Quickly-Improving Ben Stevenson Will Become a Hoosier With Verbal to Indiana

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NEW COMMIT: Futures qualifier Ben Stevenson of New Albany, Ohio has announced his verbal intention to continue his academic and swimming career at Indiana University beginning in the fall of 2022.

He will join Alex Stone, Harry HerreraAlejandro Kincaid and Drew Reiter as a member of the Hoosiers’ Class of 2026.

Regarding his commitment, he said:

“I am so excited to announce my verbal commitment to continue my academic and athletic career at Indiana University! I want to thank my family, coaches and friends for supporting me along the way! I would also like to thank the coaching staff at Indiana for giving me this great opportunity! Go Hoosiers!!”

A sprint freestyler, Stevenson trains year-round with New Albany Aquatic Club and most recently earned four best times at Geneva Sectionals this past weekend after finaling in four events at the NCSA Championships in March. He also placed ninth in the 50 free, 10th in the 100 free, and 12th in the 200 free at the 18&U Winter Championships – Oxford in December.

Stevenson has made big improvements in just the past year, dropping a second in the 50 free, two in the 100 free, and three in the 200 free.

His best times include:

  • 50 free – 21.10
  • 100 free – 45.76
  • 200 free – 1:40.93

A rising senior at St. Charles Prep School, Stevenson placed ninth in the 100 free and 11th in the 50 free as a junior  at the Ohio State Championships.

Under head coach Ray Looze, the Hoosiers finished second overall in the team standings at the 2021 Big Ten Championships.

The Hoosiers are bringing in a large and talented Class of 2025 that includes Joseph RaddeFinn BrooksNichita BortnicovAidan ReaganRafael MiroslawJackson CarlileLuke BarrSean SwiftJosh MathenyLucas Piunti, and Mason Carlton in Bloomington in the fall of 2021.

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