2,684 student-athletes were named to the Honor Roll
Owls Move Up To 2nd Place In Team Standings After Day 3; Meet Concludes on Saturday
League Swim Meet Continues Through Saturday
Ragsdale Notches Two Individual Wins
2014-2015:; Sidelined for almost the entire season... Competed at the University of Houston Invitational, held south of town at the Pearland Aquatics Center (while UH's facility was undergoing renovations)... Swam the 500-yard freestyle (5:07.17), 100-butterfly (58.19) and 100-backstroke (1:01.30) at the meet.
2013-2014: Conference USA Academic Honor Roll; Followed high-scoring performances at the C-USA Championships with solid swims at the inaugural National Collegiate Classic, helping the Owls win both prestigious postseason meets... Reached the championship final of three conference events, highlighted by a fourth place in the 400-individual medley with the Owls' second-fastest mark of the year (4:19.97)... Finished sixth in the C-USA's 200-IM with a season-best 2:03.42... Placed seventh in the finals of the 200-breaststroke after a season-best 2:18.70 in the morning prelims... Scored a total of 52 points at conference, the tenth-highest total on the team... Contributed 45 of the squad's 582 points at the National Collegiate Classic, the seventh-most by an Owl...Swam three individual events (200-breaststroke and 200- and 400-IM) at the NCC.
2012-2013: Recipient of the program's Rookie of the Year award after a sensational Division I debut... Scored 42 points at the C-USA Championships to help the Owls win the second league title in the program's history... The 42 points was the tenth-highest on the team and the most by any of the Owl freshmen... Made the championship finals of three events at the conference meet... Won the bronze medal in the 400-individual medley with a career-best 4:18.73 that is the fourth-fastest time in school history... Finished sixth in the league in both the 200-breaststroke (2:17.65) and the 200-IM (2:01.63)... The 200-IM is Rice's fifth-best all-time... Not only did she post a 200-breaststroke mark that was the fourth-fastest in Rice history and was a provisional qualifying mark for the NCAA Championships, she was the only freshman to make the C-USA finals of that event... Best 100-breaststroke was a 1:07.00 split from from her prelim 200 at conference.
High School - The 2012 Salutatorian of iSchool High STEM Academy in Lewisville, Tex... Maintained a 5.17 grade point average on a 5.0 scale... Scholastic All-American and member of the National Honor Society... Participated in speech and debate... Learned American Sign Language as an extracurricular activities.
Club - Set a host of individual and relay records with Lakeside Aquatics... Achieved short course winter Junior National and National Standards in both 2011 and 2012, three AAAA time standards, and several NCSA Junior National times... Coached by Jason Walter... Eight-time USA Swimming scholastic All-American.
Personal - Name: Shelbi Lynn Ragsdale. Born: May 16, 1994, in Dallas, Tex. Parents: Tom and Lisa Ragsdale of Lantana, Tex. (one brother, two sisters). Has volunteered in host of community service programs, including Relay for Life, Locks of Love and working with her church for underprivileged children. Chose to attend Rice because "they have an amazing swim team that has seen a lot of improvement and the perfect academic environment I was looking for: small, low student-to-faculty ratio, and focused on excellence." Rice College: Sid Richardson
|200 IM||2:01.63||2013 C-USA Championships|
|400 IM||4:18.73||2013 C-USA Championships|
|100 Breaststroke||1:06.75||2014 C-USA Championships|
|200 Breaststroke||2:17.65||2013 C-USA Championships|
|200 Backstroke||2:04.59||2012 Incarnate Word Invitational|
|Sid Richardson College|
Swim Team Announces Individual Award Winners
04/26/2016 - Led by sophomore Alicia Caldwell as the Rice Swimmer of the Year, Owl head swim coach Seth Huston announced the program's individual award winners ...
Ala-Seppälä Qualifies For European...
04/09/2016 - Rice junior Anniina Ala-Seppälä won two event titles at Finland's National Swimming Championships, and has qualified for the 2016...
Marie-Claire Schillinger Wins Second C-USA...
02/27/2016 - Rice true freshman Marie-Claire Schillinger won her second Conference USA individual title in as many days to pace the Owls’ swim team on the...
Schillinger Wins C-USA Individual Title In 100-...
02/27/2016 - Rice true freshman Marie-Claire Schillinger posted the second-fastest mark in school history to win the Conference USA event title in the 100-yard ...
Three Rice Owls Named To C-USA All-Academic...
02/26/2016 - Rice’s Anniina Ala-Seppälä, Savanna Golson and Cora McKenzie have been named to the 2016 Conference USA Swimming All-Academic Team,...
Jaecey Parham Wins C-USA Individual...
02/25/2016 - Rice sophomore swimmer Jaecey Parham posted the third-fastest mark in school history to win the Conference USA event title in the 200-yard...
Owls Tied For Second Place After Day 1 at C-USA...
02/25/2016 - Atlanta, Ga. - The Rice swim team is tied for second place after the first day of action at the annual Conference USA Championships held Wednesday ...
Swimmers Compete at C-USA Championships...
02/21/2016 - The Rice swim team is competing at the 2016 Conference USA Championships this Wednesday through Saturday (Feb. 24-27) in Atlanta, Ga.
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