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 Louis Behnen

Career: Four-time First Team All-Patriot League ... three-time Academic All-Patriot League ... two-time CSCAA Honorable Mention Scholar All-American ... graduated as the school record holder in the 200 free (1:37.85) and 500 free (4:21.91) ... also had the second-fastest 400 IM (3:50.98), second-fastest 1000 free (9:16.63), second-fastest 1650 free (15:21.18), and fifth-fastest 200 back (1:48.60) ... part of eight relays with program top-10 times, including school records in the 400 free relay and 800 free relay ... scored the most career points at the Patriot League Championships (172) of anyone in the league's senior class ... scored 74 points at the ECAC Championships ... 46 first-place finishes in individual events ... three-time Patriot League Swimmer of the Week ... four-time Patriot League Academic Honor Roll ... received the Bison Club Award.

2016-17 (Senior): First Team All-Patriot League ... Academic All-Patriot League ... scored 46 points at the Patriot League Championships, finishing second in the 1650 free, third in the 500 free, and sixth in the 400 IM ... also swam on the third-place 800 free relay ... competed in six events during the season (200 free, 500 free, 1000 free, 1650 free, 200 IM, 400 IM) ... 11 wins in individual events ... won the 500 free in six of nine races and was in the top three in all nine ... won the 1000 free three times and the 200 free twice ... won multiple events in meets against Boston University, Seton Hall, Army West Point, Lehigh, and West Virginia ... earned a spot on the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll ... received the Bison Club Award for the senior student-athlete who best exemplifies the winning spirit of the University's athletic program.

2015-16 (Junior): First Team All-Patriot League for the third consecutive season ... Academic All-Patriot League for the second straight year ... CSCAA Honorable Mention Scholar All-American ... scored 46 points at the Patriot League Championships thanks to a third-place finish in the 1,650 free and fourth-place finishes in the 400 IM and 500 free ... also swam on the second-place 800 free relay and fourth-place 400 free relay ... set a school record in the 500 free, had the second-best time in the 400 IM and was on the record-setting 400 free relay while competing at the championship meet ... went on to take second in the 200 free with a school-record time and second in the 800 free relay at the ECAC Championships ... competed in seven different events during the season ... 12 total first-place finishes, which came in five different events (200 free, 500 free, 1,000 free, 200 back and 400 IM) and 23 top-three finishes ... two-time Patriot League Swimmer of the Week ... earned a spot on the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

2014-15 (Sophomore): First Team All-Patriot League selection for second straight year ... only Bison to be a repeat All-PL choice ... scored 49 points at Patriot League Championships thanks to second-place finishes in 400 IM and 1,650 free and a fourth-place showing in the 500 free ... second straight year with top-five finishes in those three events ... also part of two relays that set program top-10 marks at league meet, including record-setting 800 free relay ... went on to compete in 200 free (3rd) and 200 back (5th) at ECAC Championships ... set school record (1:37.99) in 200 free at ECACs ... competed in 10 different events during the season ... 13 total first-place finishes and 30 total top-three showings ... member of Academic All-Patriot League Team and Patriot League Academic Honor Roll ... named Oct. 20 Patriot League Male Swimmer of the Week after three first-place finishes in a double dual sweep of Boston U. and George Washington ... competed in Barcelona Meet in Spain as part of the Mare Nostrum Series in June 2015 ... posted a pair of runner-up finishes at Mid-Atlantic Long Course Senior Championships in July 2015 ... also part of 800 free relay at that meet which qualified for the August 2015 Phillips 66 National Championships. 

2013-14 (Freshman): First Team All-Patriot League selection ... three top-five finishes at Patriot League Championships ... placed second in 400 IM, third in 1,650 free and fifth in 500 free ... also scored in 200 back (4th) and 200 free (7th) at ECAC Championships ... totaled 10 first-place finishes during regular season ... finished first in four different events ... competed in 500 free and 200 back the most ... CSCAA Honorable Mention Scholar All-American ... member of Patriot League Academic Honor Roll ... broke two long-course meters school records at USA Swimming Junior Nationals in summer 2014.

High School: 2013 Missouri state champion in 500 free … finished second in the state in 200 free ... named 2013 All-Metro Missouri Swimmer of the Year by the Kansas City Star … Junior National qualifier.

Personal: Louis Behnen … born Oct. 12, 1995 … son of Paul and Maria Behnen ... majoring in economics and political science.

Position: Free/Back/IM
Year: Senior
Hometown: Overland Park, Kan.
High School: Rockhurst
Louis Photos:
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