Alex Goss
Alex Goss
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Brentwood, Tenn.
High School: Ravenwood High School
Position: Breaststroke/IM

Best Times:     100 Breast:     56.14       200 Breast:  2:02.45 

 400 IM:          4:02.20

Club:  Nashville Aquatic Club                           Coach:  John Morse

 


2016-2017 (Senior): Led team as the 118th captain of Yale men's swimming and diving... Won the MacLeish Memorial Swimming Trophy, awarded to a member of the team who, “through effort and high ideals in sportsmanship and loyalty to Yale, best exemplifies the spirit of Kenneth MacLeish, class of 1918”... 100-yard breaststroke: Fourth place vs. Columbia… 14th place at Virginia Tech Invitational with a season best time of 46.91… Third place vs. Boston University and UConn… Fourth place at Penn State… Sixth place vs. Harvard and Princeton… 200-yard backstroke: 15th place at Virginia Tech Invitational… Fifth place vs. Boston University and UConn… Sixth place vs. Harvard and Princeton.

2015-2016 (Junior):  Elected captain for 2016-2017 season... Swam breaststroke in 200-yard medley relay at 2016 Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships... 100-yard breaststroke: Personal best time of 56.14 at 2016 Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships, finished 18th... Fifth place vs. Penn State...  Seventh place vs. Darmouth and Penn... 10th place vs. Harvard and Princeton... 200-yard breaststroke: Personal best time of 2:02.46 in 21st-place finish at Ivies... Fourth place  vs. Columbia.

2014-2015 (Sophomore):  100-yard breaststroke: Won heat with time of 57.03 in exhibition swim vs. Brown... Second place at SCSU... Third place at Boston University... Fifth place vs. Cornell... 12th place at Bucknell Invitational...  200-yard breaststroke: 14th place at Bucknell Invitational.

2013-2014 (Freshman):  100-yard breaststroke: 23rd place at Ivy League Championships, with season best time of 56.81... fourth place vs. Cornell...fourth place vs. Brown... 200-yard breaststroke: 21st at Ivy League Championships... personal best time of 2:02.82 vs. Brown, finished second... 10th at Bucknell Invitational...400-yard IM: 23rd place at Ivy League Championships, personal best time of 4:02.20... 13th at HYP...18th at Bucknell Invitational.

Before Yale Lettered in swimming all four years of high school … 5-time All-American in swimming… 3-time Academic All-American… State Runner-up in the 100 yard Breaststroke in 2012 and 2013… Member of the National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, and Mu Alpha Theta… National Merit Finalist… National AP Scholar…Eagle Scout with BSA Troop 1.

Personal:  Member of Timothy Dwight College… Intending to major in Chemistry… Parents, Walter and Peggy, attended UVa… sister, Megan, is currently the co-captain of the swim team at Northwestern.

Why Yale:  The success of the athletic programs, the rigorous academics, and sense of community at Yale are second to none.