Freshmen account for four of NU's eight individual event victories
Fall 2014: Versatile freshman who adds depth across the board for Northwestern ... Is ranked in four different events for the Wildcats on the team's top times list for the fall ... Ranks fourth in the 100 free and fifth in the 100 back, 200 back and 100 fly ... Scored points in four events while earning six second swims at Northwestern's home TYR Invitational (11/21-11/23) ... Best finish was a championship final appearance and seventh-place result in the 100 back ... Won the consolation final of the 50 back while finishing 10th in the 100 fly and 12th in the 200 back at the TYR ... Also was 23rd in both the 50 free and 200 IM at the meet ... Competed in four events at the AT&T U.S. Winter Nationals (12/3-12/6), swimming season-best times in the 50 free and 100 free ... Scored dual meet points on four occasions in the fall via top-five race finishes ... Best dual finishes of the fall were third-place efforts in the 100 back against UIC/Oakland (10/25) and in the 100 fly versus Eastern Michigan (10/16).
High School: Ranked as the 58th overall recruit in the nation and second overall in the state of Wisconsin by Collegeswimming.com ... Swam just two years of high school competition -- as a freshman and a junior -- and racked up four top-four state finishes including one state title ... As a freshman, finished third in the 100 back and fourth in the 100 fly at the Wisconsin state meet ... As a junior, set a state record to win the championship in the 100 back while also placing fourth in the 200 IM ... Earned all-state honors as a freshman and all-America accolades as a junior ... Holds Homestead High School team records in the 100 back and 100 fly in addition to five pool records across the Northshore Conference ... Swam club with Schroeder Swim Team beginning in 2011 ... Team won multiple state championships with state records while also earning two national titles during his time with the squad ... Honor roll member all four years of high school.
Personal: Born Nicholas Charles Petersen ... Son of Amy and Chuck Petersen ... Father swam at Northwestern as a member of the Class of 1983 ... Chose Northwestern over Indiana ... Major is undeclared.