AS A JUNIOR: Finished third campaign with the Irish by breaking own school record in the 200 back and earning Honorable Mention All-America honors in the 400 medley relay and 200 back … reset previous Notre Dame record in the 200 back during the NCAA prelims with a 1:53.57 performance … went on to place 16th in the event during the finals later in the day … also placed 13th in 400 medley relay, 22nd in the 200 medley relay, 24th in 400 free relay and 43rd in 100 back at the NCAAs … earned College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) honorable mention All-America honors … was named all-BIG EAST six times at the BIG EAST Championships after winning gold in 400 medley relay, 800 free relay and 200 back and silver in 200 free relay, 400 free relay and 100 back … was a two-time BIG EAST Champion in 200 back and a part of the team that won the 400 medley relay three times … broke BIG EAST record in the 200 back (1:53.86) on way to victory … earned an NCAA A-cut in the 400 medley relay and NCAA B-cuts in four other events … competed in the preliminaries of the 2013 Phillips 66 National Championships and World Championship Trials in the 50, 100 and 200 back … turned in season-best time in 200 free (1:50.26) in a tri-meet against Michigan and Northwestern, earning first place … was one of three captains as a junior … was a first team CSCAA Scholar All-America selection … a member of the BIG EAST All-Academic team … participated in the Rosenthal Leadership Academy … earned a monogram.
AS A SOPHOMORE:Freestyle and backstroke extraordinaire who capped off a stellar season with All-America honors and a school record … swam to a seventh place finish and an All-American distinction at the NCAA Championships in the 200 backstroke (1:54.16) after setting the team record as well as posting her career-best time (1:53.67) in the preliminary heats … also competed in the 100 back (53.41) and the 100 free (49.68) at the NCAA Championships, placing 27th … earned seven all-BIG EAST scrolls while winning four events … became a repeat BIG EAST champion in the 100 free (49.38), posting a career-best time … BIG EAST champion in the 200 back (1:55.56) as well as runner-up in the 200 freestyle (1:47.04) … member of BIG EAST champion relays in the 400 medley relay and the 400 yard free relay, while helping to secure second place in the 200 free relay and third in the 800 free relay … set a career-best in the 50 free (23.17) at the Ohio State Invitational … took first place in the 200 back in dual meet action against perennial power Auburn … won gold in the 200 free against league rival Louisville … swam the 100 and 200 back and the 100 free at the U.S. Olympic Trials … finished 20th in the 200 back, 25th in the 100 back and 108th in the 100 free at the long course meet … turned in strong effort at U.S. Open in August 2012, finishing seventh in the 200 back and 12th in the 100 back at the long course meet … was a 2011-12 Rosenthal Leadership Academy participant … earned a monogram.
AS A FRESHMAN:Specialized in the 100 and 200 freestyle and the 50, 100 and 200 backstroke … won BIG EAST titles in the 400 medley and free relays and the 100 and 200 free … also earned All-BIG EAST in the 200 free relay and the 200 back … won 100 free in a NCAA B-cut time of 49.73 … swam final leg in 400 medley relay as team finished in season-best and new BIG EAST meet record time of 3:35.89 … also swam final leg in the 400 free relay to help propel the Irish to the title … was the second leg in the 200 free relay as the Irish swam a season-best 1:31.98 to finish second … placed third in the 200 back in season-best 1:56.00 … also set season bests in the 100 (49.73) and 200 free (1:46.88) events … competed in the 800 free relay at the BIG EAST Championships, swimming the second leg as the Irish swam a season-best 7:19.79 to finish fourth … won the 200 free (1:52.30) in a dual meet versus Utah … won the 100 free (51.47) in a dual meet versus Ball State … tied for third in the 100 backstroke (57.42) in a meet against LSU and Auburn … finished second in the 200 freestyle (1:55.16) in a dual meet versus Michigan State … claimed third in the 100 back (57.60) in a dual meet versus Purdue … claimed second in the C-final of the 100 back (55.10) at the U.S. Short Course Nationals … finished second in the 50 free (23.94) in a dual meet versus Ball State … earned a monogram.
THE RYAN FILE:Prepped at Fenwick High School (Ill.) … enrolled in the College of Arts & Letters as a pre-professional studies and Spanish major … named to Notre Dame[apos]s Dean[apos]s List two times through junior year.
Ryan[apos]s Career Bests
|50 Free||23.17||(Ohio State, 2011)|
|100 Free||49.38||(BIG EAST, 2012)|
|200 Free||1:46.88||(BIG EAST, 2011)|
|100 Back||53.32||(BIG EAST,2011)|
|200 Back||1:53.57||(NCAAs, 2013)|