2-Time 2020 Nebraska State Finalist Ben DuBay Commits to Hope College

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Ben DuBay of Omaha, NE has announced his decision to swim for Hope College beginning in the fall of 2020.

I’m proud to announce my commitment to further my swimming and academic careers at Hope College. Thank you to all my friends, family, and coaches who have helped me get here!

In February, DuBay competed at the Nebraska High School Swimming Championships. He swam the 100 and 200 free, as well as two relays. The Millard West High School senior placed 8th in the finals of in the 100 free with a time of 47.75, after having gone a personal best time in prelims (47.09). During his prelims swim of the 200 free, DuBay earned a personal best time of 1:43.38 and he placed 3rd. He finished 4th overall in finals, swimming only 0.25 seconds slower than he had gone in prelims.

DuBay led off Millard’s 200 free relay with a best time of 21.48. He was followed by Dylan Fucik, Andrew Kenny, and Jordan Stalheim for a fifth place finish. DuBay also participated on the team’s 400 free relay which placed 4th. Fucik led off, while DuBay (46.37), Kenny, and Stalheim brought it home for Millard West.

In July of 2019, DuBay swam at the 2019 Speedo Champions Series at Jenks. The sprint specialist swam the 50, 100, and 200 free, as well as the 50 back and a relay. He earned personal best times in each of his events at the long course meet and secured a spot in the D-final of the 200m free, touching 30th overall after finals.

Top SCY Times:

  • 50 free – 21.48
  • 100 free – 47.09
  • 200 free – 1:43.38

BuBay will be one of Hope College’s top sprinters when he gets to campus in the fall. His 50 free time will place him 5th, his 100 free will make him the team’s third-fastest, and his 200 free will make him the fourth-fastest. His ranking in the sprint events make him a strong contender for the team’s A-relay at conference.

Hope College finished 3rd at the 2020 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Championships. Bailey Smith, Gabriel Boonstra, and Daniel Clyde were some of Hope’s top swimmers, each bringing home multiple medals, including a gold for the 800 free relay.

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