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 breaststroke 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 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.