Ben VanderWeide
Ben  VanderWeide

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Byron Center, Mich.

High School:
Byron Center

Height:
5-10

Event:
Distance Free/IM

Major:
Accounting


06/29/2017

OAKLAND STUDENT-ATHLETES EARN SPRING 2017 HORIZON LEAGUE ACADEMIC HONOR ROLL DISTINCTION

For the eighth consecutive semester, Oakland led the Horizon League with 146 student-athletes meeting Honor Roll criteria

01/27/2017

OAKLAND STUDENT-ATHLETES EARN 2016 FALL HORIZON LEAGUE ACADEMIC HONOR ROLL DISTINCTION

For the seventh consecutive semester, Oakland led the Horizon League with 147 student-athletes meeting Honor Roll criteria

06/30/2016

OAKLAND STUDENT-ATHLETES EARN 2016 SPRING HORIZON LEAGUE ACADEMIC HONOR ROLL DISTINCTION

For the sixth consecutive semester, Oakland led the Horizon League with 126 student-athletes meeting Honor Roll criteria.

01/15/2016

OAKLAND LEADS HORIZON LEAGUE IN HONOR ROLL FOR FIFTH STRAIGHT SEMESTER

For the fifth consecutive semester, Oakland led the Horizon League with 123 student-athletes meeting Honor Roll criteria.

12/16/2015

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10/10/2015

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2016-17:
Competed in the 200 (1:42.89) and 500 free (4:41.93) at Horizon League Championships
Swam a career best time of 4:18.55 in the 400 IM

2015-16:
▪ Placed sixth in the 1,650 freestyle (16:02.69) and eighth in the 500 freestyle (4:37.03) at Horizon League Championships
▪ Competed in the 200 freestyle at Horizon League Championships (1:42.69)
▪ Ranked in the top four on the team in the 500, 1,000 and 1,650 freestyle

Academic Honors:
▪ Horizon League Academic Honor Roll (Fall 2015)
▪ Horizon League Academic Honor Roll (Spring 2016)
▪ Horizon League Academic Honor Roll (Fall 2016)

High School:
▪ All-State in the 200 and 500 free finishing fifth in the state in both events as a junior in 2013.
▪ 2013 Michigan Long Course State Meet champion in the 400, 800 and 1500 free.
▪ Holds varsity records in the 200 IM, 200 and 500 free at Byron Center.
▪ Three-time All-Conference member.
▪ Competed at the MHSAA Division I State Meet as a freshman, sophomore and junior.

Personal:
Full Name: Benjamin Raymond VanderWeide
Birthdate: August 6, 1996
Parents: Ron and Mary VanderWeide
Siblings: Andy

Top Three Reasons for Choosing Oakland:
1. Strength of Academics
2. Strength of swim team
3. Team camaraderie

VanderWeide Personal Bests
Event 2016-17 Top Time Career Top Time
100 Free -- 48.86
Cleveland State
1/30/16
200 Free 1:42.89
2017 HL Championship
2/22/17
1:42.69
2016 HL Championship
2/24/16

500 Free

4:39.16
Zippy Invite
12/2/16
4:34.11
2016 HL Championship
2/24/16

1,000 Free

9:51.04
Wayne State
10/29/16
9:43.23
UIC/Wright State
11/14/15

1,650 Free

16:27.28
Zippy Invite
12/2/16
16:02.69
2016 HL Championship
2/24/16

200 Fly

2:00.96
Zippy Invite
12/2/16
2:00.96
Zippy Invite
12/2/16

400 IM

4:18.55
UIC Quad
11/4/16
4:18.55
UIC Quad
11/4/16

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