Ashleigh Ferguson
Ashleigh  Ferguson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Rockville, Md.

High School:
Academy of the Holy Cross

Event:
Backstroke



AWARDS/HONORS
  • 2016 SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll
  • 2015 SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll
  • 2014 SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll
  • 2013 SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll


IN THE RECORD BOOK
  • 1st -- 200 Backstroke
  • 1st, 3rd, 10th -- 400 Medley Relay
  • 2nd -- 100 Backstroke
  • 4th -- 200 Medley Relay
  • 6th -- 500 Freestyle
  • 6th -- 800 Freestyle Relay

  • 2016 (SENIOR)
  • Finished 22nd in the 200 backstroke (1:57.64) at the SEC Championships after setting a school record (1:56.83) in prelims
  • Had her best SEC Championships finish in the 100 backstroke (54.41), a 20th-place result, and also finished 28th in the 500 freestyle (4:47.84)
  • Earned an individual victory in the 100 backstroke (57.51) at the ECU Tri-Meet
  • Earned a pair of top-10 finishes at the Georgia Tech Invitational, finishing 10th in both the 500 freestyle (4:57.01) and the 200 backstroke (2:03.74)
  • Came away with four podium finishes on the season to go with 13 top-fives

  • 2015 (JUNIOR)
  • Took the pool in four events at the SEC Championships, earning second swims in two events
  • Placed 24th in the 100 back (54.68) and also came in 24th in the 200 back (1:58.87)
  • Part of the 400 medley relay team that placed 11th with a time of 3:39.48
  • Placed 40th in the 500 free at the SEC Championships in a swim of 4:54.44
  • Posted seven top-five finishes and a pair of podiums in the 100 back
  • Garnered six top-five finishes in the 200 back, including a second place result in the tri-meet against Queens and Wingate with a swim of 2:01.13

  • 2014 (SOPHOMORE)
  • Competed in every meet
  • Swam the 500 freestyle, 100 and 200 backstroke at the SEC Championships, posting season bests in each event
  • Finished 34th at 56.10 in the 100 back, 46th at 2:02.20 in the 200 back and 43rd at 4:55.28 in the 500 free
  • Won the 500 free (5:08.10) at College of Charleston and the 100 back (57.22) against Duke
  • Was second in the 100 back (57.32) versus LSU
  • Named to SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll

  • 2013 (FRESHMAN)
  • Saw action in all regular-season meets and at the SEC Championships
  • Just missed scoring at the SEC Championships in the 1,650 freestyle with a 28th-place finish in 17:22.15, which was the fourth fastest time on the team
  • Also swam 100 backstroke (38th, 56.04) and 200 backstroke (36th, 2:01.00) at the SEC Championships
  • Time of 56.04 in the 100 backstroke at the SEC Championships ranks fourth all-time at South Carolina
  • Swam the ninth fastest time in school history in the 200 backstroke (2:01.00) at the SEC Championships
  • Ranked in the top five times on the team in the 200 freestyle (fourth, 1:53.29), 1,650 freestyle (fourth, 17:22.15), 100 backstroke (second, 56.04) and 200 backstroke (third, 2:01.00)
  • Best finish of the season was a fourth-place showing in the 200 freestyle against Duke
  • Part of one relay win in the 200 medley relay
  • Named to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

  • PRE-COLLEGE
  • Graduated from Academy of the Holy Cross
  • Lettered all four years for head coach Kit Matthews
  • Named team captain and MVP
  • School record holder in the 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle, 100 backstroke, 200 medley relay and 400 medley relay
  • Swam for the Rockville Montgomery Swim Club for coaches Jim Williams and Dave Green
  • Named national team captain
  • Set age group records in relay and individual events
  • Academically, named to the Principal's List all four years

  • PERSONAL
  • Full name is Ashleigh Elizabeth Ferguson
  • Born April 2, 1994
  • Parents are Ian and Lindsey Ferguson
  • Has one sister, Samantha
  • Chose South Carolina because of its campus and the team
  • Ferguson's Top Times
    Event Time Date Meet Location
    50 Freestyle 24.72 11/15/12 Virginia Tech Invitational Christiansburg, Va.
    100 Freestyle 51.52t 2/20/15 SEC Championships Auburn, Ala.
    200 Freestyle 1:49.435t 2/19/16 SEC Championships Columbia, Mo.
    500 Freestyle 4:47.83p 2/17/16 SEC Championships Columbia, Mo.
    1000 Freestyle 10:31.33 1/11/14 Duke Columbia, S.C.
    1650 Freestyle 17:21.20 11/23/13 Virginia Tech Invitational Blacksburg, Va.
    100 Backstroke 54.37p 2/19/16 SEC Championships Columbia, Mo.
    200 Backstroke 1:56.83!p 2/20/16 SEC Championships Columbia, Mo.

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