Recorded NCAA "B" qualifying times in the 100-breast (54.12) and 200-IM (1:47.88)... led team in 200-IM, recording the fourth-fastest time in program history... posted sixth-fastest 100-breast, ninth-fastest 400-IM (3:57.29), and 10th-fastest 200-breast (2:00.23) times in school history... also recorded collegiate-bests in the 50-free (20.67) against Western Illinois, 200-free (1:42.15) at Northwestern, and 500-free (4:43.87) at the Black & Gold Intrasquad... was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week on Oct. 1 following the meet against Michigan, where he placed second twice, third, and seventh in his four events... recorded 13 top-five finishes, including a pair of victories in the 200-breast and 200-IM in the meet at Northwestern... letterwinner.

High School -- All-America in 100 breast and 200 IM as a senior... NCSA Junior National finalist... seven-time all-conference selection... three-time all-state selection... set the conference record in the 100 breast as a senior... team captain in 2013 and junior captain in 2012... All-America consideration in 100 breast and a Junior National and NCSA Junior National qualifier in 2012... finished as runner-up in 200-IM and fourth in 100 breast at 2013 state meet... holds school records in 100 breast (56.60), 200 IM (1:50.05), 100 fly (53.80), 50 free (21.82) and 400-free relay... member of the National Honor Society and Civitas (Social Studies Honor Society) in 2011, 2012, and 2013... USA Scholastic All-American as a senior... Illinois State Scholar in 2013... coached by Kirk Ziemke and Paul Anderson (high school) and Jon Addison and Glenn Brown (club).

Personal -- Born Oct. 10, 1994, in Winfield, Ill... son of Don and Jeannine Zito... has two older siblings, Danielle and Damon... open major.

Zito's Collegiate Bests
Event Time Meet Date
50 Free 20.67 Western Illinois 2/7/14
200 Free 1:42.15 at Northwestern 1/15/14
500 Free 4:43.87 Black & Gold Intrasquad 10/11/13
100 Breast 54.12 at Big Ten Championships 2/28/14
200 Breast 2:00.23 at Purdue/vs. Ohio State 11/8/13
200 IM 1:47.88 at Big Ten Championships 2/27/14
400 IM 3:57.29 Hawkeye Invitational 12/7/13

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