PJ Ransford
PJ  Ransford

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Pittsford, N.Y.

High School:
Pittsford Mendon

Event:
Distance


09/09/2016

Ransford, Three Alums Named to U.S. Swimming National Team

Ransford, Three Alums Named to U.S. Men's Swimming National Team

06/09/2016

Three Wolverines on Academic All-America At-Large Teams

Three Wolverines on Academic All-America At-Large Teams

05/12/2016

Four Student-Athletes Receive Academic All-District Recognition

Four Student-Athletes Receive Academic All-District Recognition

01/28/2016

Blue Connect: Wolverines Find Mentorship Through Alumni Connections

Men's Swimming & Diving Finds Mentorship Via Alumni Connections

09/02/2015

Ransford, Four Former Swimmers Named to 2015-16 U.S. National Team

Ransford, Four Former Swimmers Named to 2015-16 U.S. National Team

At Michigan
• NCAA All-American (2015: 1,650-yard Freestyle)
• Two-time NCAA All-American Honorable Mention (2016: 500-yard Freestyle, 1,650-yard Freestyle)
• Big Ten champion (2016: 1,650-yard Freestyle)
• Two-time All-Big Ten (2016: First Team; 2015: Second Team)
• CoSIDA Academic All-America At-Large (2016: Second Team)
• CSCAA Scholar All-American (2015-16)
• Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2016)
• Two-time U-M Athletic Academic Achievement (2015-16)
• Academic All-Big Ten (2016)

2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials
• 5th in the 1,500-meter Freestyle (15:12.54)
• 16th in the 400-meter Freestyle (3:53.60)

Sophomore (2015-16)
• Two-time NCAA All-American Honorable Mention (500-yard Freestyle, 1,650-yard Freestyle)
• Big Ten champion (1,650-yard Freestyle)
• All-Big Ten (First Team)
• CoSIDA Academic All-America At-Large (Second Team)
• CSCAA Scholar All-American
• Big Ten Distinguished Scholar
• Academic All-Big Ten
• U-M Athletic Academic Achievement
• NCAA Championships (March 23-26): Finished 10th in 500-yard Freestyle (4:14.62) and 13th in 1,650-yard Freestyle (14:51.51).
• Big Ten Championships (Feb. 24-27): Won the 1,650-yard Freestyle (14:36.61), finished 3rd in the 500-yard Freestyle (4:15.54) and 16th in the 400-yard IM (3:51.21).
• Finished runner-up in the 1,500-meter Freestyle (15:48.46), 10th in the 400-meter Freestyle (3:53.92) and 31st in the 400-meter IM (4:37.98) at AT&T Winter Nationals (Dec. 3-5).
• Penn State/Virginia (Oct. 31-Nov. 1): Won the 1,000-yard Freestyle (9:06.92).
• MSU Outdoor Invitational (Oct. 2): Won the 1,000-meter Freestyle (8:26.75).

Freshman (2014-15)
• NCAA All-American (1,650-yard Freestyle)
• All-Big Ten (Second Team)
• CSCAA Scholar All-American
• U-M Athletic Academic Achievement
• NCAA Championships (March 26-28): Finished 2nd in the 1,650-yard Freestyle (14:34.36) and 27th in the 500-yard Freestyle (4:18.67).
• Big Ten Championships (Feb. 25-28): Finished 2nd in the 1,650-yard Freestyle (14:49.63), 5th in the 500-yard Freestyle (4:17.15) and 20th in the 400-yard IM (3:51.65).
• Broke 31-year old U.S. Boys 17-18 National Age Group (NAG) record in the 1,650-yard Freestyle at the NCAA Championships.

Prep
• High School: Pittsford Mendon (2014)
• Four-time New York state champion.
• 2014 All-Greater Rochester Swimmer of the Year.
• 11-time Section V champion (six individual, five relay).

Club/International
• Club: PACK Swim Team of Pittsford (2004-14)
• 2016-17 U.S. National Team
• 2014 Youth Olympic Games (Nanjing, China)
• Won the 1,650-yard Freestyle at the 2014 NCSA Junior National Championships.

Personal
• Full Name: Patrick James Ransford
• Birthday: Sept. 8, 1996
• Enrolled in the College of Engineering
• Major: Undeclared
• Father, Michael, attended the University of Michigan.

Career Bests

Event Time Date
100-yard Freestyle 47.59 1/16/16
200-yard Freestyle 1:39.50 12/6/16
500-yard Freestyle 4:14.62 3/24/16
1,650-yard Freestyle 14:34.36 3/28/15
200-yard Butterfly 1:52.56 2/6/16
400-yard IM 3:49.08 2/26/16

 



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