Ashleigh Ferguson
Ashleigh Ferguson

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Rockville, Md.

High School:
Academy of the Holy Cross

Event:
Backstroke


04/25/2014

South Carolina Boasts 70 Student-Athletes on SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll

Gamecocks rank second behind only Georgia

07/15/2013

South Carolina Leads 2012-13 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

Sixth-straight year the Gamecocks have posted the most freshman on the list

02/23/2013

Four Gamecocks Advance To Saturday's SEC Championships Finals

Rutqvist makes third straight 200 breaststroke championship final

02/23/2013

Gamecocks Close Out Strong Week At SEC Championships

Carolina wins two medals, sets six school records on the week

02/22/2013

Gamecocks Send Nine To Friday's SEC Championships Finals

Flach, Warner to race for SEC titles

2013-14 - 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 400 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 ... Recorded five finishes in the three ... Named to SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll.

2012-13 - Swam the freestyle and backstroke events...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...Undecided on a major.

Ferguson's Top Times
Event Time Date Meet Location
50 freestyle 24.72 11/15/12 Virginia Tech Invitational Christiansburg, Va.
100 freestyle 53.55^ 10/12/13 College of Charleston Charleston, S.C.
200 freestyle 1:53.29 11/16/12 Virginia Tech Invitational Christiansburg, Va.
400 freestyle 5:08.10^ 10/12/13 College of Charleston Charleston, S.C.
500 freestyle 4:55.28 1/24/14 Queens/Wingate Columbia, S.C.
1650 freestyle 17:21.20 11/23/13 Virginia Tech Invitational Christiansburg, Va.
100 backstroke 56.04 2/22/13 SEC Championships College Station, Texas
200 backstroke 2:01.00 2/23/13 SEC Championships College Station, Texas
^ = converted from meters