BSU Men's Swimming & Diving BIO
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 Mitch Prather

2015-16: Earned second letter at Ball State ... named Academic All-MAC ... marked a pair of season best times at the Eastern Michigan Invitational, including the 100 breast (1:04.67) and 200 breast (2:28.60) ... also posted two season best times at home against Mid-American Conference foe Miami in both the 50 free (22.41) and the 100 free (49.04).

2014-15: Sidelined majority of the season, Prather only turned in a season best time of 24.43 in the 50 free at the 11th annual Douglas A. Coers Invitational against Grand Valley State University.

2013-14: Earned his first letter at Ball State ... clocked lifetime-best times in the 100 and 200 breast at the MAC Championships with times of 1:01.43 and 2:15.62, respectively ... turned in a season-best in the 200 IM at the Doug Coers Invitational with a time of 2:12.82 ... other season bests include: 22.86 in the 50 free at the MAC Championships; 52.94 in the 100 free at the Eastern Michigan Invitational.

HIGH SCHOOL: A four-year letterwinner for head coach Andy Renie at Lawrence Central High School ... was a state qualifier in the 200 breast in the summer and winter of 2013 ... 200 breast divisional champion in 2013 ... finished in fourth place at sections in 2013 in the 100 breast ... captain of the team as a senior ... named to the Academic All-Conference team as a senior ... named men's swimming Athlete of Character as a senior ... personal-best times: 100 breast (1:02.53), 200 breast (2:19.66) and 200 IM (2:10.18) ... captain of the lacrosse team his junior and senior years.

PERSONAL: Son of Bradley and Terry Prather ... has one sister and one brother ... born May 8, 1995 in Indianapolis ... father played football at Butler University ... majoring in exercise science.

Six From Men’s Swim & Dive Earn Academic All-Conference
Position: Breaststroke, Individual Medley
Year: Senior
Hometown: Indianapolis, Ind.
High School: Lawrence Central
Major: Exercise science
Experience: 2 Letters
Mitch Photos:
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