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Jonathan Boland
Jonathan  Boland

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Columbia, S.C.

High School:
Spring Valley HS

Height:
6-3

Event:
Butterfly/Backstroke

06/08/2017

Boland Chosen to CoSIDA Academic All-America Division I At-Large Third Team

05/16/2016

Gamecocks Race Strong in Charlotte, Atlanta

Two new Gamecocks earn US Olympic Trials cuts

02/28/2016

Two Gamecocks Swim Season Bests on Sunday

Carolina swimmers take part in Bulldog Last Chance Invitational

02/28/2016

Worrell Sets New Gamecock Record at Last Chance Invitational

Sophomore tops her 500 free record in last official swim before NCAA Championships

02/21/2016

Mahmoud Wins SEC Championship on Final Day of Conference Meet

Sophomore captures 1,650-yard freestyle for Carolina's first men's title in 15 years

02/19/2015

2015 SEC Championships

2015 SEC Championships


AWARDS/HONORS


  • 2016-17 University of South Carolina Men's Scholar-Athlete of the Year
  • SEC H. Boyd McWhorter Scholar-Athlete Post-Graduate Scholarship nominee
  • 2017 COSIDA Academic All-District Team
  • 2015, 2016, 2017 CSCAA Scholar All-American
  • 2015, 2016, 2017 SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll
  • 2014 SEC First Year Academic Honor Roll

IN THE RECORD BOOK


    • 1st -- 100 backstroke
    • 1st -- 100 butterfly
    • 4th -- 100 freestyle
    • 7th -- 200 backstroke
    • 1st -- 200 freestyle relay
    • 1st, 3rd, 4th, 10th -- 200 medley relay
    • 1st, 4th, 5th, 9th -- 400 medley relay
    • 3rd, 8th, 9th, -- 400 freestyle relay

2017 (SENIOR)


      • Swam in five events as a senior (50 freestyle, 100 freestyle, 200 freestyle, 100 butterfly, 100 backstroke)
      • Set South Carolina's school record in the 100 backstroke (46.79) and 100 butterfly (46.33)
      • Earned three second swims and three top-15 finishes at the SEC Championships: 12th in the 100 backstroke (46.79), 14th in the 100 butterfly (46.82) and 15th in the 100 freestyle (43.84)
      • Recorded 12 top-five finishes throughout the regular season, with six being second place finishes
      • Won the 100 backstroke in the dual meet with Tennessee (49.64)

2016 (JUNIOR)


  • Set South Carolina's school record and finished 11th in the 100 backstroke at the SEC Championships (47.05)
  • Also finished 22nd at the conference meet in the 100 butterfly (47.75) and 34th in the 50 freestyle (20.50)
  • Came up with a pair of event victories at the SC Quad Meet, winning the 50 free (20.77) and the 100 free (45.44)
  • Won the 100 butterfly at the ECU Tri-Meet (49.91)
  • Swam Well against a strong field at the Georgia Tech Invite, placing fourth in the 100 backstroke (48.06) and sixth in the 50 free (20.40)
  • Ended the season with 11 top-five finishes

2015 (SOPHOMORE)


  • Primarily competed in the 100 and 200 backstroke and 100 butterfly
  • Finished 20th in the 100 backstroke (48.31) at the SEC Championships, he recorded a personal record of 48.26 that he recorded in the preliminary
  • Finished 28th in the 200 backstroke and 32nd in the 100 butterfly
  • Placed fourth with a personal record of 1:45.72 in the 200 backstroke at the Virginia Tech Invitational, also placed third in the 100 backstroke, 5th in the 100 butterfly and 12th in the 50 freestyle
  • Tallied 11 top-three finishes
  • Opened the season with wins the 100 backstroke (49.97) and 100 butterfly (50.59) at Kentucky

2014 (FRESHMAN)


  • A key contributor in the in the backstroke for the Gamecocks
  • Recorded the team's top performance in the 200 backstroke with a NCAA `B'cut time of 1:45.89 as he just missed qualifying for the finals at the SEC Championships, finishing 26th 
  • Finished in the top three a combined 11 teams in the 100 and 200 backstroke
  • Best time in the 100 backstroke came at the SEC Championships at 49.06, finishing 35th
  • Placed fifth in the 100 butterfly at the Virginia Tech Invitational with his top showing of the season in the event at 48.84
  • Also swam the 200 IM and 400 IM

PRE COLLEGE


  • Graduated from Spring Valley High School
  • Won the 2012 South Carolina High School State Championship in the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke
  • Two-time All-American
  • Member of Palmetto Aquatics

PERSONAL


  • Full name is Jonathan Patrick Boland
  • Born May 5, 1995
  • Parents are Joseph and Janet Boland
  • Father played basketball at the University of Northern Colorado
  • Has one sister, Katie
  • Grandfather, Joseph F. Boland played football at George Washington University and was drafted by the Washington Redskins

Boland's Top Times
Event Time Date Meet Location
50 Freestyle 20.31 11/19-21/15 Georgia Tech Invitational Atlanta, Ga.
100 Freestyle 43.67p 2/18/17 SEC Championships Knoxville, Tenn.
200 Freestyle 1:39.11# 11/21/14 Virginia Tech Invitational Christiansburg, Va.
100 Backstroke 46.79 2/17/17 SEC Championships Knoxville, Tenn.
200 Backstroke 1:45.72 2/20/15 SEC Championships Auburn, Ala.
100 Butterfly 46.33s 2/16/17 SEC Championships Knoxville, Tenn.
200 IM 1:51.53p 11/21/13 Virginia Tech Invitational Blacksburg, Va.
400 IM 4:15.18^ 10/12/13 College of Charleston Charleston, S.C.

! = School Record

p = Prelims

t = Time Trial

# = Leadoff Split/Split

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