James Ridgeway
James Ridgeway

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Chicago, Ill.

High School:
Saint Patrick

Event:
Breaststroke/Backstroke


At Michigan ... 2011 Honorable Mention All-American (200-yard medley relay) ... 2011 All-Big Ten first team ... 2011 Big Ten champion (200-yard Medley Relay) ... 2010 Honorable Mention All-American (200-yard medley relay) ... 2010 All-Big Ten first team (200-yard medley relay) ... 2010 Big Ten champion (200-yard medley relay) ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award (2011).

Senior (2010-11) ... All-Big Ten first team ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award ... Championships Meets ... Placed 31st in the 100-yard breaststroke (54.43) and 39th in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:01.89) and swam on the 13th-place 200-yard medley relay at the NCAA Championships (March 24-26) ... won the 200-yard Medley Relay and placed 10th in the 100-yard breaststroke (54.03), 11th in the 200-yard breaststroke (1:59.92 final, 1:57.85 prelim) and 21st in the 200-yard individual medley (1:48.94) at the Big Ten Championships (Feb. 23-26) ... Regular Season ... Recorded a career best 200-yard backstroke (1:48.29) at the SMU Classic (Jan. 14-15) ... set a new career best in the 100-yard backstroke (50.24) leading off a medley relay and swam a season best 200-yard breaststroke (2:02.97) at the USA Swimming Short Course Nationals (Dec. 2-4) ... Posted a personal best in the 100-yard butterfly (51.67) and regular season bests in the 100-yard breaststroke (55.82) and 200-yard individual medley (1:52.89) at the USA Swimming Minnesota Grand Prix (Nov. 12-14).

Junior (2009-10) ... All-Big Ten first team ... Championship Meets ... Member of 11th-place 200-yard medley relay team (1:26.76 finals, 1:26.29 prelims) at NCAA Championships (March 27) ... Finished 33rd in the 100-yard breaststroke (54.99) and 37th in the 200-yard breaststroke (1:59.96) at NCAAs (March 27-28) ... Member of Big Ten champion 200-yard medley relay team (1:25.72) while finishing eighth in the 100-yard breaststroke (54.46 finals, 54.35 prelims) and 11th in the 200-yard breaststroke (1:59.46) at the Big Ten Championships (Feb. 24-27) ... Regular Season ... Won the 100-yard breaststroke (56.86) against Michigan State (Feb. 6) ... Placed sixth in the 100-meter backstroke (1:00.42) at the Long Course Invitational (Dec. 6) ... Finished runner-up in the 50-yard breaststroke (25.55), fourth in the 200-yard individual medley (1:52.93) and sixth in the 100-yard backstroke (51.53) at the TYR Invitational (Nov. 20-22) ... Part of runner-up 400-yard medley relay (3:23.78), third-place 200-yard medley relay (1:31.62) and fourth-place 800-yard freestyle relay (6:52.66) teams at the TYR ... Won the 100-yard breaststroke (57.19) against Oakland.

Sophomore (2008-09) ... Championship Meets ... Swam as part of the second-place 200-yard medley relay (1:25.24) and also finished 13th in the 100-yard breaststroke (54.99, 54.50 prelims) at the Big Ten Championships (Feb. 27) ... Regular Season ... Finished third in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:04.43) at Michigan State (Feb. 8) ... Took fourth in the 200-yard individual medley (1:51.30) at Ohio State (Jan. 31) ... Was a member of the 200-yard winning medley relay at Indiana (Jan.10), posting an NCAA `B' time of 1:27.03 ... Member of U-M's winning 200-meter medley relay at the Orange Bowl Classic (1:42.0) and also finished second in the 50-meter (30.33) and 100-meter breaststroke (1:06.13) (Jan.3) ... Member of third-place 200-yard medley relay (1:27.90) and finished 24th in the 100-yard breaststroke (56.20) at USA Swimming Short Course Nationals (Dec. 5) ... Member of the eighth-place 400-yard medley relay (3:15.34) at USA Swimming Short Course Nationals (Dec. 4) ... Member of the third-place 200-yard medley relay (1:31.32), fourth-place 400-yard medley relay (3:22.73) and fifth-place 200-yard freestyle relay (1:24.50) against Texas and Indiana (Oct. 31) ... Finished fifth in the 100-yard breaststroke (58.12) and the 200-yard breaststroke (2:09.83) against Florida (Oct. 17).

Freshman (2007-08) ... Regular Season ... Finished fifth (51.09) in the 100-yard backstroke against Indiana (Jan. 12) ... Placed fourth (51.47) in the 100-yard backstroke against Northwestern and Wisconsin (Nov. 17) ... Finished seventh (1:08.99) in the 100-meter breaststroke against Florida (Oct. 20) ... Made his collegiate debut and finished fourth (58.89) in the 100-yard breaststroke against Eastern Michigan (Oct. 12).

National/International ... Competed in the 2008 U.S. Open and was a member of Club Wolverine's third-place 4x100-meter medley relay (3:42.98), also swam in the 100-meter breaststroke (23rd, 1:05.20, 1:04.60 prelims) and the 200-meter individual medley (50th, 2:09.90).

Prep... Saint Patrick (2007) ... National Honor Society ... Four-year Honor Roll student ... French National Honor Society ... Named all-state and All-American as a senior ... Two-time state champion in the 100-yard breaststroke ... Named team captain (2007).

Personal ... Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, majoring in American culture ... Birthday is October 5, 1988.

Top Times

Event Time Date
100-yard Butterfly 51.67 11/12/2010
100-yard Backstroke 50.24r 12/2/2010
200-yard Backstroke 1:48.29 1/15/2011
100-yard Breaststroke 54.03 2/25/2011
200-yard Breaststroke 1:57.85 2/26/2011
200-yard Individual Medley 1:47.58 3/26/2010
r - denotes achieved on a relay

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