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Drew Tharp
Position: Butterfly
Year: Senior
Hometown: Evansville, Ind.
High School: Reitz Memorial
Major: Biology
Experience: 3 Letters
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Drew Tharp Bio
Courtesy: Ball State Athletics
Release: 10/12/2010

IN THE BSU RECORD BOOKS: Member of the school-record setting 400 medley relay that turned in a time of 3:19.69 at the 2013 MAC Championships.

2013-14: Earned his fourth letter at Ball State ... earned MAC Scholar Athlete of the Week honors twice during the season (Jan. 15, Jan. 23) ... advanced to the consolation finals of the 100 and 200 fly at the MAC Championships where he posted season-best times of 50.10 and 1:52.34 for 16th place in both events ... clocked season-best times of 22.34 in the 50 free, 49.02 in the 100 free and 1:44.52 in the 200 free at the MAC Championships ... member of the 200 medley, 400 medley and 800 free relays at the MAC Championships that finished with season-best times of 1:35.11, 3:29.28 and 6:55.39, respectively.

2012-13: Earned his third letter at Ball State ... named to the Academic All-MAC team ... member of the school-record setting 400 medley relay that turned in a 3:19.69 at the 2013 MAC Championships ... finished 10th at the league meet in the 200 fly with a season-best 1:52.64 ... earned 16th at MAC in the 100 fly with a season-best 50.47 ...clocked a season-best 22.23 in the 50 free at the MAC Championships.

2011-12: Earned his second letter at Ball State ... named to the Academic All-MAC team ... posted a personal-best time of 1:51.20 in the 200 fly at the MAC Championships (Mar. 1), that time ranks third all-time in BSU history ... turned in the second-fastest 100 fly on the team with a 50.38 at the league meet ... clocked a 22.05 in the 50 free in the conference championships and a 49.54 in the 100 free at the Eastern Michigan Invitational (Dec. 1).

2010-11: Earned his first letter at Ball State … turned in the team’s third-fastest time in the 100 fly (52.01) and the 200 fly (1:56.05) at the Mid-American Conference Championships (Mar. 3).

HIGH SCHOOL:Coached by Frances and Dave Enzler at Reitz Memorial High School … four-year letterwinner in swimming … two-time state qualifier in the 100 fly … placed 19th in the 100 fly at the 2010 state meet with a time of 53.51 … turned in career-best times in the 100 fly (52.8) and 100 free (49.00) as a senior … club swimmer for G.R.E.A.T (Greater Evansville Aquatic Team).

PERSONAL:Son of Andy, who was a four-year letterwinner for the Ball State men's swimming & diving team from 1981-84, and Patty Tharp … has one sister, Meg, and one brother, Matt … born June 13, 1991, in Indianapolis … majoring in biology.