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Ryan Connolly
Ryan Connolly

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Zionsville, Ind.

High School:
Zionsville Community HS

Event:
Breaststroke/IM

04/25/2012

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

02/18/2012

Rutqvist Wins Silver in 200 Breaststroke to Wrap Up SEC Championships

Gamecocks finish eighth in both championships

02/18/2012

Seven Gamecocks Reach Day Four Finals at SEC Championships

Rutqvist, Jonsson advance to championship finals

02/17/2012

Gamecocks Send Seven to Friday's Finals at SEC Championships

Carolina posts five NCAA provisional times

01/26/2012

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.

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