Ben Griggs
Ben Griggs


Fargo, N.D.

High School:
Fargo South HS

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 211

Sprint Free


Gophers Finish 18th at 2013 NCAA Championships

Minnesota's 18th-place finish was an improvement of six spots from last season.


NCAA Championships Day Three Prelim Results

Toomey advances to finals in the 100 free and as a member of the 400 free relay.


Gophers Complete Day Two of NCAA Championships

Minnesota has 39 team points to sit in 18th place


NCAA Championships Day One Prelim Results

Derek Toomey will compete in the Championships Finals of the 50 free.


Toomey Places Third in 50 Free at NCAA Championships

Minnesota sits in 11th place following the first day of competition at the NCAA Championships

Career Notes: Two-time All-American.

2012-13 • Senior Season: Competed in the 50 free, 100 free, 200 medley relay and placed third as a member of the 400 free relay at Michigan (10/5).

2011-12 • Junior Season: Earned two All-American honors at the NCAA Championships • member of the 12th place 200 free relay team (1:18.47) • swam in the 15th place 400 free relay (2:54.85) • swam a new top time in the 50 free (20.27) • also swam a top time in the 100 free (44.10) and 100 fly (49.05) at the Big Ten Championships • member of the third place 400 free relay and fifth place 200 free relay at Big Tens • letterwinner.

2010-11 • Sophomore Season: Set new career top times in three events (50 free, 100 free, 100 back) at the Spring Speedo Championships • also recorded new best times in the 50 and 200 back • letterwinner.

2009-10 • Freshman Season: Swam at the Big Ten Championships where he placed 45th in the 50 free (21.02), 34th in the 100 backstroke (51.34) and 22nd in the 100 free (45.49).

High School: A 2009 graduate of Fargo South High School in Fargo, N.D. • won four state titles at the 2009 North Dakota State Championships in the 50 freestyle, 100 free, 200 free relay and 400 free relay • Junior Nationals qualifier • high school All-American in 50 and 100 free • competed for the Moorhead Marlins club team and coach Pat Anderson • becomes the first North Dakota swimmer to join the Minnesota swimming program since 2000.

Personal: Born March 11, 1991 • majoring in psychology • son of Wes and Stacey Griggs • has one brother, Peter.

Griggs's Top Times:
50 free • 20.27 • 3/24/12
100 free • 44.10 • 2/25/12
100 fly • 49.05 • 2/24/12
100 back • 51.03 • 3/10/11


Zhou, Barnard Named B1G Divers of Week


The Golden Gopher senior divers picked up where they left off last season, earning their first laurels of the fall.

Ski-U-Mah Magazine: Terry Ganley, Minnesota Treasure


The Golden Gophers' associate head coach is in her 40th season on staff at her alma mater.

Gophers Split Border Battle to Start Season


Minnesota's men defeated Wisconsin, and the women lost at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center on Thursday.

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