Ryan Akhavan
Ryan Akhavan
Height: 5-6
Weight: 140
Year: So.
Hometown: Annapolis, Md.
High School: Broadneck Senior
Events: Fly/Free/IM
Major: Biology

2017-18: Yellow Jacket Invitational: 10th in 200 medley relay; 11th in 400 medley relay; 12th in 200 fly (2:04.84); 22nd in 200 IM (2:09.02); 23rd in 100 fly (57.36).

2016-17: CAC All-Academic Team ... CAC Championships: 4th in 400 medley relay; 5th in 200 medley relay; 6th in 200 fly (1:59.14); 9th in 400 IM (4:21.88); 14th in 200 IM (2:02.47) ... Yellow Jacket Invitational: 7th in 200 fly (1:59.91); 17th in 100 fly (54.41).

Broadneck Senior HS: 2016 graduate ... Swam for Colleen Winans ... 2016 Male Swimmer of the Year ... Team captain as a senior ... Achieved AA times ... Made finals at Sandbox UMBC Invitational ... Honor Roll ... It's Academic ... Model UN ... Baha'i Youth Group.

Personal: Ryan Vargha Akhavan ... Dean's List (Fall '16; Spring '17) ... SMCM 3.0 Club (2016-17) ... Born December 31, 1997 in Annapolis ... Son of Shaun Akhavan and Hoda Jafari ... Has a younger brother, Justin. 

Future Aspirations: To purse a career in the medical field and serve the community at my best capacity.

Why St. Mary's?: Beautiful location, welcoming atmosphere, and an exceptional team.

Best SMCM Sports Moment: I touched 1st in the 400 IM 'B' final at the 2017 CAC championships. I won by multiple seconds. My mother was very proud of me, congratulating me after my race. Later, I found out that she thought I got 1st overall. Had to break the news that there was an 'A' final following my race.