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 Mitch Gavars

Career Entering 2018-19: Scored 21 points at the Patriot League Championships ... owns Bucknell's third-fastest time in the 1,000 freestyle (9:23.92) and 1,650 freestyle (15:29.64) and eighth-fastest time in the 500 freestyle (4:30.12) ... also member of 800 freestyle relay team that clocked Bucknell's sixth-fastest time (6:38.27) ... four wins in individual events.

2017-18 (Freshman): Scored 21 points at the Patriot League Championships behind a fourth-place showing in the 1,650 freestyle (15:29.64) and an 11th-place finish in the 500 freestyle (4:30.12) ... anchored the bronze medalist 800 freestyle relay team, which clocked the sixth-fastest time (6:38.27) in school history ... also swam the 200 freestyle ... at the ECAC Championships, was a member of the fifth-place 800 freestyle relay team ... also swam the 100 freestyle, 200 freestyle, 200 medley relay and 400 freestyle relay ... took sixth in the 500 freestyle and eighth in the 1,650 freestyle at the Bucknell Invite ... in dual competition, won four individual events and finished as runner-up three times ...  three wins and one runner-up showing came in the 1,000 freestyle, in which clocked Bucknell's top four times of the season.

High School: Four-year letterwinner and two-year team captain at Barrington High School … four conference titles (200 free, 500 free) … two sectional titles (500 free) … two-time USA Swimming Junior National qualifier … three-time USA Swimming Academic All-American … part of the school record 200 medley relay … team was two-time section champions … two-time all-state in water polo, helping team advance to the state tournament twice, win two section titles, and two conference titles. 

Personal: Son of Butch Gavars … one older sister, Samantha … major is Computer Science & Engineering.

Position: Distance Free
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Barrington, Ill.
High School: Barrington
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