Academic Honors -- Was named to Navy's Commandant's List for the 2009 spring term.
Athletic Honors -- Earned First-Team All-Patriot League honors in 2008.
2009-10 -- Finished in sixth place in the 200 back and 11th in the 100 back at the ECAC Championship ... won the 200 back against George Mason and Columbia and at the Navy Invite during the regular season.
2008-09 -- Placed 11th in the 200 back at the ECAC Meet ... his best backstroke times on the year came against Army with marks of 52.83 in the 100 and 1:52.37 in the 200 ... won the 200 backstroke five times during the regular season.
2007-08 -- Won the 200 back while placing third in the 100 back and 12th in the 200 fly at the Patriot League Meet ... attained career-best times in all three events at the championship ... won the 200 back against Dartmouth, Catholic and Loyola during the regular season.
High School -- Graduated from duPont Manual High School ... competed in swimming and baseball ... swimming team totaled four state titles during his career ... garnered all-state accolades as a junior and senior and earned All-American recognition in 2007 ... selected as the team MVP for his final season.
Personal -- Ryan Thomas Ward ... born Oct. 7, 1988, in Louisville, Ky. ... international relations major.