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 Ryan DiStefano
Ryan DiStefano
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
South Windsor, CT

High School:
South Windsor H.S.

Event:
Distance

10/07/2011

M. Swimming Opens 2011-12 Season at West Point

Veteran leaders and talented freshmen look to succeed this season

Distance Freestyle Team 2009 Letter Winner 2012-2011-2010

AS A SENIOR (2011-2012) ACC Award for Top BC Male Scholar Athlete 2011-2012...Competed in distance freestyle events...Swam a personal best of 1:47:89 in the 200 free against BU...Swam PRs in the 50 and 100 free during the season...Named to the 2011-2012 All-ACC Academic Honor Roll and earned the 2011-2012 Athletic Director's Award for Academic Achievement...Four-time recipient of each award

AS A JUNIOR (2010-2011): Competed in distance freestyle events...In his final meet of the season, swam personal bests of 4:56.75 in the 500 and a 1:48.23 in the 200 free at the Terrier Invitational...Also had personal bests in the 50 and 1650 freestyle...Had several other PRs in off events in dual meets throughout the season...Named to the 2010-2011 All-ACC Academic Honor Roll and earned the 2010-2011 Athletic Director's Award for Academic Achievement...received the James J. Kane Academic Award for the Fall 2010 semester

AS A SOPHOMORE (2009-2010): Competed mostly in distance freestyle events...Swam 5 personal bests in 4 swims at the Terrier Invitational going 1:49 for the first time in the 200 free...Recipient of James J. Kane Academic Award for the Spring 2009 semester...Named to 2009-10 All-ACC Academic Honor Roll...earned 2009-10 Athletic Director's Award for Academic Achievement

AS A FRESHMAN (2008-2009): Competed in mostly distance freestyle events...Recipient of James J. Kane Academic Award for achieving the highest GPA on the team for the first semester...Named to 2008-2009 All-ACC Academic Honor Roll...earned 2008-2009 Athletic Director's Award for Academic Achievement

BEFORE BC: Attended South Windsor High School...Swam with the Windsor Water Rats Swim Team and the South Windsor Sharks...3-year consecutive Connecticut Swimming Scholar-Athlete from 2006 to 2008...Four year member of varsity cross-country team...Team captain senior year...CCC All-Academic Team...Lettered in Lacrosse...National Honor Society

PERSONAL: Ryan is from South Windsor, Connecticut...He is the son of Dr. Anthony and Lizanne DiStefano...His brother, Michael, graduated from Princeton University Class of 2012...His sister, Kelly, will attend BC as a member of the Class of 2015 and will also swim for the Eagles...Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences...International Studies Major with a focus in Economics...Minoring in History and French...Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit Honor Society...6-year USA Triathlon competitor

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