Sean Ryan
Sean Ryan

Class:
Graduated

Hometown:
Hixson, Tenn.

High School:
McCallie School

Event:
Distance


At Michigan ... Five-time NCAA All-American (2013: 1,650-yard freestyle; 2012: 1,650-yard freestyle, 500-yard freestyle; 2011: 1,650-yard freestyle, 500-yard freestyle) ... Three-time NCAA All-America Honorable Mention (2014: 500-yard freestyle, 1,650-yard freestyle; 2013: 500-yard freestyle) ... Three-time Big Ten champion (2011: 500-yard freestyle, 1,650-yard freestyle, 200-yard medley relay) ... Three-time All-Big Ten selection (2011-13) ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2014) ... Two-time Academic All-Big Ten (2013-14) ... Two-time U-M Athletic Academic Achievement (2013-14) ...

Senior (2013-14) ... U.S. National Team ... Two-time NCAA All-America Honorable Mention (500-yard freestyle, 1,650-yard freestyle) ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar ... Academic All-Big Ten ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement ... Dean's List (Winter 2012) ... University Honors (Winter 2012) ... Championships Meets ... Took 10th in the 1,650-yard freestyle (14:50.61) and 15th in the 500-yard freestyle (4:17.08) at the NCAA Championships (March 27-29) ... Took fifth in the 500-yard freestyle (4:17.78) and 1,650-yard freestyle (14:58.27) and 20th in the 200-yard freestyle (1:36.84) at the Big Ten Championships (Feb. 26-March 1) ... Regular Season ... Swam three events at AT&T Winter Nationals (Dec. 5-7), his highest finish coming in the 1,650-yard freestyle (17th, 15:24.34) ... took third in the 1,000-yard freestyle (9:16.91) and fifth in the 500-yard freestyle (4:28.97) against Indiana and Texas (Oct. 25) ... finished second in the 500-yard freestyle (4:31.42) and third in the 1,000-yard freestyle (9:14.22) against Notre Dame and Auburn (Oct. 12) ... took third in the 1,000-yard freestyle (9:26.69) vs. Iowa (Sept. 27).

Junior (2012-13) ... U.S. National Team ... NCAA All-American ... NCAA All-America Honorable Mention ... All-Big Ten ... Academic All-Big Ten ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement ...Championships Meets ... Finished fourth in the 1,650-yard freestyle (14:46.29) and took 15th in the 500-yard freestyle (4:18.09) at the NCAA Championships (March 28-30) ...Took second in the 1,650-yard freestyle (14:50.75), sixth in the 500-yard freestyle (4:17.48) and 20th in the 200-yard freestyle (1:37.65) at the Big Ten Championships (Feb. 27-March 2) ...Regular Season ... Swam three races at Michigan State (Feb. 9) ... finished third in the 1,000-yard freestyle and swam the 500-yard freestyle vs. Ohio State (Feb. 1-2) ... won the 500-yard freestyle and took sixth in the 200-yard freestyle vs. Purdue (Jan. 12) ... received two top-10 finishes at the Hawkeye Invitational (Nov. 30-Dec. 2), taking fourth in the 1,650-yard freestyle, and sixth in the 500-yard freestyle ... swam the 500-yard freestyle and 1,000-yard freestyle at Texas/Indiana (Oct. 26) ... swam two events vs. Minnesota (Oct. 5) ... swam the 1,000-yard freestyle against Wisconsin (Sept. 29).

Sophomore (2011-12) ... U.S. National Team ... Two-time NCAA All-American (500-yard freestyle, 1,650-yard freestyle) ... All-Big Ten second team ... Championships Meets ... Placed sixth in the 500-yard freestyle (4:17.27, 4:16.28 prelim) and sixth, setting a career best, in the 1,650-yard freestyle (14:41.92) at the NCAA Championships (March 22-24) ... Placed third in the 500-yard freestyle (4:16.47), 11th in the 200-yard freestyle (1:36.60, 1:36.43 prelim) and second in the 1,650-yard freestyle (14:45.08) at the Big Ten Championships (Feb. 22-25) ... Regular Season ...Placed second in the 500-yard freestyle (4:19.85) and the 1,650-yard freestyle (15:00.13) at the Hawkeye Invitational (Dec. 2) ... Placed second in the 1,000-yard freestyle (9:20.67) vs. Indiana (Jan. 7) ... Recorded Olympic consideration times in the 400-yard freestyle (3:55.22) at the Minnesota Grand Prix (Nov. 11) and in the 1,500-meter freestyle (15:25.72) at the 2012 NC Charlotte UltraSwim (May 10).

Freshman (2010-11) ... U.S. National Team ... Two-time NCAA All-American (500-yard freestyle, 1,650-yard freestyle) ... All-Big Ten first team ... Championships Meets ... Placed fifth in the 500-yard freestyle (4:15.99), seventh in the 1,650-yard freestyle (14:48.68) and 38th in the 200-yard freestyle (1:37.44) at the NCAA Championships (March 24-26) ... Won the 500-yard freestyle (4:17.91), 1,650-yard freestyle (14:50.20) and the 200-yard Medley Relay and placed 13th in the 200-yard freestyle (1:37.38 finals, 1:36.07 prelim) at the Big Ten Championships (Feb. 23-26) ... Regular Season ... Set a career best in the 1,000-yard freestyle (9:16.68) vs. Purdue (Jan. 16) ... Recorded NCAA consideration times in the 500-yard freestyle (4:25.30) and 1,650-yard freestyle (15:21.05) at the USA Swimming Short Course Nationals (Dec. 2-4) ... Won 1,000-yard freestyle (9:18.46) in collegiate debut against Notre Dame/Oakland.

National/International ... USA Swimming National Team (2008 - Present) ... 2013 FINA World Championships (USA) ... Finished 22nd in the 5k and 50th in the 10k at 2013 FINA World Championships ... 2013 World University Games (USA) ... Gold medalist in the 1,500-meter freestyle at 2013 World University Games ... Placed second in the 10k at the 2013 USA Swimming Open Water National Championships ... Placed seventh in the 1,500-meter freestyle (15:10.54), 11th in the 400-meter freestyle (3:50.69), 21st in the 200-meter freestyle (1:50.27) at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials ... Named to Team USA for 2013 World University Games ... Finished ninth in the 1,500-meter freestyle (14:46.38) at the 2010 FINA Short Course World Swimming Championships ... Olympic Trials placed 20th in 1500-meter freestyle (2008) ... World Youth Championship team (2008) ... Junior Pan Pacs (2009) ... World Open Water Championships placed 11th in 25-kilometer (2009) ... Placed in 10-kilometer at UN National Open Water Championships (2008, 2009, 2010) ... Placed at US National Championships (2009, 2010) ... Placed at Pan Pacs (2010).

Prep ... McCallie School (2010) ... National Honor Society ... Honor Roll ... AP Scholar ... All-American 500-yard freestyle (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010), 200-yard freestyle (2009, 2010), 200-yard freestyle relay (2009, 2010), 400-yard freestyle relay (2009, 2010) ... Placed fifth at Tennessee state meet in 500-yard freestyle (2007, 2008) ... Placed third at Tennessee state meet in 500-yard freestyle (2009) ... Tennessee State champion 500-yard freestyle (2010) ... Placed seventh at Tennessee state meet in 200-yard freestyle (2007) ... Placed third at Tennessee state meet in 200-yard freestyle (2008) ... Placed fifth at Tennessee state meet in 200-yard freestyle (2009) ... Tennessee State champion 200-yard freestyle (2010) ... Holds school record in 500-yard freestyle and 200-yard freestyle ... Holds state record in 500-freestyle ... Chattanooga Male Athlete of the Year (2010).

Personal ... Enrolled in the College of Engineering ... mechanical engineering major.

Top Times

Event

Time

Date

50-yard Freestyle

22.74

10/26/2012

100-yard Freestyle

47.78

2/9/2013

200-yard Freestyle

1:36.43

2/22/2012

500-yard Freestyle

4:15.99

3/24/2011

1,000-yard Freestyle

9:16.68

1/16/2011

1,650-yard Freestyle

14:41.92

3/22/2012

100-yard Backstroke

58.55

10/26/2012

200-yard Backstroke

1:55.73

1/29/2011

400-yard Individual Medley

3:56.91

12/2/2011



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