Ryan Murtha
Ryan  Murtha

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Philadelphia, Pa.

High School:
La Salle College High School

Height:
5-11

Event:
Breast/Free/IM

Birthdate:
02/18/1994


02/01/2014

Wildcats Drop to Pitt in Regular-Season Finale

Villanova to host conference championships

01/17/2014

Wildcats Fall to Ranked Penn State Teams

Villanova places well in relays

02/11/2013

Men Tab Two Wins in Weekend Conference Meet

Villanova defeats both Seton Hall and Georgetown.

01/20/2013

Villanova Men Snag BIG EAST Victory at Providence

The Wildcats finish 158-71 over the Friars

11/10/2012

Men Come up Short at Penn State

Wildcats fall 211-81 to the Nittany Lions

Top Times:
50 Freestyle – 21.75 (2015 BIG EAST Championships)
100 Freestyle – 48.50
100 Breaststroke – 1:00.29 (2015 BIG EAST Championships)
200 Breaststroke – 2:15.56 (2014, Hokie Invite)
200 IM – 1:57.37 (2014, Hokie Invite)
400 IM – 4:14.05 (2014, Hokie Invite)

2014-15: Swam in 11 meets on the year … Swam in the 100 breaststroke finals at the BIG EAST Championships … Primarily swam in the 100 and 200 breaststrokes, 200 IM and the 200 freestyle relay … Appeared in 38 events with 18 top-five finishes with one victory, two second-place marks and five third-place finishes.

2013-14: Competed in one event at the BIG EAST Championship including the 100 breaststroke in Sewell, N.J. for a fourth-place overall finish in the conference tournament ... Anchored the 400 freestyle relay (3:17.87) win at Pittsburgh ... Placed third in the 200 IM (2:04.67) at home against Providence ... Finished third in the 400 IM (4:36.69) at home versus Penn State.

2012-13: Competed in three events at the BIG EAST Championship, including 200 backstroke, 100 breaststroke and 200 IM ... Placed first in the 200 breaststroke against Providence.

La Salle: Earned four varsity letters on the swim team and one on the ultimate frisbee team ... First Honors ... AP Scholar with Distinction ... National Honor Society Vice President.

Personal: Born Feb. 18, 1994 in Philadelphia, Pa. ... One of four children to Donald and Patrice Murtha ... Three siblings, Brendon, Colin and Kieran ... Majoring in Biology ... Swam against fellow freshman Murphy Smith in high school ... Hobbies include frisbee ... Chose Villanova for the legacy and combination of good academic reputation as well as the opportunity to swim Division I.

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