Ari Davis | Posted: 1 Apr 2018 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Brad Prolo named MPSF Freshman Swimmer of the Year

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Provo, Utah – BYU freshman Brad Prolo was named the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Freshman Swimmer of the Year.

“He worked very hard this season,” BYU head coach John Brooks said. “He had a great season and I am so proud of him.”

Prolo, from San Clemente, California, entered the MPSF Championships as the No. 1 seed in the 200-yard breaststroke. During the Championships, he was the only freshman to reach finals in both the 100-yard and 200-yard breaststroke. In the finals, the freshman took fifth in the 100-yard breast stroke with a No. 2 BYU All-Time Best of 54.30 and second in the 200-yard breaststroke posting a time of 1:58.19. Prolo also placed seventh in the 200-yard IM while also contributing to BYU’s fourth place finish in the 800-yard freestyle relay and fifth place in the 400-yard freestyle relay.

Throughout the 2017-2018 season, Prolo recorded nine top-three finishes. His top-three finishes include a first place at the Intermountain Shootout in the 100-yard breaststroke and a second place finish the 200-yard butterfly. He also finished second in the 200-yard butterfly against Utah and Grand Canyon.

After the MPSF Championships, Prolo was also named to the First Team All-MPSF in the 200-yard breaststroke as well as Second Team All-MPSF in the 200-yard IM and 100-yard breaststroke.  

This is BYU’s third MPSF Freshman of Year Award. Eric Muir, Payton Sorenson received the award in 2017 and 2013, respectively.  

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