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Ryann Hackett Biography
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: September 30, 2005
Photo Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
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2004-05 Season: Finished 39th in the 50 freestyle at the NCAA Championships (23.22)... At the 2005 Pac-10 Championships, swam the first leg of the 400-yard free relay team who posted the fourth Pac-10 title for the Wildcats... Anchored the 200-yard medley relay exhibition team that posted an ?'A’ NCAA qualifying time and finished ninth in the 100-yard freestyle... Finished third in the 50-yard freestyle against ASU (24.25), fourth in the 100-yard backstroke and fourth in the 100-yard freestyle... Against Texas and SMU, finished ninth in both the 100-yard backstroke (57.56) and the 50-yard freestyle (24.14)...Took fifth-place in the 50-yard freestyle (54.12) and the 100-yard freestyle (51.91)... Also anchored the third place 400-medley relay... Against Cal,. Swam the third leg of the first place 400-yard free relay and finished fifth in the 50-yard freestyle... Was fifth in the 100-yard backstroke against Northwestern and Washington... Anchored the first place 400-yard medley relay against Oregon State... Also finished second in the 200-yard backstroke (2:10.78) and finished fourth in the 50-yard freestyle... At the Texas Invitational, anchored the first place 400 free relay and finished 14th in the 100-yard backstroke... Was fifth in the 100-yard freestyle against USC... Against Wisconsin, finished fourth in the 100-yard backstroke.


2003-04 Season: All-American Honorable Mention in the 200 free relay...Anchored the ninth-place 200-meter free relay team at the 2004 NCAA Championships...Finished eighth in the 100y back (55.76) and contributed four NCAA consideration times at the 2004 Pac-10 Championships...Anchored the winning 200y free relay team against Texas...Posted three NCAA consideration times at the 2003 Texas Invitational...Against UCLA, was the anchor of the second-place 200y medley relay and placed fifth in the 100y back...Was second in the 50m (LC) free against USC (27.52) and also took fourth place in the 100m (LC) free (1:00.74).


2002-03 Season:  Was 17th in the 100 free (52.01) at the 2003 Pac-10 Championships, 19th in the 50 free (23.72) and 20th in the 100 back (57.84)... Had four top-five finishes in the 50 free during dual meet action... Finished fifth in both the 50 free and the 100 free against Arizona State... Was second in the 50 free, third in the 100 back and third in the 500 free against Northern Arizona...  Finished 24th in the 50 free at the Texas Invitational.


Prep: Four-year letterwinner in both swimming and track and field at Boca Raton (Fla.) High School... NISCA All-American... All-state, all-district and all-conference honoree in swimming... Team Most Valuable Athlete... 2002 Boca Raton Swimmer of the Year... Named to the Principal’s Honor Roll and Scholar-Athlete Honor Society... Set school records in the 50 free and 200 IM and as part of the four different relays... Helped the Bobcats to a runner-up finish at the district meet her senior year and a third-place finish at the state championships... Was the district champion both the 50 and 100 free and was state champion in the 50 free... Also a standout pole vaulter, was 11th in the event at the state championships... Two-year track team captain... Competed for the Pine Crest Swimming club out of Boca Raton... Was part of three national record-setting relays in the 15-16 age group.


Personal:  Born Ryann Swan Hackett on Sept. 8, 1984, in Washington, D.C. ... Daughter of Harry and Lesley Hackett... Has one younger brother, Sean... Major is business.


Personal Bests:

50 free ?-23.37

100 free ?- 51.2

100 back - 55.59


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