Sophomore: As a sophomore, Bray had a breakthrough year in his breaststroke events. Bray won the 100- and 200- breaststroke at the Purdue invite in 53.72, and 1:56.64 just off his prelim time of 1:55.82 respectively. Bray competed at the BIG EAST Championship for a 2nd place finish in the 200- breaststroke for his best time of 1:55.74 earning Bray an All- BIG EAST performer recognition. He also swam the 100- breaststroke for 4th in 53.66. Bray was also apart of the BIG EAST Champion 400- medley relay splitting a 53.44. Bray qualified for his first NCAA championships swimming the 100-, 200- breaststroke in 54.23, 1:57.40 and the 400 medley relay swimming the breaststroke leg while splitting a 53.33 to earn 18th . Addison was named to the Athletic Director's Honor Roll.
Freshman: Bray added depth to the Cardinals breaststroke group as a freshman. At the BIG EAST Championship, Addison competed in the 200-IM, 100- and 200-breast. In his first BIG EAST race, he placed fourteenth in the 200-IM and recorded a personal best time of 1:49.88. In the 100-breast, he set another personal best in his first BIG EAST Final with a time of 54.25, which was good enough for third place. In the 200-breast, he placed fifth with a best time of 1:57.84. Addison was named an All-BIG EAST performer. After the BIG EAST Championships, he competed at the Ohio State Last Chance Qualifier and topped the time he set at BIG EAST in the 200-breast with a 1:57.57. In the fall, Addison captured his first Olympic Trials Qualifying time at the Tennessee Invite in the 200-breast with a time of 2:18. 24. In the double dual meet against Cincinnati and Eastern Michigan, he posted two second place finishes in the breaststroke events and a third place finish as a member of the 200-medley relay team.
Prep: Addison Bray joins
the Cards via Terre Haute
South High School and
Coach Jeff Thompson's
Terre Haute Torpedoes. A
five-time high school All-
American, the breaststroke specialist was
runner-up at the 2010 Indiana High School
State Meet in the 100-breast after posting the
fastest time of the meet in the preliminaries
(55.17). He won the consolation finals of
the 200-medley relay at the 2009 state meet
and currently holds the 100-breast record
in Indiana. A member of the 2009 National
Select Camp, he chose UofL over Auburn,
Indiana and Tennessee.
Personal: He is the
son of Corey and Kimberly Bray. Born March
27, 1993. Major is biology.