University of Iowa Athletics

#31 Ben Swails

Height 6-2
Weight 185 lbs.
Class Fr.
Hometown Tiffin, Iowa
High School Clear Creak Amana
Ben Swails - Baseball - University of Iowa Athletics


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High School

  • Class 3A Most Valuable Player and 3A all-state captain
  • First-team all-state and all-state Super Team
  • First-team all-district and unanimous first-team all-conference
  • Second-team all-conference and second-team all-district as a freshman and sophomore
  • Slashed .477/.574/.856 for a 1.430 OPS as a senior with 53 hits, 11 doubles, nine home runs, 57 RBIs, 19 walks, 95 total bases, 39 runs and was 17-for-17 on the base paths
  • Hit .327 with 15 doubles, 18 RBIs and 19 walks as a freshman and .368 with 23 RBIs, four doubles and 11 walks as a sophomore
  • Holds school records for single season home runs (9), RBIs (57), slugging percentage (.856) and doubles (15)
  • Helped team to a 2022 conference title, a 2020 conference runner-up and a 2020 3A State Tournament quarterfinal appearance
  • Was a 13U All-American Games Direct selection
  • Also was the district MVP in football as a senior and earned second-team all-state honors
  • Helped football team to two state playoff appearances
  • Second-team all-state selection in basketball, helping team to a third-place finish in 2020
    Five-time state track medalist
  • Earned academic all-state in four sports from 2018-22
  • 2022 Bernie Saggau Award recipient
  • 2022 Academic Excellence and Math Scholar honoree
  • National Honor Society
  • High school coaches were Brent Henry and Nick Zumsande


  • Born March 23, 2004
  • Son of Laura Williams and Shawn Swails
  • Has two older brothers, Robby and Andrew
  • Robby plays baseball at Quincy University
  • Majoring in sport and recreation management