The William & Mary swimming program will be well-represented in Omaha, Neb., as the U.S. Olympic Trials get underway. Benjamin Skopic, '20 is an accomplished athlete and scholar for William & Mary. Not only did he complete his undergraduate degree in Physics in three years, but is now a doctoral student in the Department of Applied Science in the Nanomaterials and Imaging Lab under the guidance of Prof. Hannes Schniepp.
Skopic is set to swim the 200m IM (swim 50 meters of each of the four strokes), where his best of 2:04.01 from the 2019 Summer Nationals is also the school record. At the 2020 CAA Championships, Skopic swept the 200 IM and the 400 IM, and also won the 200 breast and swam on the winning 800 free relay to finish his career with a total of eight CAA Championships. Skopic was also named the CAA Leadership & Sports Excellence Award winner at the end of the season.
This year, USA Swimming has split the Trials into two meets - Wave I, which will run Friday-Monday, June 4-7, and Wave II, which will take place June 13-20. Skopic will compete in the 200 meter IM in Wave I on Monday, June 7th. Good luck, Ben! We’re so proud of you! Go Tribe!
Men's Swimming: Tribe Athletics - Benjamin Skopic