Benjamin Gunn
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    Benjamin Gunn

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Gainesville, GA

    High School:
    Riverside Military Academy

    Height:
    6-1

    Event:
    Fly/Back/IM

    2009-10 Highlights: MWC Champion in the 200 individual medley for the second-consecutive season, setting a conference and school record with a time of 1:47.22 ... All-MWC in three individual and three relay events ... All-MWC in the 100 back, 200 back, 200 IM, 400 free relay, 200 medley relay and 400 medley relay ... swam the teams' fastest times in the 100 back (48.64), 200 back (1:46.28) and 200 IM ... set a school record in the 100 back and swam the second-fastest 200 back ... swam the leadoff leg of the 400 fre relay ... anchored the teams' 800 free relay team ... led-off the 200 and 400 medley relay groups.

    2008-09 Highlights: Named team MVP ... set three individual school records at the MWC Championships (200 IM - 1:47.52, 100 butterfly - 47.83, 200 butterfly - 1:46.40) ... won his first conference title in the 200 IM ... all-conference performer in both the 100 and 200 butterfly events, finishing sixth and fourth, respectively ... posted NCAA `B' standard marks in both the 200 IM and 200 butterfly ... also swam on three relays which earned all-conference honors and set new school records ... anchored the 800 free relay which finished second with a mark of 6:32.32 ... swam the third leg on the 400 medley relay (3:15.01) and the 400 free relay (2:58.63), which placed second and third, respectively ... honored as the Air Force Athlete of the Week on March 2.

    2007-08 Highlights: Earned all-conference accolades in both the 100 and 200 butterfly, finishing sixth and third, respectively, in the events ... mark of 49.11 in the 100 fly ranked fourth in Air Force history, while time of 1:48.14 in the 200 fly was tied for fourth in the Falcons' record books ... also swam on the all-conference 800 free relay team, which placed second ... finalist in the 200 backstroke at the MWC Championships, finishing seventh ... ranks fifth in Air Force history in the 200 back (1:48.57) and ninth in the 100 back (51.05) ... qualified for the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials, competing in the 100 butterfly.

    High School: Lettered two years in swimming ... coached by Marc Paglia ... eight-time all-state selection ... two-time All-American as a senior ... swam for the Lanier Aquatics club team, coached by Jim Young ... also lettered two years in tennis ... member of National Honor Society ... class salutatorian.

    Personal: Member of cadet squadron 30 ... son of Joe and Jo Gunn ... has three siblings, Alison, Jerry and Max ... nickname is Tanto Sr. ... majoring in foreign area studies ... plans to become a pilot ... hobbies include whitewater kayaking, guitar and relaxing ... favorite food is sushi ... favorite movie is Robin Hood: Men in Tights ... favorite quote: "My religion is kindness." -Buddha.

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