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     Ryan Held
    Ryan  Held

    Class:
    Sophomore

    Hometown:
    Springfield, Ill.

    High School:
    Sacred Heart Griffin

    Event:
    Free/Brst/Fly


    04/28/2015

    Swimming and Diving Places 14 on All-ACC Academic Team

    This marks the highest number in the conference and program history placed on the team

    03/28/2015

    Men's Swimming Earns Highest NCAA Team Finish in 39 Years

    It also tied the fifth-highest team finish in program history

    03/28/2015

    Men's Swimming to Enter Saturday's NCAA Finals in Five Events

    Simonas Bilis will enter tonight as the top seed in the 100 freestyle

    03/27/2015

    800 Free Relay Takes Runner-Up Spot at Day Two NCAA Finals

    The squad's time marked a school and conference record

    03/26/2015

    @PackSwimDive to Enter NCAA Finals as Top Seed in 200 Free Relay

    NC State will also have representation in three other events

    2015 ALL-ACC ACADEMIC TEAM
    2015 ACC CHAMPION (200, 400, 800 Freestyle Relays)
    2015 ALL-ACC (200 Freestyle; 200, 400, 800 Freestyle Relays)
    2015 ALL-AMERICA HONORS (50, 100 Freestyle; 400, 800 Freestyle Relays)

    2014-15 (Freshman): Holds the fifth-fastest time in program history in the 50 free (19.27), which was notched at the ACC Championships… Owns the second-fastest times in the 100 (42.44) and 200 free (1:33.62), both set as the leadoff split in the 400 and 800 free relays at the NCAA Championships… A member of the 200, 400 and 800 freestyle relays that earned conference championship titles at ACCs… A member of the 400 and 800 freestyle relays that took second at NCAAs to earn first team All-America honors, and hold the school and conference record in both events… Earned second team All-America honors in the 50 and 100 free… Also a part of the school and conference record-holding 200 free relay team… Named to the 2015 All-ACC Academic Team.

    Prep/Personal: Named State Journal-Register Central State Eight Illinois Swimmer of the Year...Captured the 2014 YMCA Short Course National Championship with a 19.58 finals time in the 50 free ... Also, finished with the meet record at the YMCA Short Course National Championships with a title in the 100 freestyle ... Finished his high school career as a five-time All-American ... Also, earned All-Conference honors in each of his four seasons ... Rated as the No. 2 incoming freshman in the state of Illinois and the 30th overall ... A member of National Honor Society and a high school Academic All-American.

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