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Michaelson Named Among Top 100 Swimmers Of Last Century

The College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association’s (CSCAA) named former Owls’ All-American Ben Michaelson as one of its 100 Greatest Men’s Swimmers & Divers of the past century as part of the CSCAA’s 100th anniversary celebration.

“It’s an honor to be selected. I owe it to my parents, my coaches Tim [Quill] and C.J. [Moran], and my teammates,” Michaelson said. “They saw the potential in me where others didn’t and pushed me to be my very best. All I did was show up every day and do the work. I’m very proud of what I accomplished as an athlete at Southern and I’ll always be thankful for the opportunities that the university and the athletic department provided.”

One of the most decorated collegiate student-athletes in the storied history of Southern Connecticut athletics, Michaelson was inducted into the SCSU Athletics Hall of Fame in 2017. He was a 10-time NCAA Division II champion, beginning with wins in the 100 and 200 butterfly in 2001. In 2002, he once again claimed both events and also won the 50 and 100 freestyle events. In 2003, he won the 50 and 100 free as well as the 100 and 200 butterfly events. A three-time NCAA Division II Swimmer of the Year, Michaelson finished his collegiate career as a 20-time All-American.

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