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 Michael Oaks

IN THE BSU RECORD BOOKS: Member of the 400 medley relay that set a school record at the 2013 MAC Championships with a 3:19.69.

2013-14: Earned his fourth letter at Ball State ... clocked the fastest 200 free on the team with a season-best 1:42.45 at the 2014 MAC Championships ... turned in a season-best 21.67 in the 50 free and 46.68 in the 100 free at the MAC Championships ... member of the 200, 400 and 800 free relays that all finished sixth at the MAC Championships with times of 1:23.49, 3:05.52 and 6:55.39 respectively ... turned in a 52.30 in the 100 fly against Eastern Michigan and Ohio State. 

2012-13: Earned his third letter at Ball State ... member of the school-record setting 400 medley relay that clocked a 3:19.69 at the MAC Championships ... finished 16th at the league meet in the 200 free with a season-best time of 1:41.15 ... set a personal-best in the 50 free at the Eastern Michigan Invitational with a 21.26 ... turned in a persona-best time of 46.35 in the 100 free at the MAC Championships.

2011-12: Earned his second letter at Ball State ... had the fastest 200 free on the team at 1:40.83 set at the MAC Championships (Mar. 1) ... set a personal record in the 100 free at the league meet with a time of 46.93 ... turned in a season-best time of 21.52 in the 50 free at the conference meet ... member of the 200, 400 and 800 free relay teams that posted times of 1:24.52, 3:03.58 and 6:54.97 respectively at the MAC Championships.

2010-11:Earned his first letter at Ball State … member of the 400 freestyle (3:05.44) and 800 freestyle relays (6:51.33) for fifth-place finishes in the Mid-American Conference Championships (Mar. 3) … fourth on the team in the 50 free (21.84) and third on the team in the 100 free (47.82), with both times from the MAC Championships.

HIGH SCHOOL: Coached by Brett Findley at Franklin Community High School … four-year letterwinner in swimming … three-year state qualifier … three-time all-conference selection … placed sixth in the 100 free at the 2010 state meet with a time of 47.32 … member of the sixth-place 400 freestyle relay (3:11.98) and 10th-place 200 freestyle relay (1:27.71) at the state meet … the effort helped Franklin Community to an 11th-place finish at state, the best in program history … sectional champion in the 100 free and 100 fly as a senior … sectional champion in the 200 free as a sophomore and junior … team MVP as a junior and senior … established school records in the 100 free, 100 fly, 200 medley relay, 200 freestyle relay and 400 freestyle relay … posted personal fast times in the 100 free (47.11) and 100 fly (53.08) as a senior and in the 200 free (1:45.43) as a sophomore.

PERSONAL: Son of Steven and Rebecca Oaks … has one sister, Rachel, and two brothers, Heath and Kyle (a member of the Wooster College swimming & diving team) … born May 14, 1992, in Franklin, Ind. …  majoring in business administration.
Position: Freestyle, Butterfly
Year: Senior
Hometown: Franklin, Ind.
High School: Franklin Community
Major: Business administration
Experience: 3 Letters
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