Bobby Ballance
Bobby Ballance
Year: Junior
Hometown: Egg Harbor Township, N.J.
High School: Egg Harbor Township
Position: Back/Free/IM

   
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2012-13: First Team All-Patriot League … Academic All-Patriot League Team … top point-earner for the Eagles at the Patriot League Championships … earned a bronze medal in the 100 back with a time of 49.68, the third-fastest time in the AU record book … placed fourth in the 200 back with a time of 1:49.33, which ranks third all-time at American … finished seventh in the 200 IM, 1:52.80 … took part in three relays finishing sixth in the 200 medley relay, 1:33.62, fifth in the 800 free relay, 6:51.60, and sixth in the 400 free relay, 3:07.69 … U.S. Winter Championship Qualifier.

 

2011-12: Named All-Patriot League First Team … selected as the men’s team co-MVP … finished 16th at the Patriot League Championships with 42 individual points … earned three top-seven finishes at the PLs, a third in the 100 back (49.88), fifth in the 200 IM (1:51.21), and seventh in the 200 back (1:49.96) … captured the title in the 100 back at both the quad-meet at James Madison (51.88) and at the quad-meet at Army (52.45) … honored on the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

2010-11: Named men’s swimming and diving’s co-rookie of the year … recorded lifetime-bests at the Patriot League Championships, including a seventh-place finish in the 100 back in 51.54, the eighth-fastest swim in program history … earned a ninth-place finish in the 200 backstroke (1:51.18), clocking the eighth-fastest swim all-time at AU … also swam a personal-best 1:57.29 in the 200 IM at the Pls … clocked a 21.03 while anchoring the 200 free relay, 1:43.02 in the final leg of the 800 free relay, a 46.41 anchoring the 400 free relay, and a 51.63 leading off the fourth-place 400 medley relay at the PLs … other career-bests include a 1:46.77 lead leg of the Patriot Invitational 800 free relay, as well as a 48.89 leading off the 400 free relay ... set two other lifetime-bests, including a 54.94 100 butterfly at the George Mason Invite and a 22.16 in the 50 free at the Bison Invitational … won the 100 backstroke against Howard (53.79) … also captured titles in the 100 back (54.08) and the 200 back versus Georgetown (1:56.80) … finished eighth in the 100 back (53.03) and ninth in the 200 back (1:54.50) at the Patriot Invitational ... placed on the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.