2009-10 (Junior): Swept the backstroke events at the MWC Championships ... defended his title in the 200 back in a new conference and school record time of 1:44.86, and also touched first in the 100 back in 48.47 ... posted a runner-up finished in the 200 IM (1:48.54).
2008-09 (Sophomore): In his first action at the MWC championship meet, won the 200 back title in a league-record time of 1:45.02 ... placed third in the 200 IM (1:48.53) in the third-fastest time in school history, while his third-place swim in the 100 back (48.78) ranks fourth all-time at UNLV.
2007-08 (Freshman): Competed in several meets during the fall season. High School: Swam all four years for head coach Bob Wood at Lake City High ... was ranked third or better for his entire prep career in the 200 IM ... set the Idaho state record in the 200 IM, having never lost a race in his high school district career.
Club: Was part of the Spokane Area Swimming club for seven years dating back to 2000 ... holds 32 team records.
Personal: Nicholas Howard Blank ... born on March 7, 1989, in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho ... son of Howard and Katherine Blank ... has two brothers, Ryan (33) and Alex (30), and one sister, Abby (23) ... enjoys spearfishing ... majoring in kinesiology.
Blank's Personal Bests 100 Back 48:47 200 Back 1:44.86 200 IM 1:48.54