Sophomore Season (2016-2017):
Competed at the NCAA Championships in the 100 fly (46.82/36th), 200 fly (1:44.41/30th) and 200 IM (1:48.66/44th) ... Finished 15th in the 100 fly (47.16), 20th in the 200 fly (1:44.82) and 24th in the 200 IM (1:47.66) at SECs ... Swam a lifetime best in the 100 fly (1:46.45) during NCAA prelims ... Swam a lifetime best in the 200 fly (1:42.91) at the Bulldog Invitational ... Swam a lifetime best in the 200 IM (1:46.45) during SEC prelims.
Freshman Season (2015-2016):
2016 Olympic Trials qualifier in the 100 fly (55.50/113th) ... Registered a NCAA B cut in the 200 fly (1:47.66) during the Bulldog Invite ... Also swam season-best times in the 100 fly (48.41) and 400 IM (3:56.30) during the Bulldog Invite ... 1:57.33 in the 200 IM during Indiana dual meet ... SEC First Year Academic Honor Roll.
Graduated from Elmore County High School ... Competed for Auburn Aquatics club team ... Was a Winter Junior Finalists ... A Junior National Qualifier ... Member of the Bronze National Certified Team.
Son of Todd and Tonya Ballard ... Has eight siblings: Chaz, Jeb, Rebecca, Keith, Sarah, Logan, Justice, and Brantly ... Studying in the College of Architecture, Design and Construction.