Swimming & Diving

 Ben Russell
Ben Russell


Lafayette, Ind.

High School:
Lafayette Jefferson




Swimming and Diving Hosts Cincinnati on Senior Day

2012 senior class swims at Lancaster Aquatic Center for final time

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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