Ryutaro Kamiya
Ryutaro Kamiya

Class:
Graduated

Hometown:
Tokyo, Japan

High School:
St. Mary's International

Event:
Backstroke


At Michigan ... Three-time Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2012-14) ... Three-time Academic All-Big Ten (2012-14) ... CSCAA Scholar All-America (2013) ... Four-time U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award (2011-14) ... University Honors (Winter 2011, Winter 2012, Winter 2013).

Senior (2013-14) ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar ... Academic All-Big Ten ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement ... Championships Meets ... Took 23rd in the 200-yard backstroke (1:42.43) and 35th in the 400-yard IM (3:49.55) at the NCAA Championships (March 27-29) ... Finished fifth in the 200-yard backstroke (1:42.17) and 10th in the 500-yard freestyle (4:19.12) at the Big Ten Championships (Feb. 26-March 1) ... Regular Season ... Won a pair of races at Northwestern (Jan. 11) ... Swam two races at Purdue (Jan. 10) ... Took part in four events at AT&T Winter Nationals (Dec. 5-7), scoring three top-10 finishes, including an 11th-place finish in the 400-yard IM (3:51.81), a 12th-place finish in the 200-yard backstroke (1:43.80) and an 18th-place finish in the 500-yard freestyle (4:23.26) ... swam two events at the Univ. of Michigan Open (Nov. 22-24), including a ninth-place finish in the 400-yard IM ... took third in the 200-yard backstroke (1:46.80) and eighth in the 100-yard backstroke (50.40) against Indiana and Texas (Oct. 25) ... swam in four events against Notre Dame and Auburn (Oct. 12): second in the 200-yard backstroke (1:46.74), fourth in the 200-yard freestyle (1:40.06), sixth in the 200-yard IM (1:52.52) and seventh in the 100-yard backstroke (51.23) ... won the 200-yard backstroke (1:48.19), finished fourth in the 200-yard freestyle (1:40.06) and swam in two other events vs. Iowa (Sept. 27).

Junior (2012-13) ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar ... Academic All-Big Ten ... CSCAA Scholar All-America ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement ...Championships Meets ... Took 19th in the 200-yard backstroke (1:42.47) at the NCAA Championships (March 28-30) ... Finished eighth in the 200-yard backstroke (1:44.00) and the 400-yard IM (3:51.32) and 17th in the 500-yard freestyle (4:23.40) at the Big Ten Championships (Feb. 27-March 2) ...Regular Season ... Finished fourth in both the 100-yard backstroke and 500-yard freestyle at Michigan State (Feb. 9) ... swam five events vs. Ohio State (Feb. 1-2) ... won the 200-yard backstroke vs. Purdue (Jan. 12) ... scored three top-10 finishes at the Hawkeye Invitational (Nov. 30-Dec. 2), including third in the 200-yard backstroke, and eighth in both the 100-yard backstroke and 500-yard freestyle ... swam three races at Texas/Indiana (Oct. 26) ...won the 200-yard backstroke and swam two other events vs. Minnesota (Oct. 5) ... swam four events against Wisconsin (Sept. 29).

Sophomore (2011-12) ...Big Ten Distinguished Scholar ...Academic All-Big Ten ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award ... Championships Meets ... Posted career bests in the 200-yard freestyle (1:36.87) and the 500-yard freestyle (4:24.60), good for 21st, at the Big Ten Championships (Feb. 22-25) ... Regular Season ... Posted career best times in the 50-yard backstroke (25.02) and 400-yard individual medley (4:06.39) against Michigan State (Feb. 4).

Freshman (2010-11) ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award ... Championships Meets ... Placed 10th in the 200-yard backstroke (1:45.62 final, 1:45.35), 20th in the 200-yard freestyle (1:37.71) and 23rd in the 500-yard freestyle (4:24.85) at the Big Ten Championships (Feb. 23-26) ... Regular Season ... Posted a career best 500-yard freestyle (4:41.74) at No. 14 Indiana (Jan. 8) ... Swam a career best 200-yard freestyle (1:39.67) and 200-yard backstroke (1:46.65) at the USA Swimming Short Course Nationals (Dec. 3-5) ... Swam career best 100-yard butterfly (51.86) vs. Indiana/Texas (Nov. 5).

Prep ... St. Mary's International School (2010).

Personal ... Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts ... Birthday is September 5, 1991.

Top Times

Event

Time

Date

200-yard Freestyle

1:36.87

2/22/2012

100-yard Freestyle

44.64

12/2/2011

50-yard Freestyle

19.72

12/2/2011

500-yard Freestyle

4:19.12

2/27/2014

100-yard Butterfly

47.63

2/22/2012

100-yard Backstroke

49.37

12/1/2012

200-yard Backstroke

1:42.17

3/1/2014

200-yard Individual Medley

1:51.21

11/22/2013

400-yard Individual Medley

3:44.11

2/28/2014