ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 
Eric Zheng
Eric Zheng
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Little Rock, Ark.
High School: Pulaski Academy
Position: Freestyle/IM
Major: Chemical and Physical Biology

Personal Records
50 Free: 23.02 (MIT Invite, 11/30/12)
100 Free: 49.92 (Cornell & Dartmouth, 11/10/12)
200 Free: 1:42.33
50 Back: 24.22 (HYP, 2/3/12)
100 Back: 51.41 (HYP, 2/3/12)
200 Back: 1:58.37 (Columbia, 11/16/12)
100 Fly: 51.33 (HYP, 2/3/12)
200 IM: 1:51.62

Freshman 2011-12
Participated in the 100 back and 200 IM against Cornell and Dartmouth Nov. 12 ... Took part in the 200 fly, 200 medley relay, 200 free relay and the 800 free relays at the UNC Invitational Nov. 19 ... Set personal records in the 200 free (1:45.65), 100 breast (1:03.53) and 400 IM (4:09.20) at the U.S. Swimming Winter National Championships ... Also set personal bests in the 100 back (51.41), 100 fly (51.33) and 200 IM (1:53.80) at the HYP meet Feb. 3.

Before Harvard
Swam the butterfly and individual medley all four year at Pulaski, serving as team captain as a junior and senior … A three-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American selection and two-time NISCA All-America pick … Named Arkansas Swimmer of the Year as a senior, received ASI 15-18 Men’s Short Course Swimmer of the Year accolades in 2010 and 2011 and a Long Course Swimmer of the Year nod in 2010 … Four-time high school state champion and five-time all-state selection … Named team MVP all four years of high school … Turned in top-eight performances in the 200 IM and 200 free relay at 2010 junior nationals … High school state record holder and Arkansas Swimming Inc., record holder in the 200 IM … 2011 Presidential Scholar and National Merit Scholar … AP Scholar with distinction … Top-10 ranking in national French contest from 2006-10 … Member of 2011 Arkansas Times Academic All-Stars team … High school valedictorian and 2011 Stephens Award winner.