- Ricky Munch
- Clifton, Va. (Robinson Secondary)
2013 SEC Academic Honor Roll Selection
50 Free: 20.05 (2013 SEC Championships)
100 Free: 45.85 (2012 Ohio State Invitational)
100 Breast: 53.57 (2013 SEC Championships)
200 Breast: 1:56.85 (2013 SEC Championships)
100 Fly: 54.06 (2011 All-Florida Invitational)
200 IM: 1:50.29 (2013 Bulldog Last Chance)
50 Free: 24.07 (2013 US Open Championships)
100 Free: 52.92 (2013 US Open Championships)
100 Breast: 1:02.57 (2012 USA Olympic Team Trials)
200 Breast: 2:16.44 (2013 US Open Championships)
100 Fly: 1:03.50 (2012 FL GCST Trials Qualifier)
200 IM: 2:11.09 (2013 FL TYR June Invite)
National/International Competition: Competed in the 100 and 200 meter breaststroke at the 2012 USA Olympic Team Trials in Omaha, Neb…finished 29th in the 100 breaststroke with a personal best 1:02.57 and earned another personal best in the 200 breast with a time of 2:20.49…A Finalist at 2011 NCSA SCY Junior Nationals...Finalist at 2009 U.S. SCY Junior Nationals...100 breast qualifier for 2010 and 2011 Winter SCY Nationals.
2012-13: Named to the 2013 SEC Academic Honor Roll…Earned his first All-America honor as a part of the 200 medley relay that finished 13th overall (1:26.02)…Swam a personal-best time in the 200 IM (1:50.29) at the Bulldog Last Chance Meet…Swam a career meet at the 2013 SEC Championships recording three personal-best times finishing eighth in the 100 breast (53.57), taking ninth place in the 200 breast (1:56.85) and was 18th in the 50 free (20.05)…Tallied a third place finish in the 100 breast (56.18) and 200 breast (2:01.56) against Tennessee…Took fourth in the 100 breast (56.15), sixth in the 50 free (20.92) and seventh in the 100 free (47.15) in the win at Auburn…Grabbed a second place finish in the 50 free touching the wall in a time of 21.26 and was fourth in the 100 free in a time of 46.42 against Florida Atlantic…Recorded an eighth place finish in the 100 breast after stopping the clock at 55.52, added a 15th place finish in the 50 free (20.89), came in 22nd with a personal-best time of 45.85 in the 100 free and was 25th in the 200 breast (2:06.78)…Was a member of the first place 200 medley relay, touched the wall fifth in the 100 breast (57.58) and seventh in the 50 free (21.69) in the win over in-state rival Florida State…Swam the breast stroke leg of the first place 200 medley relay, clocked a time of 57.03 to take second in the 100 breast and finished fifth in the 200 breast (2:11.19) against Texas A&M…Grabbed second in the 100 breast (57.18) and sixth in the 100 free (47.96) at South Carolina…Finished third in the 100 breast (56.36) and sixth in the 200 breast (2:06.59) against Georgia…Took second in the 100 breast (56.03) and eighth in the 50 free (21.12) at the All-Florida Invitational.
2011-12: Recorded three career-low marks, swimming exhibition at the 2012 SEC Swimming and Diving Championships, including a 20.79 in the 50 free, 56.19 in the 100 breast and 2:05.74 in the 200 breast…In the win over Tennessee, finished three-four in the 100 and 200 breast with times of 56.79 and 2:07.19, respectively…Against Auburn, touched fourth in the 100m breast (1:06.90) and sixth in the 200m breast (2:32.98) to help the Gators upset the Tigers…Claimed the first individual victory of his collegiate career against FAU after he touched in 58.23 to take the 100 breast title…Collected one individual top-10 finish at the Georgia Tech Invitational after touching in 57.13 in the 100 breast for seventh overall…Against rival FSU, was the runner-up in the 100 breast after stopping the clock at 58.03…In the first long course meet of the year against Georgia, finished fifth in the 100m and seventh in the 200m breast with times of 1:08.57 and 2:30.53, respectively…Made his SEC debut against LSU with a 58.45, third-place effort in the 100 breast…Began collegiate competition at the All-Florida Invitational as a member of the 200 freestyle relay team that finished fifth.
Prior to Florida: Graduated from
Robinson Secondary School in Fairfax, Virginia... Trained with Machine Aquatics
under Head Coach Daniel Jacobs...NISCA High School All-American in breaststroke
and relay events...Member of Robinson Secondary state championship teams in
2008-09 and 2009-10...VHSA state finalist in 2008-09, 2009-10 and
2010-11...Team Captain his senior year...Awarded Robinson Athletic Booster Club
Award for outstanding sportsmanship, character, and team commitment...Earned
Eagle Scout rank in Boy Scouts of America.
Personal: Was born Richard William Munch on June 15, 1993 to parents Rick Munch and Marty Clark (Munch)…Has three siblings, brother Robert (20) who swam for UNCW, and sisters Catherine (16) and Genevieve (14) who are swimmers…Chose UF for academics, swim opportunities and great coaches…Majoring in Business.