Uldis Tazans
Uldis Tazans

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Riga, Latvia

High School:
Rigas Jana Poruka Secondary School

Event:
Breast/Fly

10/11/2014

Bears Split With Salukis in Weekend Finale

The MSU men's swimming and diving team completes an undefeated weekend while the women fall to the Salukis Saturday

03/08/2014

MSU Swimming & Diving Completes Dominating Performance for First MAC Championship

Bears men, women sweep league championships for first time since 2008

03/07/2014

MSU Swimming & Diving Ups Lead at MAC Championships

Bears win four more events; lead by 118 points heading into final day

02/01/2014

Swimming Bears Split at Shamrock Invitational; Defeat No. 25 Iowa

MSU beats ranked Hawkeyes, 213-157; falls to Notre Dame, 233-147

01/31/2014

Bears Swimming & Diving Starts Strong at Shamrock Invitational

MSU leads No. 25 Iowa, 61-49; trails, Notre Dame, 58-52

2013-14: Joined the Bears in January, 2014, in time for the dual against Colorado Mesa ... Finished fourth in the 100 IM ... Also swam breaststroke leg of 800 medley relay that placed second in a time of 7:49.11 ... Won first event of collegiate career in 100 breast in dual against Truman State ... Placed fourth overall at the MAC championships in the 100 breast with a 55.05 ... Won the B-final of the 200 breast (2:00.24) at the championships.

Background:
Has won many Latvian championships, holding records in breaststrokes and relays ... Swam in 11th FINA Short-Course World Championships in Istanbul, Turkey, in 2013 ... Earned 'B' cut time in FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Spain, in 2013, in the 50-meter breaststroke ... Won Baltic State Championships in Serbia in 2012 ... Also swam in European championships in Debrecen, Hungary in 2012 ... Went to 2011 European Championships in Serbia ... Became Latvian champion for first time in 2010 and swam in European Junior Championships in Finland.

Personal:
Born Oct. 25, 1993, in Riga, Latvia ... Son of Ina and Normunds Tazans ... Has one sister, Ieva Baumerte, and one brother, Martins Birks ... Plans on majoring in physical education at Missouri State ... Would like to become a coach.

Career Bests at Missouri State
Event Time Opponent/Meet Date
100 Free 48.59 vs. Evansville 10/10/14
200 Free 2:00.90 Show-Me Showdown 10/3/14
100 Breast 54.65 2014 MAC Championships - Prelims 3/7/14
200 Breast 2:00.24 2014 MAC Championships - Prelims 3/8/14
200 Fly 2:15.55 Show-Me Showdown 10/3/14

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