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Ben Tuben
Position: Fly/Sprint Free
Year: Senior
City/State: Fairfax, Va.
High School: Thomas Jefferson HS for Science and Technology
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Ben Tuben
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Updated: 07/18/2013

Honors: First Team All-America (100 Fly - 2012) ... ACC Champion (200 Free Relay - 2011) ... All-ACC (200 Free Relay - 2011) ... ACC Academic Honor Roll (2012) ... CSCAA Scholar All-America First Team (2012)

2011-12: Finished career at Duke by capturing First Team All-America accolades in the 100 fly, taking eighth in the nation at the 2012 NCAA Championships ... also broke the school record in that performance, touching in 46.35 ... joined teammate Piotr Safronczyk as the first Blue Devil swimmers to achieve All-America status and score at an NCAA Championships meet in over 30 years ... also competed in the 50 free at the NCAA Championships, coming in 48th in the event prelims with a career-best time of 20.11 ... member of the Blue Devils' 200 medley relay team that set a new ACC and program record with a 1:25.98 clocking at the Ohio State Last Chance Qualifier in March ... Duke's top performer in the 100 and 200 fly during the 2011-12 season ... captained the Blue Devil men to a seventh-place showing at the 2012 ACC Championships ... took fifth in the conference in the 100 fly (47.38) and finished 16th at the 200-yard distance (1:50.33) ... guided the 200 and 400 medley relay squads to a pair of podium finishes 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 with a time of 3:12.02 ... also competed on the 200 free relay which placed seventh in the conference ... tallied six first-place finishes in butterfly events during the course of the regular season, including a first-place showing in the 100 fly at the Nike Cup Invitational (48.84) ... helped the 400 free relay team take first in back-to-back dual meets against South Carolina/Queens and reigning ACC champion Virginia ... member of the 200 medley relay that turned in first-place performances against Maryland, South Carolina, Queens and at the Nike Cup Invitational ... leaves Duke as the program record holder in both butterfly events as well as a member of the 200 free, 400 free, 200 medley and 400 medley relay teams.

2010-11: Closed junior campaign in top condition, setting three new school records ... as a member of the 200 free relay team, broke the school record with a time of 1:18.52 at the 2011 ACC Championships to earn the conference title (also a first for the program) and collect All-ACC honors ... set the record in the 200 fly (1:47.39) while also sprinting to a third-place finish in the 400 free relay, clocking in a time of 2:54.41 ... opened season as a member of the 200 free relay team which broke the school record at UNC Wilmington ... that relay team also established a new pool record at 1:32.52 in the 200 medley relay in the season home opener against Maryland ... took eighth in the men's 100 fly at the Nike Cup ... won the 100 fly with a mark of 50.42 against Virginia.

2009-10: Competed in the 50 free (20.91), 100 fly (48.34) and the 200 fly at the ACC Championships ... broke the school record for the 200 fly in the ACC Championship meet with a time of 1:48.72 ... over the summer, competed in the 2010 ConocoPhillips USA Swimming National Championships in Irvine, Calif., finishing 97th overall in the 100 fly with a time of 57.35.

2008-09: Came on strong at the end of his first season with two top-25 finishes at the ACC Championships ... set a lifetime best in the 100 fly at the conference meet, recording a mark of 48.97 during prelims before posting a 49.51 in the finals to claim 24th place ... also took 24th place in the 200 fly, swimming a career-best 1:52.56 in the prelims and coming back in 1:55.16 at finals ... clocked 52.65 in the 100 fly to finish third against Maryland and NC State ... stopped the clock in 22.18 seconds for a season-best in the 50 free at the Gamecock Invitational ... recorded his first collegiate victory in the 100 back against Gardner-Webb (55.12).

Prep: Broke the Virginia state record in the 100 butterfly with a time of 49.77 during preliminaries ... 2008 Honorable Mention All-Metro team for D.C. area ... qualified for Junior Nationals as a junior in the 100 fly with a time of 51.77, and as a senior in the 100 fly (49.64) and 200 fly (1:53.71) ... made bonus event times for the 100 backstroke ... dropped two seconds off time at Junior Nationals in 200 fly senior year (1:51.93) ... had Junior Nationals qualifying times in 100 and 200 fly ... swam best time of 22.95 in 50 fly ... automatic All-America in the 100 fly and 200 medley relay ... broke school record both junior and senior year in the 100 fly ... also swam 100 backstroke in the Virginia state meet as a senior ... qualified for states in the 100 fly as a freshman, sophomore, and junior and swam in the consolation finals all three years ... 2007 all-region in 100 fly ... All-America in 200 medley relay ... took third in the medley relay as a sophomore and qualified for regionals in the 100 backstroke ... 2006 all-district in 100 fly and 400 free ... four-year letterwinner ... Potomac Valley Swimming PVS Scholar-Athlete for four years ... swam for the Potomac Marlins club team in Fairfax since age seven ... also a principal cellist in the Advanced Symphonic Orchestra junior and senior years ... advanced to All-Regional and All-State Orchestra.

Personal: Born Benjamin Patrick Tuben on Jan. 9, 1990 in Fairfax, Va. ... son of Jerry and Pamela Tuben ... has two brothers, Daniel and Mark, and one sister, Michelle ... favorite athlete is Alex Ovechkin of the NHL's Washington Capitals.


Duke Career Bests:
50 Free: 20.11 (3/22/2012)
100 Free: 46.87 (1/14/2012)
100 Fly: 46.35 (3/23/2012)
200 Fly: 1:47.39 (2/26/2011)

In Duke's Record Books:
100 Fly:
46.35 (3/23/2012)
200 Fly: 1:47.39 (2/26/2011)
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)

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