Ed Becker
Ed Becker
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Milford, Conn.
High School: Fairfield Prep
Position: Butterfly/Freestyle
Major: Economics
Residential College: Branford

Best Times:

200 Freestyle: 1:40.03

500 Freestyle: 4:33.15

100 Butterfly: 51.06

200 Butterfly: 1:49.26

2012-2013: Elected to captain the Yale men's swimming and diving team in the 2013-2014 season ... Placed 17th in the 200-yard butterfly at the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships

2011-2012 (Sophomore): 500-yard freestyle: Best finish in the event was against Cornell, third with a time of 4:46.88… Fastest time was 4:39.62 in the prelims at the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships… 200-yard freestyle: Best finish in the event was against Brown, sixth with a time of 1:48.18… Fastest time was 1:43.48 in the prelims at the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships… 200-yard butterfly: Best finish was against UMass, second with a time of 1:55.40… Fastest time was 1:53.26 in a fourth-place finish against Columbia.

2010-2011 (Freshman): 500-yard freestyle: 14th at Terrier Invitational (4:47.69)... 5th vs. UMass (4:50.98)... 11th vs. Penn/Dartmouth (4:56.90)... 14th at HYP (4:38.79)... 5th vs. UConn (4:47.09)... 18th at Ivy League Championships (4:33.15)... 200-yard freestyle: 13th at Ivy League Championships (1:40.83)... 4th vs. Columbia (1:45.06)...15th at Terrier Invitational (1:46.73)... 5th vs. UMass (1:45.66)... 5th vs. Penn/Dartmouth (1:45.25)... 9th at HYP (1:41.51). 200-yard butterfly: 8th at Ivy League Championships (1:50.32)... 5th vs. Penn/Dartmouth (1:56.56)... 9th at HYP (1:52.76).

Before Yale: Two-time automatic All-American selection in the 200 free (09, 10)... Scholastic All-American... Junior national qualifier (200 fly)... Member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Member of Branford College... Intending to major in either economics or political science... Father, Ed, attended University of Connecticut... Mother, Mina, Attended Fairfield University... Has an older sister, Jane.

Why Yale: "I chose Yale for its outstanding academics in an atmosphere that blends centuries of history with a state-of-the-art learning experience."