Zach Anderson Athlete Profile

Zach Anderson

Zach Anderson
Positions: Distance, Butterfly Height: 5-10 Weight: 165 Roster Years: 2002-2004 | 2006-2008 Hometown: Mesa, AZ Last School: Westwood High School

Personal

Born 5/26/84 -- parents are Darold and Luana -- attended Westwood High School -- National Honor Society -- USA Swimming Scholar-Athlete -- sister Nichol swam for BYU ... served LDS mission from 2004-06.

Before BYU

Three time All-American -- region record holder 500-yard freestyle -- school record holder 200 and 500-yard freestyle -- lettered four times - co-captain three years at Westwood -- head captain senior year -- placed in top 16 five times at USA Swimming Nationals



2002-2003 | Freshman Year

  • Second-team All-MWC in the 500 and 1,650 free
  • Academic All-MWC
  • Voted Most Inspirational
  • Recorded eight top-three finishes on the season
  • Won the 1000 freestyle against Utah
  • Placed 5th at the 2003 5K Open Water National Championships

2003-2004 | Sophomore Year

  • Qualified for NCAA Championships in the 200, 400 and 1500 free
  • MWC Champion in the 500 free
  • First-team All-MWC in the 200, 500 and 1650 free and 800 free relay
  • Recorded six individual wins along with eight other top-three finishes

2006-2007 | Junior Year

  • Helped the team finish second overall at the MWC Championships and individually placed fifth in the 500 free (4:28.57), sixth in the 200 free (1:39.28) and eighth in the 200 butterfly (1:53.69) at the MWCC
  • Earned three All-MWC awards for his performance in the 200 free, 500 free and 800 free relay
  • Significant member of the squad that finished first in the MWC during the regular season where he recorded 12 overall top-three finishes

2007-2008 | Senior Year

  • Held top times for BYU in the 07-08 season including second in the 200 free (1:40.25), second in the 500 free (4:28.36), second in the 1650 free (15:53.79) and third in the 100 free (9:53.79) for the team
  • Was a member of the 800 free relay team that placed fourth at the MWCC with a time of 6:37.01