|High School:||Plymouth Salem|
As a sophomore at high school, Ben was part of the four man team that led Salem High School to two first place relays and third overall at the Michigan HS State Championships. As a captain his senior year, Ben was runner up in both the 50 free and 100 fly. In his high school career, he was all state nine times and All American five times. Ben was top of his class of 620 students. He was a National Merit Scholar, National Honor Society Member and is an overall friendly person. Ben's proudest moment was placing fourth last year at the EISL Championship in the 200 butterfly, an event he has developed at Yale, in a national qualifying time. Ben chose Yale for the great education and New Haven's beautiful streets.