Ben Bravence
Ben  Bravence

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Overland Park, KS

High School:
Olathe East Senior HS

Event:
Middle Distance Free


03/23/2016

Gophers Earn Academic All-B1G Laurels

The Big Ten Conference has recognized 69 student-athletes from the University of Minnesota as Academic All-Big Ten honorees.

03/23/2016

Gophers Earn Academic All-B1G Laurels

The Big Ten Conference has recognized 69 student-athletes from the University of Minnesota as Academic All-Big Ten honorees.

02/27/2013

Day One of Big Ten Championships Concludes

Minnesota sits in fourth with 54 team points

02/26/2013

No. 14 Gophers Set to Compete at Big Ten Championships

Minnesota will open competition at the Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center on Wednesday night.

02/09/2013

Gophers Post Strong Finish At Minnesota Challenge

Minnesota won 15 events on the day

11/22/2014

Grand Prix Day3

Swimming

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2015-16 Senior Season: Recognized at 2016 Golden Goldys for Outstanding Achievement in Leadership and Service • Named Academic All-Big Ten • Tallied three gold marks and 12 top-five finishes during the regular season • At the 2016 Big Ten Championships, Bravence placed 9th in the 800 free relay, 30th in the 200 fly and 46th in the 200 free • Won the 200 fly in Minnesota’s win at Hawaii • Placed first in the 500 free and 2nd in the 200 fly in the Gopher “W” at North Dakota. 

2014-15 Junior Season:
At the 2015 Big Ten Championships, Bravence finished 26th in the 200 fly, 39th in the 200 free, 35th in the 500 free and 5th in the 800 free relay (2/26-2/28) • Took home 4th in the 200 free, 5th in the 100 free and 11th in the 100 fly during the Big Ten Triple Dual vs. Northwestern and Purdue (1/30-1/31) • Placed 4th in the 200 free and 7th in both the 100 fly and 200 fly at N.C. State (1/23-1/24) • Finished 2nd in the 200 fly at Hawaii (1/7) • Took 2nd in the 200 fly, 8th in the 100 free, 9th in the 100 fly and 19th in the 50 free at the 2014 Jean K. Freeman Invite (12/5-12/6) • At the 2014 Arena Grand Prix, Bravence placed 5th in the 200 fly, 9th in the 200 free, 11th in the 500 free, 14th in the 100 fly and 47th in the 100 free (11/20-11/22) • Placed 7th in both the 100 fly and 200 fly at Florida (11/8) • Finished 5th in the 100 fly and 7th in the 200 free vs. Iowa (10/31) • Took 3rd in both the 100 fly and 200 free against Wisconsin (10/17) • Won the 200 free and finished 6th in the 500 free at Arizona State.

2013-14 Sophomore Season:
Placed 23rd in the 200 fly (1:50.48), finished 27th in the 200 free (1:37.06), and finished 45th in the 500 free (4:31.11) at the Big Ten Conference Championships (02/27-03/01) • Placed 2nd in the 200 fly (1:50.23), placed 11th in the 200 free (1:45.18), and placed 11th in the 100 fly (51.47) at the Minnesota Challenge (02/08) • Placed 5th in the 500 free (4:35.76), and placed 11th in the 200 free (1:44.20) vs. Purdue and Wisconsin-Madison (12/31-02/01) • Placed 2nd in the 500 free (4:27.69), placed 7th in the 200 fly (1:53.10), and placed 2nd in the 200 free (1:37.78) vs. NC State (01/24) • Placed 1st in the 200 fly (1:50.14), and placed 18th in the 50 free (21.95) at the Jean Freeman Invitational (12/06) • Placed 2nd in the 1650 free (15:28.97), placed 5th in the 200 fly (1:48.26), and placed 8th in the 200 free (1:39.99) at the Minnesota Grand Prix (11/14-11/16) • Placed 2nd in the 500 free (4:30.13), and placed 3rd in the 200 free (1:40.58) vs. Iowa (11/01) • Placed 7th in the 100 fly (51.69), placed 2nd in the 1650 free (15:49.95), placed 7th in the 200 free (1:44.77), and placed 6th in the 500 free (4:40.67) vs. Wisconsin (10/18-10/19) • Placed 6th in the 500 free (4:35.17), and 5th in the 200 free (1:39.76) vs. Florida (10/12) • Placed 6th in the 500 free (4:46.45), and 1st in the 200 free (1:41.25) vs. Arizona State (10/05).

2012-13 • Freshman Season:Placed third in the 200 free and seventh in the 500 free vs Iowa (11/2)• finished second in the 200 free and fourth in the 500 free against Wisconsin (10/26) • had the third-fastest time in the 500 freestyle, was the top finisher for the Gophers in the 200 freestyle and has the fourth-best time as a member of the 400 free relay at Michigan (10/5).

Personal: Majoring in finance.

Top Times at Minnesota:
200 free • 1:37.06 • 02/28/2014
500 free • 4:26.13 • 11/21/2014
100 fly • 49.08 • 11/20/2014
200 fly • 1:47.65 • 03/01/2014

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