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.