Swimming & Diving
Ben Russell - Swimming & Diving - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Senior
  • High school Lafayette Jefferson

2010-11:Led Kentucky in the 200 butterfly in its home dual meet against SEC rival Tennessee with a third-place finish … Came in third in the 200 butterfly in UK’s dual meet against South Carolina and the College of Charleston … Earned his best times of the season in the 100- and 200-butterfly races at the SEC Swimming and Diving Championships.

2009-10: Acquired a 15th place finish in the 200-fly at the UT Invite … Also tapped in 31st in the 100-fly … Had four top-three finishes during dual meet season … Touched in second place in the 200-fly against Cincinnati … Tapped in third place against tough competitors in Tennessee and Virginia Tech dual meets.

2008-09: Set personal best marks in every event in his first season … Totaled three top-three finishes during dual meet action … Was third in the 200-butterfly against Indiana, third in the 200-fly against Cincinnati and third in the 1000-free against LSU … Swam in five events at the UT Invitational … Top finish was an 11th place tap in the 1650-free.

Pre-College: A four-year letterwinner at Lafayette Jefferson … Twice named the team’s most valuable swimmer … Earned Freshman of the Year honors … A two-time team captain … Was the high-point winner for three seasons … Academic All-American.

Best Collegiate Times:100 butterfly: 51.04; 200 butterfly: 1:49.27

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