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A.J. Goertzen
A.J. Goertzen

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Hesston, Kan.

High School:
Hesston High

Event:
Individual Medley

At Missouri State: A.J. Goertzen placed seventh in the 200 IM and ninth in the 400 IM last year at the conference championship. He also added a 12th-place finish in the 200 breast. Goertzen was named to the All-SBC sqaud and was on the MSU Academic Honor Roll. 2005-06: Goertzen earned a bronze medal at the 2006 Valley Invitational in the 400 IM. His time of 4:01.46 ranks fifth in Bears' history. Goertzen also placed fifth in the 200 breaststroke and seventh in the 1,650 free at the league meet. He was awarded All-MVC accolades and was on the MSU Academic Honor Roll. 2004-05: Goertzen had a pair of fifth-place finishes in the 400-yard individual medley and the 200 individual medley at the conference meet. He also added a sixth-place finish in the 200 breaststroke. Goertzen claimed all-conference honorable mention as a freshman. Background: Goertzen joined the MSU swim team as a true freshman with no high school swimming background, but no limit on potential. Goertzen swam with the Wichita Swim Club. Personal: Full name is Aaron Jay Goertzen. Born July 21, 1986, in Hesston, Kan. Son of Nelson and Betsy Goertzen.

Career Bests for A.J. Goertzen

Event Time Date, Opponent/Meet

1000 free 9:51.00 11/20/04, MSU vs. TCU

1650 free 16:22.91 12/3/04, UALR Christmas Inv.

200 breast 2:07.76 2/17/05, MVC Championship

100 fly 54.39 1/20/06, MSU vs. Evansville

200 fly 1:56.59 1/21/06, MSU vs. SIU

200 IM 1:54.26 2/17/05, MVC Championship

400 IM 4:01.46 2/16/06, MVC Championship

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