Alexander Benz
Alexander Benz
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Morristown, N.J.
High School: Delbarton School
Position: Breaststroke

2011-2012 (Senior): Awarded the MacLeish Memorial Swimming Trophy, awarded to that member of the Yale Swimming Team, who through his efforts and high ideals in sportsmanship and loyalty, best exemplifies the spirit of Kenneth MacLeish ’18… 100-yard breaststroke: Won the event against Brown with a time of 58.89… 200-yard breaststroke: Best finish in the event was against Brown, fourth with a time of 2:11.71… Fastest time was 2:10.99 in a 12th-place finish at HYP.

2010-2011 (Junior): 200-yard breaststroke: 18th at Terrier Invitational (2:18.30)... 9th vs. Penn/Dartmouth (2:17.86)... 11th at HYP (2:08.24)… 100-yard breaststroke: 7th vs. Penn/Dartmouth (1:01.49)... 9th at HYP (58.42)... 2nd vs. Brown (58.24).

2009-2010 (Sophomore): 100-yard breaststroke: Fourth overall against Southern Connecticut.

Before Yale: Four-time letterman at Delbarton School… English Award… AP History Award… Blanstein Scholar.

Personal: Philosophy major… Member of Jonathan Edwards College… Member of Spoken Word Poetry group… Father, Paul, swam for Notre Dame.

Hobbies: Poetry, Frisbee

Hero: Bruce Springsteen, Carl Sagan, Alexander Hamilton

Favorite Athlete: John Daly

Strange Facts: Has memorized the entirety of Bill Pullman's famous speech as President Thomas J. Whitmore in the film Independence Day.