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Men's Swimming & Diving

Ben Spaid
Ben Spaid
Height: 6-0
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Naples, N.Y.
High School: Naples
Event(s): Diving

Best Scores: 1M 6 Dive (258.75)...1M 11 Dive (385.55)...3M 6 Dive (266.55)...3M 11 Dive (468.25).

SUNYACs 2017: placed fifth on 1 meter (464.10) ... placed fourth on 3 meter (480.35).

DIII NCAA Diving Regional 2017: finished 11th on 1 meter (413.90) ... finished 9th on 3 meter (454.80).

SUNYACs 2016: Placed fifth on 1 meter (462.35) and 3 meter (491.90).

DIII NCAA Diving Regional 2016: Finished eighth on 3 meter (442.50) and 11th on 1 meter (418.25).

SUNYACs 2015: Finished ninth on 3 meter (416.10) and eighth on 1 meter (391.65)

DIII Regional Meet: Finished tenth on 3 meter (393.55) and 12th on 1 meter (360.25) 

 SUNYACs 2014: Finished 16th on the 1 meter board (356.00) and 12th on the 3 meter board (395.30).

Prior to Geneseo: Dove for Naples High School under coach, Courtney Gursslin ... four-time Finger Lakes Division 2 League Diving Champion from 2010 to 2013.

Personal: Benjamin "Ben" Paul Spaid was born in Dallas, Texas ... raised in Naples, N.Y. ... parents are Mark and Patty ... has three siblings, Jake, Megan and Luke ... cousin, Katrina, plays softball at UAlbany ... cousin, Katie, plays volleyball at Corning Community College ... mother, Patty, played volleyball at Baptist Bible College ... uncle, Darryl, played basketball at Baptist Bible College ... sister, Megan, runs cross country at Baptist Bible College ... majors in math and minors in French ... enjoys circus arts, yoga, pop music and cats ... is known around school as 'hula hoop kid' for his skill and passion hula hooping ...  favorite professional athletes are Tom Daley and Matthieu Rosset ... started diving in eighth grade after his cousin had been diving in high school ... after his good friend, Tia, marched him to the swimming coach telling her that "he wants to be a diver," the coach looked him up and down and said "Your first practice is tomorrow night" ... favorite athletic-related moment was breaking 300 for 3 meter 6 dives and breaking 500 for 3 metter 11 dives ... lists his diving coach (Shawn Austin), diving teammates, and his high school swimming coach (Courtney Gursslin) as having the most influence on his diving career ... says that his diving coach, Shawn, "always believes in me more than I usually do in myself and pushes me because I don't always push myself" ... credits his diving teammates for being "the best of pals on the pool deck" when he's having a stressful practice ... lists his high school swimming coach, Courtney Gursslin, for introducing him to the sport and always supporting him.

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