Becker to Captain Bulldogs in 2013-14

Ed Becker. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Ed Becker. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Connecticut Native to Lead Team

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Rising senior Ed Becker has been elected by his peers to be the Yale men's swimming and diving captain for the 2013-2014 season. Becker succeeds Jared Lovett '13 as captain.

Becker has been a regular contributor in the butterfly and freestyle events throughout his career. At the 2013 Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships, he posted two times that ranked among the top three for the season for the team -- a 1:49.26 in the 200 fly (second only to the 1:46.04 posted by rising junior Alwin Firmansyah) and a 1:40.03 in the 200 free (third behind rising junior Rob Harder and rising sophomore Victor Zhang). Both of those times were career bests for him.

Becker also placed among Yale's top four times this season in the 100 fly (51.10 in the meet vs. Dartmouth and Penn) and 1,000 free (9:34.76 at the Ivy League Championships).

Becker is an economics major in Branford College. A native of Milford, Conn., he is a graduate of Fairfield Preparatory Academy. This past year his parents, Ed and Mina, were the recipients of the Robert J.H. Kiphuth Award, given to the individual who has shown outstanding service, dedication and loyalty to Yale University and to the Yale Swimming and Diving program.

Yale went 8-2 this year, the team's best win-loss record since 2004, and also won the Bucknell Invitational. The Bulldogs finished fourth at the Ivy League Championships.