ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 
Ross Ford
Ross Ford
Height: 5-10
Weight: 150
Year: Freshman
Hometown: LaGrange, Ill.
High School: Lyons Township
Position: Butterfly

Freshman 2008-09
Placed fifth in 200 butterfly (1:53.50) and sixth in 100 butterfly (51.77) against Cornell and Dartmouth ... Was third in 200 butterfly against Brown, finishing in 1:55.56 ... Swam the 200 butterfly in 1:49.51 for sixth at HYP meet ... Finished fourth in 200 butterfly (1:49.34) and eighth in 100 butterfly (50.22) at ECAC Championships.

Background
Six-time high school All-American at Lyons Township High ... Was an eight-time IHSA state finalist and seven-time IHSA sectional champion ... MVP at Lyons Township in 2006, 2007 and 2008 ... Team won three IHSA sectional championships ... 2008 National Merit Scholar ... Class valedictorian ... 2008 U.S. Army Reserve National Scholar Athlete Award recipient ... Earned LaGrange Kiwanis Vernon Timke Award.