As a Freshman (2012-2013): Swam sprint, mid-distance, and distance freestyle events. Participated in all home meets and selected for the travel team for Army, Fairfield, and Fordham meets. At the Terrier Invitational, swam season bests in the 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle, 200 freestyle, and 500 freestyle events and qualified for finals in the 100 freestyle and 500 freestyle. Earned 2012-2013 Athletic Director's Award for Academic Achievement
BEFORE BC: Attended Saint Ursula Academy, four year varsity swimmer. Qualified for Ohio High School State Championships all four years. Earned All-American Status 2011 and 2012 and Greater Cincinnati League Second Team 2010- 2012. Qualified for USA Sectionals 2009-2012 and qualified for YMCA Nationals sophomore through senior year. Member of the National Honors Society.
PERSONAL: Allison is from Cincinnati, OH, daughter of Jack and Shelly Ridge. She has a twin sister and two older sisters. Her twin, Erin, is attending Lehigh University. Her older sister, Casey, is graduating from University of Virginia ('13) and her other sister, Shannon, graduated from University of Pennsylvania ('11). Allison has swum competitively since she was 7 years old for the M.E. Lyons Anderson Barracudas. Allison is enrolled in the Carroll School of Management.
Best Times at Boston College
100 Freestyle 55.12
200 Freestyle 1:58.12
500 Freestyle 5:14.20
1000 Freestyle 11:18.94