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

Best Times:

200 Freestyle: 1:40.03

500 Freestyle: 4:32.59

100 Butterfly: 49.45

200 Butterfly: 1:49.15

2013-2014 (Senior):

Team captain for the season... 100-yard butterfly: 24th at Ivy League Championships, recording a liftime best time of 49.45...eighth at HYP...seventh at Bucknell Invitational... 200-yard butterfly: 18th at Ivy League Championships...tenth at HYP, with a personal best time of 1:49.15...eighth at Bucknell Invitational...500-yard freestyle: 25th at Ivy League Championships, dropped 16.30 seconds from previous best, finishing in 4:32.59. 

2012-2013 (Junior): 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...Majoring in Economics... Father, Ed, swam at the University of Connecticut... Mother, Mina, graduated from Fairfield University... Older sister, Jane, graduated from Brandeis University and is currently attending the University of Connecticut Law School

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."

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