Hall Of Fame Citation
Records are made to be broken. In a sport like swimming, that saying is especially true. With advances in everything from training to nutrition to swimsuits, records in swimming fall on a frequent basis. It is all the more impressive, therefore, that Angel Prado still holds nine school records and one Centennial Conference record a dozen years after he last swam at Washington College.
As a participant in a dual-degree Engineering program with the University of Maryland, Angel spent just three years on the Washington College swim team, but that was more than enough time to leave his substantial mark on the program. He is the school and conference record holder in the 100-yard butterfly, the school record holder in the 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle, 200 freestyle, and 200 individual medley, and is part of the school record holding relay teams in the 200 and 400 freestyle and 200 and 400 medley relays.
Angel holds the distinction of being the first All-American in the history of the Washington College men’s swim team, achieving the feat in the 100 freestyle in 1996 and earning All-America status again in 1997, this time in the 100 butterfly.
A ten-time gold-medalist at the Centennial Conference Championships, Angel was named the Most Outstanding Performer of that championship meet in 1996 and again in 1997.
Angel won the college’s Thomas Reeder Spedden Medal in 1998 before moving on to the University of Maryland for two years to complete his dual-degree program. While at Maryland, Angel used his final year of eligibility swimming for the Division I Terrapins. He received his B.S. in Physics from Washington College in 1999 and a Master’s in Mechanical Engineering from Maryland the following year.
A native of Spain, Angel graduated from Vineland High School in New Jersey. He still holds several school records at Vineland.
Washington College considers it an honor and privilege to induct Angel Prado into its Athletic Hall of Fame on this 30th day of October, 2010.