Ashleigh Ferguson
Ashleigh  Ferguson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Rockville, Md.

High School:
Academy of the Holy Cross

Event:
Backstroke



JUNIOR 2014-15
  • 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 (1/23) with a swim of 2:01.13

  • SOPHOMORE 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 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

  • FRESHMAN 2012-13
  • 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 1:50.35t 2/19/15 SEC Championships Auburn, Ala.
    500 Freestyle 4:53.50p 11/20/14 Virginia Tech Invite Blacksburg, Va.
    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 54.55 2/20/15 SEC Championships Auburn, Ala.
    200 Backstroke 1:57.30p 2/21/15 SEC Championships Auburn, Ala.

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