One of the world's top sprinters...joined Matt Biondi as the second man in Cal history to win an Olympic gold medal in the 50m free...also won a gold medal at the Sydney Olympics as a member of the United State's 400m medley relay (freestyle leg in prelims) and a silver medal as a member of the U.S. 400m free relay...this past summer notched a runner-up finish in the 50m free (22.35) and the U.S. National Summer Championships...earned two silver medals in the 50m free (22.28) and as a member of the U.S. 400m free relay (3:15.25) at the Pan Pacific Championships in Yokohama, Japan...won world titles in the 50m (22.09) and 100m free (American record 48.33) at the 2001 World Swimming Championships in Fukouka, Japan...was the 2001 U.S. national champion in the 50m (22.18) and 100m (48.98), as well.
JUNIOR in 2001-02: Named Pac-10 Swimmer of the Year...three-peated as the NCAA champion in the 100 free, setting a new NCAA, American and U.S. Open record with a time of 41.62...also helped Cal's 400 free relay (second leg) to a national title and notched runner-up finishes in the 50 free (19.10) and as a member of the 200 free relay (lead-off leg) at the NCAA Championships...helped the Bears' 400 free relay team (anchor leg) to a first-place finish at the Pac-10 Championships...posted runner-up finishes in the 50 free (19.43) and 200 free (1:17.22) and helped the 200 medley relay (freestyle leg) and 400 medley relay (freestyle leg) teams to second place finishes at the conference championship...inked his name in the Cal record book with school records in the 50 free (19.05) and 100 free (41.62)...was also part of a 200 free relay (1:16.89), 200 medley relay (1:26.02) and 400 medley relay (3:09.65) that posted school record times.
SOPHMORE in 2000-01: Repeated as the NCAA champion in the 100 free, equaling an NCAA, American and U.S. Open record with a time of 41.80, tying Biondi, who had set the 100 free record in 1987...also anchored the Bears' 400 free relay which were national runner-ups and was the national runner-up in the 50 free...swam freestyle on Cal's 200 free relay that placed fourth, and 200 and 400 medley relays that placed sixth at the NCAA Championships...was the Pac-10 champion in the 50 free and 100...established the Spieker Aquatics Complex record in 100 free (43.30), set Feb. 17, 2001 against Stanford.
FRESHMAN in 1999-2000: Became the first Bear swimmer since Biondi to win multiple NCAA individual titles, capturing the 50m (21.21) and 100m (47.36, U.S. Open record) free at the NCAA meet...was also a member of Cal's NCAA champion 400m free relay...placed second to teammate Bart Kizierowski at the Pac-10 Championships in the 50 and 100 free...was a member of the Bears' Pac-10 champion 200 and 400 free relays.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 1999 graduate of William Hart High School...was the top-ranked high school sprinter in the nation and was named the CIF Southern Section Most Valuable Swimmer.
PERSONAL: Intended interdisciplinary field studies major...parents are Jack and Sherry Ervin...born May 26, 1981 in Burbank, CA.
CAL CAREER BESTS 50 Free 19.05 100 Free 41.62 100 Back 47.74