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    Mark Ferguson
    Mark  Ferguson

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Perth, Australia

    High School:
    John XXIII

    Height / Weight:
    6-4 / 195

    Event:
    Back/Fly



    02/28/2015

    Wilimovsky Smashes School Record, Wins B1G Title in 1,650 Freestyle

    Junior captures the first conference crown for Northwestern since 2008 with the nation's top time in the mile

    02/26/2015

    Wilimovsky Breaks 500 Free NU Record Twice at B1G Championships

    Northwestern is in seventh place as a team following the first full day of competition

    02/25/2015

    #B1GCats Enter Record Books on B1G Champs Opening Night

    Wildcats get three performances that rank among the top-3 all-time at NU in their respective events

    01/30/2015

    Wildcats Claim Pair of Events on First Day of Double Dual

    Northwestern is facing No. 23 Minnesota, Purdue in final Big Ten Championships tune up

    01/16/2015

    Wildcats Win Every Event in Senior Day Sweep of Milwaukee

    Northwestern honors six member Senior Class with dominating performances

    2014-15: Senior sprinter in primarily the backstroke and butterfly events … Ranked fourth in the 100 free and fifth in the 100 back on Northwestern’s top times list … Swam the butterfly leg on NU’s top medley relays of the year, both of which came at the Big Ten Championships … The 200 medley relay ranked third and the 400 medley relay ranked fifth in NU history in those respective events … Swam a career-best 45.00 in the prelims of the 100 free at the Big Ten Championships to qualify for the bonus final, where he placed 21st … Also competed in the 100 fly (32nd) and 100 back (34th) at the B1G meet … Made four championship finals and three top-three finishes at Northwestern’s home TYR Invitational (11/21-11/23) … Took second in the 50 back, third in the 100 back and third in the 50 fly in addition to a seventh-place effort in the 100 fly at the TYR … Had two second-place finishes in the 100 back and 100 fly during a double dual sweep of UIC and Oakland (10/25) and in a dual meet at Iowa (1/24) … Took second in the 100 back and third in the 100 fly against a tough pair of opponents, No. 23 Minnesota and Purdue, to conclude the regular season (1/30-1/31) … Won the 200 back on Senior Night against Milwaukee (1/16) … All-told, scored dual meet points for the Wildcats during the year with nine top-five event finishes.

    2013-14: Posted five NU top times in the 100 back, 100 fly, 100 free, 200 medley relay and 400 medley relay ... Competed at the Big Ten Championships in the 100 fly, 100 back and 100 free ... Scored three points total for NU in the Consolation Final finishing 15th in the 100 fly, posting b cut time of 47.82 and the first overall NU top time ... Finished 16th in the 100 back and first NU with a B cut time of 47.99 ... Finished 55th overall and fifth for NU in the 100 free with a time of 45.90 ... Competed in the TYR Finals finishing third in the 100 fly, second in the 100 back, fist in the 50 fly, and second in the 50 back ... Finished second in the 100 back vs. E. Mich./Illinois (10/18) ... Finished first in the 100 back, second in the 100 free, and second in the 100 fly vs. WKU (10/25) ... Finished fifth in the 100 back and eight in the 100 fly vs. Purdue, OSU (11/8) ... Finished first in the 100 back and the 100 fly, and sixth in the 100 free vs. UIC/Wyoming (11/9)... Finished second in the 100 back, fifth in the 100 free, and first in the 100 fly vs. Wisconsin (11/15) ... Finished second in the 100 back and third in the 100 fly vs. ND, Michigan (1/11) ... Finished second in the 100 back and first in the 100 fly vs. Iowa (1/25) ... Finished first in the 100 free vs. Milwaukee (1/31).

    2012-13: Recorded top times for Northwestern in four different individual events in addition to three relay races ... Tallied NU's top 100 Fly time with an NCAA B qualifying 48.00 in the Big Ten Championships ... Swam the secind best Wildcats time in the 100 back, with a time of 48.80 in the Big Ten Championships ... His 200 back time of 1:53.79 against Eastern Michigan was the fifth best for NU during the season ... Swam 1:55.11 in the TYR Invitational in the 200 IM, which ranked fifth best for the 'Cats on the season ... In the Big Ten Championships, he competed in the 800 free relay, 200 medley relay and 400 medley relay ... Relay teams 1:26.57 time in the 200 Medley Relay was a NCAA B qualifer, which was fourth best in school history.

    2011-12: Ranked on Northwestern's top times list in three different events ... Was first in the 100 fly, second in the 100 back and fourth in the 200 back ... Qualified for the consolation final of the 100 fly at the Big Ten Championships with a season-best 48.38 in the prelims, ending up 16th after an evening 49.23 to score a point for NU ... Also made the bonus final of the 100 back, taking 19th place, and competed in the 200 back (37th) at the conference meet ... Recorded six top-three dual meet finishes during the regular season, led by a second-place effort in the 200 back versus UIC and North Dakota (11/12) ... Qualified for three championship finals at Northwestern's own five-time TYR Invitational (11/18-11/20), finishing third in the 50 back, fourth in the 100 back and fifth in the 200 back ... Also claimed 11th place in the 100 fly at the TYR.

    High School: Attended secondary school at John XXIII in his native Australia ... Made a Western Australia All-Star Team in 2010 ... Ranked as the second-best recruit in his Northwestern signing class with a 3.8 power ranking from Collegeswimming.com ... Ranked in the top three percent of prep swimmers in his class in the 100 fly and 100 back according to Collegeswimming.com.

    Personal: Born Mark Ferguson ... Hails from Perth, Australia ... Double major in economics and international studies with a minor in business institutions.

    FERGUSON'S PERSONAL BESTS

    Event Personal Best
    100 backstroke 47.99
    200 backstroke 1:50.98
    100 butterfly 47.82
    50 freestyle 21.01
    100 freestyle 45.00