AS A JUNIOR IN 2014-15
National STUDENT-Athlete Day honoree ... UCSD Athletics All-Academic Team.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2013-14
CSCAA Scholar All-America honorable mention ... Swam four season-best times at the PCSC Championships ... Season best in the 100 backstroke with a time of 51.77, 100 fly (50.67), and 200 fly (1:54.99) during the preliminaries ... During the PCSC Championships final in the 200 backstroke, swam a season-best time of 1:50.26.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2012-13
CSCAA Scholar All-America honorable mention.
Swam for NGSV Gator Aquatics in Laguna Hills as a high school freshman before moving to Mission Viejo Nadadores for his remaining three years.
A 2012 graduate of Laguna Hills High School ... Helped team to three Pacific Coast League championships.
Born June 3, 1994 in Fountain Valley ... Parents are Scott and Nancy Mitchell ... Has an older sister named Sarah and an older brother named Jake ... Majoring in history at Muir College ... Hopes to go to graduate school to attain a master's degree and doctorate, and ultimately become a history professor... Making his first Junior Nationals cut in the 200 backstroke is his most memorable swimming moment ... Reading, writing stories, poetry, watching Netflix, going to the beach, long walks and video games are some of his hobbies ... Roots for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Los Angeles Lakers, San Diego Chargers and Dallas Cowboys ... Favorite athlete is Aaron Piersol ... Sherlock Holmes, Forrest Gump and Taken are his favorite movies ... Listens to Shakira, Blink-182, Bob Marley, Coldplay, Jack Johnson, Sublime and Owl City ... Loves orange chicken ... Greatest influences include Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, William Shakespeare, Abraham Lincoln, Richard the Lionheart and William Wallace ... One thing people may not know about him is that he has a white and grey stuffed wolf on his bed named Balto.