Ben Griggs  
Ben Griggs

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Fargo, N.D.

High School:
Fargo South HS

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 211

Position:
Sprint Free


03/30/2013

Gophers Finish 18th at 2013 NCAA Championships

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

03/30/2013

NCAA Championships Day Three Prelim Results

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

03/29/2013

Gophers Complete Day Two of NCAA Championships

Minnesota has 39 team points to sit in 18th place

03/28/2013

NCAA Championships Day One Prelim Results

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

03/28/2013

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