Navy’s Bailey Receives Third Academic All-District Nod
ANNAPOLIS, Md. –– Navy men’s swimmer Ryan Bailey (Sr., Youngstown, Ohio) earned placement onto the Academic All-District II First-Team honors for at-large sports from the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) for the third time in his career in Thursday. Bailey, along with Navy wrestler Corey Wilding, who also was named to the district's first team, will now be placed onto the national ballot that will select the Academic All-American team for at-large sports.
Bailey received Third-Team Academic All-America laurels in 2016.
To be eligible for the initial district ballot, student-athletes must have attained a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.30 through the end of the 2016 fall semester, be at a minimum a sophomore academically, as well as be a starter or key reserve on their respective team. The at-large sports program consists of women’s beach volleyball, women’s bowling, women’s crew, fencing, women’s field hockey, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming and diving, tennis, men’s volleyball, water polo and men’s wrestling. CoSIDA’s District II consists of Division I schools located in Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Washington, D.C. Each school is allowed to nominate up to four student-athletes for their respective men’s and women’s district ballots.
Bailey, Navy’s team captain during the 2016-17 season, has posted a 3.98 cumulative grade-point average as an operations research major. He has attained a 4.00 GPA in six of his seven completed semesters and is ranked 17th in his class on the Overall Order of Merit. Bailey previously was named as the 2017 Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year for his sport.
In the pool, Bailey earned First-Team All-Patriot League honors this season in helping the Mids to their 14th consecutive league crown. He won the 100 butterfly final and placed fourth in the 200 fly and sixth in the 100 breaststroke events, while also swimming on Navy’s victorious 400 medley relay team. This year’s first-team nod comes after he garnered second-team all-league laurels in both 2015 and ‘16.
He will be commissioned as an Ensign in the Navy and serve aboard a submarine upon graduating from the USNA at the end of May.