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Ryan Connolly
Ryan  Connolly


Zionsville, Ind.

High School:
Zionsville Community HS



Gamecocks Tie for Top Honors on SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll

South Carolina places 48 on the league's honor roll, tying Alabama and Florida for the most


Rutqvist Wins Silver in 200 Breaststroke to Wrap Up SEC Championships

Gamecocks finish eighth in both championships


Seven Gamecocks Reach Day Four Finals at SEC Championships

Rutqvist, Jonsson advance to championship finals


Gamecocks Send Seven to Friday's Finals at SEC Championships

Carolina posts five NCAA provisional times


Gamecock Swimming & Diving Hosts ECU, Vanderbilt to Wrap Up Regular Season

Senior Day ceremony to take place prior to Saturday's meet

2011-12 - Team captain...Made first career consolation final at the SEC Championships in the 200 breaststroke...Finished 16th overall with a personal record 2:01.42, which was the team's best time of the season...Narrowly missed making the consolation final in the 400 IM, claiming 17th in the prelims with a personal record of 3:56.38...Swam a career best time of 9:54.34 in the 1,000 freestyle against Georgia Tech...Also swam in the 200 backstroke...Named to the SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll.

2010-11 - Team captain...Continues to improve as a breaststroker...Recorded second-best 400 IM time on team with 3:56.39 at SEC Championships...Had fifth-best 200 IM time (1:51.88)...Both were career-bests...Has team's third-best time in 200 breast (2:06.84); time came in meet against Missouri...Posted career-best 100 breast time (58.41) in win over Clemson; team's fourth-best this year...Also owns the team's third-best time in 200 back (1:49.94) which came at Nike Cup.

2009-10 - Competed at SEC Championships in 200 IM, 400 IM and 200 breast... Set personal records in all three events... Swam a career-best 2:05.75 in the 200 breast at SEC Championships; fifth-best on the team this year... Also set a personal-best in the 400 IM with a 3:59.03 at the Georgia Last Chance meet... Time of 1:53.44 was a PR in the 200 IM at SEC Championships... Competed in every meet... Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2008-09 - Competed in every meet for the Gamecocks during the season...Third-fastest time on the team in the 200 breast (2:07.71)...turned in an eighth-place finish at in the 400 IM at the Gamecock Invitational...Swam in an exhibition role in three events at the SEC Championships.

PRE-COLLEGE - Graduated from Zionsville Community High School...Was sixth at the IHSAA state meet...Holds the school and sectional record in his event...Four-year county winner...Named an All-American...Team finished in the Top 10 in the state of Indiana two years in a row...Helped his team to two straight sectional championships...Member of Zionsville Swim Club.

PERSONAL - Full name is Ryan Patrick Connolly...Born Dec. 20, 1989...Parents are Pat and Shannon Connolly.

Connolly's Top Times
Event Time Date Meet Location
100 breaststroke 58.41 10/29/10 Clemson Columbia, S.C.
200 breaststroke 2:01.42 2/18/12 SEC Championships Knoxville, Tenn.
200 IM 1:51.88 2/17/11 SEC Championships Gainesville, Fla.
400 IM 3:56.38 2/17/12 SEC Championships Knoxville, Tenn.

Ryan Connolly

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