2011-12: Excelled in the sprint free events and as a member of Duke's relay squads during his junior campaign ... anchored the Blue Devils' 200 medley relay that set a new ACC and program record with a 1:25.98 clocking at the Ohio State Last Chance Qualifier in March ... also notched the program's fastest 50 free time of the season in a 19.78 time trial performance at Ohio State ... anchored the 200 and 400 medley relay teams to a pair of podium finishes at the ACC Championships as the 200 medley relay team took second and the 400 medley relay third ... the 400 medley relay also set a new school record and surpassed the NCAA provisional standard in that event at 3:12.02 ... also competed on Duke's 200 and 400 free relays at ACCs ... winner of the 50 free on six occasions during the regular season, including at the Nike Cup Invitational and against reigning ACC champion Virginia ... took first in the 100 free four times on the season, including in a season-best 44.66 showing in the season opener against Maryland ... earned eight NCAA provisional standards in the 50 free ... opened the season with a 19.84 clocking in the 50 free against Maryland, which was the fastest time in the nation for several weeks ... tabbed ACC Men's Swimming & Diving Performer of the Week twice during the regular season ... named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll ... over the summer, competed at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Omaha, Neb., clocking 23.24 in the 50-meter freestyle to finish tied for 60th.
2010-11: Closed a standout season by setting four school relay records at the 2011 ACC Championships ... anchored the 200 and 400 medley relay and opened the 200 free relay, in which Duke took first, becoming the first relay team in program history to do so ... also earned All-ACC honors as a member of the winning 200 free relay ... became only the second Blue Devil to break 20 seconds in the 50 free event, tagging the wall at 19.78 to finish fourth at the conference meet ... posted a 45.19 split to help the 400 free relay take first against North Carolina ... winner of the 50 free (20.49) and the 100 free (45.85) against South Carolina ... took first in the 50 free at the Nike Cup as the only Blue Devil to advance to the finals ... won the 50 free (20.65) and took second in the 100 free (46.82) against Maryland ... set three pool records at Taishoff in the season opener against UNC Wilmington, including the 50 free (20.37), 200 free relay (1:22.23) and the 200 medley relay (1:32.52) ... named to the All-ACC Academic squad and the ACC Academic Honor Roll ... during the summer, competed in the 50 and 100-meter freestyle prelims at the 2011 ConocoPhillips National Championships in Palo Alto, Calif. ... also swam in a 50 freestyle time trial, posting a time of 23.23 to qualify for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials.
2009-10: Placed first in his first two collegiate meets in both the 50 free (20.98) and 100 free (46.61) ... totaled 14 first-place finishes during the regular season ... anchored the men's 200 medley relay at the ACC Championships that posted a school record time of 1:27.99 ... notched a personal-best time of 19.71 in that performance ... member of the 200 free relay team that placed fourth in the ACC meet with a school record breaking time of 1:19.67 with Nick Garvy, Spencer Booth and Murillo Adrados ... finished the ACC Championships with a third-place finish in the 400 free relay with Booth, Sean Smith and Garvy in a school record breaking time of 2:56.94 ... season-best performance also came at the ACC Championships - a ninth-place showing in the 50 free at 20.15 ... over the summer, competed at the 2010 ConocoPhillips USA Swimming National Championships in Irvine, Calif., finishing 42nd in the 50 free with a time of 23.53 ... named to the All-ACC Academic team and the ACC Academic Honor Roll.
Prep: Four-year letterwinner at the Shanghai American School ... named MVP his junior and senior seasons ... member of the Community Service Club and Habit for Humanity ... valedictorian of his graduating class.
Personal: Born Benjamin L. Hwang on Dec. 6, 1990 in Los Angeles, Calif. ... son of Henry Hwang and Helen Tseng ... has one brother, Anthony ... an international comparative studies major ... favorite athlete is U.S. Olympic swimmer Jason Lezak.
Duke Career Bests: 50 Free: 19.78 (2/24/2011; 3/4/2012) 100 Free: 44.44 (2/26/2011)
In the Duke Record Books: 200 Free Relay: 1:18.52 (2/24/2011) 400 Free Relay: 2:54.41 (2/26/2011) 200 Medley Relay: 1:25.98 (3/4/2012) 400 Medley Relay: 3:12.02 (2/24/2012)