Jessica Prater
Jessica Prater
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
South Point, Ohio

High School:
Grace Christian School

Height:
5-7

Event:
Mid/Distance

Experience:
3L

2006-07 (Junior): Was second on the team in the 1000-yrad freestyle with a season best time of 10:41.64 which shattered her previous best by five seconds...Ranked fourth on the squad with a time of 17:57.31 in the 1650-yard freestyle...Was fourth-place in the 1000-yard freestyle in the Herd's duel match versus Xavier ... Finished third in the 200-yard butterfly and 500-yard freestyle against Youngstown State.

2005-06 (Sophomore): One of the Herd's more versatile swimmers, competing in nine separate events...Finished third in the 400-yard IM at Duquesne with a time of 4:48.41...Placed second in the 1650-yard freestyle with a time of 18:00.52 at YSU...Recorded a season-best time of 10:49.99 in the 1000-yard freestyle at Miami...Recorded a career-best 17:57.31 in the 1650-yard freestyle at the Miami Invitational.

2004-05 (Freshman): Competed in the 200-, 500- and 1650-yard freestyle at the MAC Championships...Finished sixth in the 200- and 500-yard freestyle against Toledo and Buffalo, respectively...Posted two six-place finishes in the 1000-yard freestyle versus Buffalo (11/12/04) and Bowling Green (1/21/05)...Finished fifth in the 100-yard backstroke vs. Ohio (1:09.14).

High School: Was a four-year letterwinner at Grace Christian School...Was the team captain for five years...Swam club for HYCAT for nine years.

Personal: Full name is Jessica Elaine Prater...Born on March 13, 1986...Daughter of Greg and Carla Prater...Has one younger sister, Kendra (19), who attends Duquesne University, and one younger brother, Ethan (14)...Majoring in dietetics.