Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Pro Team: New Orleans Saints
Favorite Athlete: Drew Brees
In His MP3 Player: Dave Matthews Band
Last Concert He Attended: Dave Matthews Band
Magazine He Subscribes To: GQ
Favorite Actor & Film Role: Matt Damon in Good Will Hunting
Favorite Animated Character: Stewie Griffin of Family Guy
Favorite Month: January
Favorite Meal: Steak & Shrimp
Favorite Purdue Building: Ross-Ade Stadium
Favorite Big City: New York
Unique Travel Locale: Southern California
Most Memorable at Purdue: 2010 Dual Meet at Indiana
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Josh Boyd, Communication
Furry Friend: Ginger, Pomeranian
2010-11: Dafforn competed in primarily breaststroke and fly events... his season-best times in the 200 fly (1:49.25) and 200 breast (2:11.44) ranked third and fourth on the team, respectively... posted his 200 fly time in the preliminaries of the Big Ten Championships, finishing seventh in the C final... also competed in the 100 fly at the Big Ten Championships, recording a season-best time of :50.00... recorded his season-best time in the 200 breast in the dual meet win at Northwestern... won the 200 breast and finished second in the 200 fly in dual meet win at Miami (Ohio)... competed in the 100 breast at the Purdue Invitational, finishing second in the C final with a time of 1:00.95... also swam the 200 IM at the Purdue Invitational.
2009-10: Academic All-Big Ten...recorded second-fastest 200 butterfly time on team with 1:49.93 swim while finishing third at Ohio State Winter Invite (2/14)...also took seventh in 100 butterfly with season-best 50.39 clocking...won 200 butterfly with then-season-best time of 1:53.17 vs. Ball State (1/15)...finished fourth in event vs. Notre Dame (11/6), vs. Northwestern (11/7) and at Indiana (2/6)...placed third in 100 breaststroke vs. Miami (10/30) and sixth in event at Eastern Michigan (11/13)...took fifth in 200 breaststroke vs. Miami and vs. Northwestern...also finished fifth in both 400 IM races of season, at Eastern Michigan (11/14) and vs. Michigan State (1/9)...swam second leg on fourth-place 400 medley relay vs. Northwestern...swam third leg on fifth-place 200 medley relay at Indiana Intercollegiates (10/10) and second leg on fifth-place quartet at Eastern Michigan (11/13)
2008-09: Academic All-Big Ten...placed fifth in 200 butterfly with personal-best time of 1:48.63, recorded personal-best 50.18 clocking in 100 butterfly and personal-best time of 1:55.28 in 200 IM vs. Indiana (2/7)...won 200 butterfly in 1:53.26 and finished second in 100 butterfly with 52.47 time vs. Indianapolis (11/21)...also touched wall in 1:58.92 in 200 IM...finished second in 200 butterfly with 1:55.16 time vs. Miami (10/31)...finished second in 200 butterfly with 1:55.23 time at Purdue Challenge (11/14)...finished 10th in 100 butterfly with 53.85 clocking in triple dual at Florida Atlantic (1/10)
2007-08: Named to the Dean's List, Semester Honors, Coach's Honor Roll and Athletic Director's Honor Roll ... began college career with a third place showing in the 100 breast (1:01.48) and a second place in the 100 fly at the Indiana Intercollegiates (52.51) ... won the 400 IM against Miami ... season-bests include 4:12.24 in 400 IM against Northwestern and Texas A&M, 52.36 in 100 fly versus Minnesota and Wisconsin and 1:54.24 in 200 fly against the Golden Gophers and Badgers.
High School: Graduated with honors from Homestead High School in 2007 ... four-year varsity letterwinner ... part of two state runner-up teams ... won three conference championships and four sectional titles with Homestead ... named to the all-conference first team three times ... four-time All-American as a senior, placing ninth with the 200 medley relay and fifth on the 400 free relay, also was sixth in the 200 IM and ninth in the 100 fly ... three-time state qualifier ... in 2007, was named to the Fort Wayne News Sentinel All-Area team ... qualified for USA Sectionals, USA Junior Nationals and NSCA Juniors ... club team qualified for USA Swimming Sectionals during sophomore season ... named to the Honor Roll four-straight years ... recipient of two Scholastic Art Awards.
Personal: Given name is Ryan Thomas Dafforn ... born Jan. 17, 1989 ... son of Bruce and Elizabeth Dafforn ... father is a Purdue graduate ... has two younger sisters, Emma and Rachel ... major is public relations and rhetorical advocacy.