2-22-13 SEC Swimming and Diving Championships, Day 4 Prelims
Five-Time All-American Three-Time SEC Champion (100 Breast, 200 MR, 400 MR) 2011, 2012 All-SEC First Team 2012 Olympic Trials Qualifier CSCAA Scholar All-American 2010 SEC All-Freshmen Team SEC Academic Honor Roll
Junior Season (2011-12) Competed at 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha, Neb. ... Finished 73rd in 100-meter breaststroke (1:04.28) ... Earned three All-America honors at NCAA Championships ... Finished 12th in 100-yard breaststroke (53.30) ... Helped 200 medley relay team to bronze-medal finish (1:24.70) ... Swam breaststroke leg for fifth-place finishing 400 medley relay (3:06.51) ... Barely missed scoring in 200 breast, finishing 19th (1:56.73) ... Won his second and third conference titles at 2012 SEC Championships in Knoxville ... Swam breast leg on winning 200 MR (1:24.38) and 400 MR (3:08.36) teams ... Finished runner-up in 100 breast (53.08); swam season- and career-best 52.85 in prelims ... Earned fifth-place finish in 200 breast (1:57.26); time of 1:56.15 in prelims was season- and career-best ... Had team's third-best time in 200 IM (1:47.71), finishing 11th at SECs ... Won three individual races during season, including both breaststroke events at LSU and the 200 breast vs. Penn State ... Part of six winning relay squads during the season ... Named to All-SEC First Team ... SEC Academic Honor Roll.
Sophomore Season (2010-11) Developed into one of the top breaststrokers in the SEC ... Earned his second All-America honor helping the 400 medley relay team to a third-place finish at the NCAA Championships, swimming the breaststroke leg as the team posted a 3:06.76 ... Captured his first individual SEC title in the 100 breaststroke, swimming a 53.01 to win the championship ... Tied for fourth in the 200 breast at SEC Championships with a 1:57.32 ... Competed in both events at NCAA Championships ... Helped 400 MR to a runner-up finish at SEC Championships with a season-best time of 3:06.52 ... Also had an NCAA `B' cut in the 200 IM with a 1:47.93 to finish 13th at SEC Championships ... Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll.
Freshman Season (2009-10) Earned All-America Honorable Mention at the 2010 NCAA Championships in the 100 breast ... Swam to a 14th-place finish in the event in a time of 53.65 ... His time of 53.26 in the preliminary session was a season-best time ... Also swam in the 200 breast and the 200 IM at the meet ... Reached two championship finals during the 2010 SEC Championships ... Finished fourth in the 100 breast with a time of 53.64 and followed with a seventh-place finish in the 200 breast in a season-best time of 1:58.95 ... His performance at the conference meet earned him a spot on the SEC All-Freshmen Team ... Also competed in the 200 IM at the meet and swam a season-fastest time of 1:49.19 ... Named SEC Male Freshman of the Week on Jan. 26 after having a solid performance against SEC rival Florida.
High School Attended Collegiate High School and swam for the Poseidon Swimming Club ... An 11-time All-America honoree ... Member of the 2007, 2008 and 2009 USA junior teams ... Named captain of the 2009 squad ... Two-time 18U national champion in the 100y breast at the junior level ... Member of the national record-breaking 200 medley relay team ... Compete in the 100m and 200m breast at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials ... Four-time Virginia Swimmer of the Year ... Three-time Academic All-American.
Personal Full name is Stuart Gifford Ferguson ... Son of Laura and Andrew Ferguson ... Has two brothers: Peter and Thomas ... Major is philosophy.