Swimmer Borgert headed to Virginia Tech


Published: Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 12:04 a.m.

Who: Ben Borgert

School: Gainesville

Sport: Swimming

Height: 5-foot-10

Weight: 150 pounds

College chosen: Virginia Tech University

Other schools considered: Alabama and Florida State

Stats: A three-time All-American in the 200 individual medley and 100 backstroke individually and as a member of the Hurricanes’ 200 medley relay team; he took second at this year’s 200 IM at Class 2A state meet and 3rd in the 100 back; as a junior took second in 100 back at state as the Hurricanes captured their first state title; a three-time first team all-area swimmer

Quotable: “I really felt they (Virginia Tech) had a chance to win a conference championship there. I felt the team shared my goals and it is really a hard-working group. I was sort of in awe in all that we accomplished at GHS. I will remember the people on that team, such good teammates and just great people to be around.” — Ben Borgert

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