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    Nick Bessler
    Nick Bessler

    Class:
    Sophomore

    Hometown:
    Naperville, Ill.

    High School:
    Naperville North

    Height / Weight:
    6-0 / 190

    Event:
    Butterfly/IM



    10/17/2012

    Northwestern Opens 2012-13 Season at Eastern Michigan

    Wildcats complement strong seniors with nation's No. 16-ranked recruiting class

    2012-13: Competed in Northwestern's season-opening meet at Eastern Michigan (10/19) before an injury kept him out for the remainder of the season ... Still, his performance in that meet placed him fifth on NU's top times list for the season in the 100 fly ... Scored points in that dual with a fourth-place finish in the 200 IM and a fifth-place result in the 100 fly (51.88).

    High School: Four-time All-DuPage Valley Conference and all-state honoree ... Earned nine high school All-America awards ... A two-time team MVP, served as team captain as a senior and established six school records ... Swam six years of club with the Academy Bullets Swim Club, setting five team records ... NCSA and USA Swimming Junior National Qualifier ... Graduated in the top 10 of his class of nearly 800 ... Four-time Distinguished honor roll member ... National Honor Society ... USA Swimming Scholastic All-American.

    Personal: Born Nicholas Robert Bessler ... Son of Mary and Scott Bessler ... Plans to major in economics.

    BESSLER'S PERSONAL BESTS

    Event Personal Best
    100 butterfly 51.88
    200 freestyle 1:46.41
    200 individual medley 1:57.74