2017-18: Made the 'B' final in the 100-yard backstroke recording a time of 49.85 marking his second-best time ever at Univ. of Tennessee Invitational.
2016-17: Two-time Honorable Mention All-American, achieving the feat in the 200 medley relay and the 200 free relay...Achieved All-BMC honors as part of three relay teams: the 200 medley, 400 medley and 200 free relay...Ended the year with six victories, including four in the 100 back, with two of those coming in Cincinnati...Also captured first place in the 200 back against Cumberlands and the 100 back against Limestone...Helped the team set new programs records in the 200 medley relay and the 400 medley relay at nationals...Swam on five relay teams that finished first in the regular season.
2015-16: All-BMC honoree in the 100 Back after finishing sixth at the BMC Championships... Registered eight wins during his debut season with four wins coming in the 100 Back against Bellarmine, King, Limestone and the University of the Cumberlands... Finished in the top-eight twice at the BMC Championships... Owned the team's fastest time of the season in the 100 Back.
High School: Joins the Carson-Newman swim team by way of Midway High School but swims with nearby Oak Ridge High School. Qualified for sectionals and the NCSA Junior Nationals in the 100 Back and 50 Free.
Personal: Son of Sarah Hughes... Great aunt, Rhonda Shields, played basketball for Carson-Newman in 1978-79.