Ben Potash
Ben Potash
Height: 5-11
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Duxbury, Mass.
High School: Duxbury
Major: Mechanical Engineering

2011-12: Raced in the #2 seat on the varsity boat at the Head of the Charles (10/22) … competed in five races during the season … member of the MIT A four team in the #1 seat at the Foot of the Charles (11/19) … saw action the MIT varsity boat in the #1 seat at the San Diego Crew Championship (3/31); at Yale (4/7); against Harvard (4/14); versus Cornell (4/21); and at Penn (4/28). 

Off The Water at MIT: Majoring in mechanical engineering with a minor and a concentration in economics … held an internship at Pioneer Natural Resources … researched at the Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies … MIT Motorsports FASE Chassis Team leader … Kappa Sigma alumni chair … Gordon Engineering leadership.

High School: A 2010 graduate of Duxbury High School … US Rowing Club Nationals bronze medal in LW 8+ in 2009 and 2010 … rowing captain … lettered four times in swimming and once in track … league Sportsmanship Award … Harvard Book Award … NHS president … chemistry and biology awards … Partridge Award … honorable mention US Rowing Scholastic Honor Roll.

Personal: Son of Annie and Richard Potash … father was on the wrestling team at MIT … mother was on the skiing team at Smith College.