Northwestern nearly nets NCAA 'A' cut in the 200 medley relay, finishing seventh overall in the conference
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.