UND Roster

2011-12 Swimming and Diving Roster

Ryan Belecanech

Free/Breast


Height 6'1''
Weight 185 lbs.
Class Senior
Hometown Moorestown, NJ
High School St. Joseph's
Bio

AS A SENIOR (2011-12): Compete primarily in the 1,000 free during his senior campaign … finished in sixth in the 1,000 free at Pittsburgh … member of the 400 free relay team at Louisville … logged a fourth-place finish in the 400 IM exhibition at Louisville … swam a then career-best 4:10.90 in the 400 IM preliminary round at the Hawkeye Invitational … third leg of the 800 free relay team at the Hawkeye Invitational … participated in the 1,000 free against Northwestern … fourth-place finisher (4:33.62) in the 500 free at the Shamrock Invitational … logged a personal-best 4:08.37 in the 400 IM at the Shamrock Invitational … posted a 2:07.62 in the 200 breast at the Shamrock Invitational.

AS A JUNIOR (2010-11): Swam to a personal-best time of 2:05.06 in the preliminary session of the 200 breast as an exhibition swimmer at the BIG EAST Championships … also swam to season-best times in the 500 free (4:31.90) and 1,650 free (16:05.53) at the league meet as an exhibition swimmer … swam to a top season time in the 1,000 free (10:00.52) against Pittsburgh.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2009-10): A long distance freestyler as well as a breaststroker for the Irish … claimed a sixth-place finish in the 1650 free (15:41.09) and an 14th-place finish in the 200 breast (2:06.18) … both were season best times … swam top times for the season in the 500 free (4:35.10) and the 100 breast (59.09) at the Ohio State Invitational … finished in 9:43.52 in the 1000 free for the top time on the season … amassed five top three finishes over the course of the regular season which included two in the 500 free and three in the 1000 free.

AS A FRESHMAN: Burst into the BIG EAST Championships point standings with a third-place finish in the 1,650 free (15:34.85) to earn his first all- league citation … that time was nearly 20 seconds better than his previous best recorded during the fall at the Ohio State Invitational … also swam the 200 free (1:42.46) and 500 free (4:30.85) at the league meet.

THE BELECANECH FILE: Earned three letters in swimming at St. Joseph[apos]s (Pa.) … first-team all- Philadelphia Catholic League in the 500 free and 100 breast in 2007 … second-team all-Philadelphia Catholic League one year prior in the 100 breast … Scholastic All-American … two-time Burlington County Champion in the 100 breast … swam for the Jersey Wahoos on the club scene … best long course marks included: 800 free (8:24.40), 1,500 free (16:14.42), 200 breast (2:28.09), 400 free (4:07.29) and 400 IM (4:46.99) … very involved in Campus Ministry at his high school … member of prep crew team for one season … holds club record in 400 medley relay … placed fifth in the 800 free relay at Junior Nationals … member of National Honor Society … son of Diane and George Belecanech … born April 21, 1990, in Bilox, Miss. … oldest of four children … enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters as a pre-professional studies major.

Belecanech[apos]s Career Bests

Event Time Meet
200 Free 1:42.46 BIG EAST (2009)
500 Free 4:30.86 BIG EAST (2009)
1,000 Free 9:26.36 BIG EAST (2009)
1,650 Free 15:34.85 BIG EAST (2009)
100 Breast 59.09 Ohio State Invite (2009)
200 Breast 2:05.06 BIG EAST (2011)