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AJ Ross

  • position Freestyle/backstroke
  • class Fifth Year
  • Hometown Gainesville, VA
  • High school Patriot
  • position Freestyle/backstroke
  • class Fifth Year
  • Hometown Gainesville, VA
  • High school Patriot

AJ Ross Bio

ROSS’ TOP TIMES
Event Time Date Meet Location
50 Freestyle 19.48p 2/19/20 SEC Championships Auburn, AL
100 Freestyle 43.72p 2/19/22 SEC Championships Knoxville, TN
200 Freestyle 1:35.45p 2/21/19 SEC Championships Knoxville, TN
100 Butterfly 48.24p 2/25/21 SEC Championships Columbia, MO

! = School Record  |  t = Time Trial  |  # = Leadoff Split/Split | p = Prelims

AWARDS/HONORS

  • 5x CSCAA Scholar All-American (1st Team 2019; Honorable Mention 2018, 2020, 2021, 2022)
  • 4x SEC Academic Honor Roll (2019, 2020, 2021, 2022)
  • 2022 South Carolina male Scholar Athlete of the Year
  • 2022 CoSIDA Academic All-District Team

IN THE RECORD BOOK

  • 3rd — 50 freestyle
  • 10th – 100 freestyle
  • 8th – 200 freestyle
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 7th — 200 freestyle relay
  • 2nd, 3rd, 7th — 400 freestyle relay
  • 10th – 800 freestyle relay
  • 3rd, 5th, 8th — 200 medley relay
  • 5th – 400 medley relay

2021-22 (GRADUATE)

  • Competed in all five of South Carolina’s regular season dual matches
  • Placed a season-best second in the 50 free during the meet versus Gardner-Webb and in the 200 free versus Missouri
  • Swam in the 50 free, 100 free, and 200 free at SEC Championships. Made the finals of the 50 free
  • Set new personal best times in both the 100 and 200 free at SEC Championships

2020-21 (SENIOR)

  • Set a new personal record in the 100 butterfly in a preliminary heat at the SEC Championships
  • Competed in three events at the SEC Championships – 50 free, 100 free, and 100 fly
  • Took home first place in the 50 freestyle during the meet at Georgia
  • Placed in the top-four of every event that he swam during the regular season

2019-20 (JUNIOR)

  • Briefly held the 50 freestyle program record, swimming 19.48 in the prelims at SECs before teammate Lewis Burras lowered it in the finals
  • Swam the second leg in the program record-setting 200 freestyle relay team (1:17.20)
  • Entered the Top-10 All-Time performances in the 100 freestyle at SECs with a 43.76
  • Notched six top-five finishes on the season

2018-19 (SOPHOMORE)

  • Swam the anchor leg in the Gamecocks school record-setting 200 freestyle relay team (1:18.05t) at the UGA Last Chance Invite
  • Was the third leg in the Gamecocks school record-setting 400 freestyle relay team (2:55.16) at the SEC Championships
  • Returned from an early-season illness to post three top-five finishes in his second season at Carolina
  • Set a new PR in the 200 free (1:38.10) at the SEC Championships

2017-18 (FRESHMAN)

  • Made an immediate impact during his freshman year as one of the Gamecocks’ best sprinters
  • Swam in three events in his first year at Carolina– 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle, 200 freestyle
  • Competed in each of his three events at the SEC Championships
  • Finished in 27th in the 50 freestyle (20.10) at the SEC Championships
  • Won both the 50 free (20.36) and 100 free (44.45) at the CSCAA Invite
  • Member of 400 freestyle relay team that finished first in the Gamecocks’ dual meet against Cincinnati
  • Posted the fastest times of the year for the Gamecocks in both the 50 and 100 freestyle

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