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Alex Gustafson
Position: Middle Distance
Year: Senior
Hometown: Waukee, Iowa
High School: Waukee
Experience: 3 Years
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Gustafson Photos
Alex Gustafson
Courtesy: cyclones.com
Release: 10/30/2010

Awards and Honors:
Academic All-Big 12 first team (2012-13)...Academic All-Big 12 second team (11-12, 2013-14) ... Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (F11) ... ISU Scholar Athlete (2012, 2013-14)... Melissa Fender Award (2013-14)…Team Captain (2013-14)...Cardinal Key Recipient (2012-13)

2013-14 (Senior):
Competed in the 200 medley relay (1:47.12), 500 freestyle (20th, 5:04.70), 50 freestyle (prelims, 25.06), 200 freestyle (24th, 1:53.18), 100 freestyle (prelims, 52.64), 1650 freestyle (SCR), 400 freestyle relay (3:29.76) at the Big 12 Championships…posted 14 top-five performances (seven individual, 7 relay) including first in the 200 freestyle relay again UNOmaha (1:37.74)…tallied two top-five time spots for the Cyclone squad in the 500 freestyle (Big 12s, 5:04.70) and 1000 freestyle (UNI, 10:47.14) this season.

2012-13 (Junior):
Competed in the 200 medley relay (Exh., 1:52.28), 500 freestyle (23rd, 5:04.33), 400 free relay (Exh., 3:32.29) and 200 freestyle (18th, 1:53.54) at the Big 12 Championships…took fifth in the 100 freestyle (1:11.86) at the Last Chance meet…finished second in the 1000 freestyle against Northern Iowa…took third in the 200 freestyle against South Dakota State…fifth in the 500 and 1000 freestyle for the Cyclones.

2011-12 (Sophomore):
Competed in the 800 Free Relay (fifth, 7:39.21), 500 free (23rd, 5:05.78), 50 free (Exh., 25.10), 200 free (25th, 1:54.35), 100 free (Exh., 53.59), 1650 free (15th, 18:00.62) and 400 free relay (Exh., 3:35.72) at the Big 12 Championships … earned wins in the 200 free at Nebraska-Omaha and Northern Iowa … took second in the 200 free at South Dakota and South Dakota State … also earned third-place finishes at SDSU in the 500 free and 400 free relay ... member of Iowa State's fastest 800 free relay team ... ranked third on the squad in the 200 free, fourth in the 1650 free and fifth in the 500 and 1000 free.

2010-2011 (Freshman):
Competed in the 800 free relay (sixth, 7:31.37), 200 free relay (Exh., 1:38.81), 500 free (30th, 5:02.28), 200 free (19th, 1:50.89), 100 free (Exh., 52.47), 1650 free (16th, 17:33.59) and 400 free relay (sixth, 3:29.22) at the Big 12 Championships … collected seven event wins on the season (three invidivual, four relay) … earned first career victory in the 500 free against Nebraska-Omaha … was a member of the 400 free relay that finished first against SDSU/WIU, UNI, Missouri and Nebraska … earned 14 top-three finishes.

High School:
Swam four years for the Johnston/Urbandale/Waukee high school team for coach Shari Walling ... placed fourth as a member of 200 free relay team, fifth in the 400 free relay and 200 freestyle, and eighth in the 100 free at the 2009 state championships ... 2009 Academic All-State team member ... finished fifth in the 500 free and 400 free relay and sixth in 200 free at 2008 state championships ... finished 16th in the 200 free and 20th in the 500 free at 2007 state championships ... finished 18th in 200 free at 2006 state championships ... four-time CIML Central Conference champion in the 200 and 500 freestyle three-time conference champion in the 400 free relay ... also competed in basketball and tennis for the Warriors … swam club for Central Iowa Aquatics under coach Dave Joensen ... holds CIA senior club record in the 200-yard freestyle, 200-meter freestyle and 400-meter freestyle ... two-time ISI Long Course State Champion in the 400-meter free relay, 400-meter medley relay and 200-meter freestyle...2009 ISI State Champion in the 400-meter freestyle … National Honors Society and National Council on Youth Leadership member.

Personal:
Born July 24, 1992 … daughter of Gregg Gustafson and Peg Armstrong-Gustafson … environmental science and political science major.


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