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  Ian Lentz
Ian Lentz

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Petaluma, Calif.

High School:
Casa Grande

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 184

Event:
IM/Butterfly

Birthdate:
09/23/1986

Experience:
3V

National Success
• Posted a time of 55.85 in the 100-meter butterfly in the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials

Cal Success
• Finished 13th in the 400-yard individual medley (3:54.31), 14th in the 200 IM (1:48.89), 13th in the 200 butterfly (1:48.21) in the 2008 Pac-10 Championships
• Named to the 2008 Pac-10 All-Academic First Team
• Placed ninth in the 200 IM, and 11th in the 400 IM and 200 butterfly at the 2007 Pac-10 Championships

High School Success
• Was a three-time High School All-American
• Captured the 100 back (51.28) and 200 IM (1:50.95) at 2005 North Coast Section Championships
• 2006-07 second-team Pac-10 All-Academic

Personal
• Parents are Ted and Sue Lentz
• Brother, Graham, swam for Cal from 2003-06
• Psychology major
• Born Sept. 23, 1986, in Plymouth, Minn.

What was your favorite class you have taken so far and why?
My favorite class I took at Cal was Psychology 133 with professor Matthew Walker. It is about the psychology of sleep, which is not something a person really thinks much about. So because of that, I learned so much information about sleep that I never would have thought about otherwise.

What are your plans after you graduate?
The million-dollar question...I am planning to go to a graduate school.

Looking back, what is one thing you are most proud of from your years at Cal?
Sticking with the busy routine of a college student-athlete while maintaining good grades since so much time is taken up training.

What do you like most about the Cal swimming team?
The diversity of our group. There are so many people with different personalities and backgrounds and yet everyone comes together so easily as if we were all the same.

What advice would you give to an incoming freshman swimmer or a student-athlete in general?
Don't take these four years for granted. The time you spend here will be pleasurable some days and painful on others but it's important to always enjoy the process of it all because it's a learning experience that not many people are given the opportunity to have.

What is your favorite memory from your time at Cal?
Making my Olympic Trials cut along with former Cal swimmer Justin Pollard when it was the last chance for both of us. We traveled to Roseville with coach Durden for one shot at it, and we both succeeded by reaching it.

What are your swimming goals this year?
I plan to make NCAAs and score points in order to contribute to moving our team closer to a national title.

CAL CAREER BESTS
100 Fly     48.79
200 Fly     1:47.60
200 IM      1:48.65
400 IM      3:54.31

Cal Bears Men's Swimming & Diving