Ben Savonen Biography
Ohio State Overview: Ben is a three-year letterman and a fourth-year member of the team who has earned the respect of the entire team because of his work ethic and attitude ... he was named one of three tri-captains of the 2010-11 team in the fall - and voted on by his peers - and he is the only senior captain in the group ... he swims the individual medley events and the freestyle ... majoring in engineering, Ben is a three-time OSU Scholar-Athlete and a two-time Academic All-Big Ten Conference honoree.
Background: Ben was a two-time All-American at Monroe H.S. and a team MVP as a senior ... he was named the 2006 Monroe Evening News Swimmer of the Year ... earned five all-state honors and eight all-Michigan Mega Conference honors ... participated in the 2006 Junior Nationals in Irvine, Calif. ... he is the son of Craig and Ann Savonen and has a younger sister, Candace ... enjoys playing the drums and cinematography.
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