Ryan was nominated by men’s swimming head coach Julie O’Brien after his solid performance in UR’s win against SUNY Brockport last Saturday.
“Ryan won two individual events against SUNY Brockport ? the 200-yard individual medley in 2:06.43, an event he hardly ever swims, and the 100-yard free in 49.94, just off a personal best time,” she said. “[He also] anchored the winning 400-yard medley relay.”
Ryan is an Idaho native who has been swimming for 10 years. He currently majors in political science while minoring in religion. When he’s not in the pool, he enjoys “anything outdoors, especially skiing and backpacking.” He also enjoys reading, watching movies, traveling and hanging out in his spare time and admits that his ideal day off would include what most college students are deprived of ? sleep.
In 10 years, Ryan sees himself “either working in a law firm or owning [his] own business.” For now, he is focused on the season.
“This season, I would like to see the team become more unified,” he said. “Hopefully we can do this through more team functions.”