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Tony DeBrota
Position: Freestyle, Butterfly
Year: Senior
Hometown: Indianapolis, Ind.
High School: Pike
Major: Earth/Space Science Education
Experience: 3 Letters
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Tony DeBrota Bio
Courtesy: Ball State Athletics
Release: 10/23/2008

2010-11 (JR): Earned his third letter at Ball State … honored with the 2010-11 Robert S. Thomas Scholarship … posted a career best time of 1:54.44 in the 200 fly at the Mid-American Conference Championships (Mar. 3) to finish 14th … finished 13th at the MAC Championships in the 400 IM with a career best time of 4:10.24 … member of the 200 freestyle relay that finished seventh with a time of 1:24.84 at the MAC Championships … also posted a career best time in the 100 fly (51.48), 200 IM (1:56.78) at the MAC Championships.

2009-10 (SO): Earned his second letter at Ball State … ranked fourth on the squad in both the 100 fly (55.02) and 200 fly (1:58.15), with his season-best times coming versus Eastern Illinois (Dec. 4) and at the MAC Championships (Mar. 4), respectively … ranked second on the team in the 400 IM, posting a career-best time of 4:15.24 at the league meet … also turned in career-best times in the 50 free (22.12) and 500 free (4:49.58) at the MAC Championship meet.

2008-09 (FR): Earned his first letter at Ball State … ranked sixth on the squad with a time of 54.90 in the 100 fly at Miami (Feb. 6) … ranked eighth on the team in the 50 free (22.35) and 200 free (1:46.93), while ranking ninth in the 100 free (48.97) and 500 free (5:06.87).

HIGH SCHOOL: Coached by Mason Storm at Pike … four-year letterwinner … team captain as a senior … state qualifier in the 50 free and 200 freestyle relay as a senior, finishing 12th in the 50 free … state qualifier in the 200 freestyle relay as a junior … placed first in the 100 free and second in the 50 free at the conference meet his senior year … tallied personal-best times of 21.92 (50 free), 48.4 (100 free), 1:50.00 (200 free) and 54.8 (100 fly).

PERSONAL: Son of Robert and Cynthia Dralle … has one sister, Nichole, and one brother, Joe … born Aug. 7, 1989, in Indianapolis … majoring in earth/space science education.