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Ryan Baker

Free/Back/Fly
Position
Freshman
Class
Arlington, Va.
Hometown

2018 Phillips 66 National Championships Qualifier 

All-America (9)
2020: 
200 Free, 400 Free Relay, 800 Free Relay, 400 Medley Relay
2019: 800 Free Relay, 400 Medley Relay (HM), 200 Medley Relay (HM)
2018: 400 Medley Relay (HM), 400 Free Relay (HM)

Virginia Career Bests
50 Free:
19:42
100 Free: 42.64
200 Free: 1:33.50
100 Back: 47.42
200 Back:1:43.69

2019-20
• NCAA Championships cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
• Earned All-America honors for qualifying for the NCAA Championships in the 200-yard freestyle, 400-yard freestyle relay, 800-yard freestyle relay and 400-yard medley relay
• Placed fourth in the 50-yard freestyle, fifth in the 100-yard freestyle and fifth in the 200-yard freestyle at the ACC Championships
• Swam a career-best time of 19.42 in the 50-yard freestyle, setting a school record in the event
• Finished third with the 400-yard medley relay, fourth with the 400-yard freestyle relay, fifth with the 800-yard freestyle relay and sixth with the 200-yard freestyle relay at the ACC Championships
• Set a school record, swimming leadoff for the 400-yard freestyle at the Tennessee Invitational
• Placed sixth in the 100-yard freestyle, 10th in the 50-yard freestyle and 15th in the 200-yard freestyle at the Tennessee Invitational
• Placed first in the 50-yard freestyle in the team’s dual meet against Wisconsin
• Named to the All-ACC Academic Team
• Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll

2018-19
• Earned All-America honors with the 800 free relay, and honorable mentions with the 400 medley relay and 200 medley relay
• Placed eighth with the 800 free relay, 11th with the 200 and 400 medley relay at NCAA Championships
• Finished 17th at NCAA Championships in 400 free relay
• Finished 31st in the 200 free and 34th in the 50 free at the NCAA Championships
• Placed fifth in the 200 free, sixth in the 100 free and 10th in the 50 free at the ACC Championships
• ACC runner-up with the 800 free relay and finished third in the 200 medley relay, fifth in the 400 Free Relay and eighth with the 200 free relay
• VaSID first-team All-State honoree
• Named to the CSCAA Scholar All-America Team
• All-ACC Academic Team honoree

2017-18
• Two-time All-American, finishing 16th with the 400-yard freestyle relay and 16th with the 400-yard medley relay
• Recorded a career-best time of 19.76 in the 50-yard freestyle and a time of 43.03 in the 100-yard freestyle at the ACC Championships
• Set a school record in the 400-yard freestyle, swimming leadoff for the team
• Ranks fourth in school history the 100-yard freestyle and sixth in the in the 50-yard freestyle
• Finished 11th in the 100-yard freestyle, 15th in the 50-yard freestyle and 16th in the 200-yard freestyle at the ACC Championships
• Finished 39th in the 100 freestyle and 47th in the 200 freestyle at the 2018 Phillips 66 National Championships
• Named to the CSCAA Scholar All-America Team
• Recognized on the ACC Academic Honor Roll

2016-17
• Reached B finals of the ACC Championships in the 100 backstroke, finishing 13th overall
• Finished fourth at the ACC Championships with the 400 freestyle relay
• Finished 37th in the 50 free at the ACC Championships
• Finished 27th in the 200 back at the ACC Championships

Background
• NCSA Junior National Champion in the 100m back
• Washington Post All-Met First Team
• 2015 Washington Metro Championships Champion in 100 back and 100 free
• Swam for Arlington Aquatic Club

Personal
• Son of Beth and Tom Baker
• Mother, Beth, swam for Virginia