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Mark Prior
Player Profile:
Mark Prior 1261159
Position: Fly
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 193
Year: Senior
Hometown: Palo Alto, Calif.
High School: Henry M. Gunn
Cal Success

• Has been the recipient of the Golden Bear Award as the team's top scholar-athlete in 2010 and 2011

• In 2009 had the team's sixth-best mark in the 200 fly (1:51.16)

High School Success

• A 2007 High School All-American in the 100 fly

• Was second in the 100 fly at the 2007 Central Coast Section meet; setting a CCS-record in the prelims (50.53)


• Parents are Christopher and Kathleen Prior

• Majoring in political science

• Born Dec. 21, 1988, in Stanford, Calif.



100 Fly 49.94
200 Fly 1:50.53

Why did you choose Cal?
Cal offered academic and athletic excellence in a lively environment.

What do you think makes Cal different than any other school?
Cal is very diverse - the programs, the student body, and the campus develop a broad and well-rounded perspective on the world.

What is your favorite memory at Cal so far?
Jumping in the San Francisco Bay to swim the Tiburon Mile.

What are your swimming goals from this year and for the rest of your college swimming career?
I want to drop as much time as possible this year in order to contribute at larger meets later in my college career.

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