Fresno State: (2009 Cross Country) Had a strong first cross country season for the Bulldogs...recorded his best 8K time at the Bronco Invite where he placed 2nd with a time of 24:33...was a tough competitor at the WAC Championships, placing 10th with a time of 26:45.8. (2009 Track) Dominated the distance events in his first season as a Bulldog ... ran the conference's top time in both the 5,000- and 10,000-meter races ... clocked a career-best 14:37.39 in the 5,000 at the Stanford Invitational ... marked a 29:54.94 in the 10,000 at the Mt. SAC Relays ... finished second in both events at the WAC Championships.
Prior to Fresno State: Competed in the Netherlands as a distance runner ... took second in the high school national indoors second place twice in the 3,000-meter ... also at the national high school outdoor competition, placed fourth in the 5,000 twice and fourth in the 1,500 ... timed a best of 8:45.79 in the 3,000 and 15:30.39 in the 5,000.
Personal: Born April 23, 1987 in Leens, Netherlands ... parents are Agnes Idema and Jaap Zwama has two borthers, Martijn and Peter, and one sister, Judith ... favorite athlete is Dirk de Heer, who was a great inspirational figure for him ... former teammate Quinten Hennekam currently competes for Boise State ... came to Fresno State for the coaching staff and the business school ... most admires his parents for raising him "the right way."