Men's Swimming



    Matthew O'Brien  
    Matthew O'Brien

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Lexington, Mass.

    High School:
    The Peddie School

    Height / Weight:
    5-8 / 145

    Event:
    Fly


    SOPHOMORE YEAR (2008-09)

    Indiana's top finisher at the Big Ten Championships in the 100 butterfly, placing 10th with a time of 47.72 ... swam a career best 47.69 in the prelims ... also took 27th in the 200 fly with a career best 1:50.44 ... fifth in the 100 fly in a dual with Missouri and Ohio State ... sixth in the event when taking on Michigan and Tennessee ... second in the 100 fly at home against Northwestern ... won the 100 fly in the season opening win over Kentucky.

    FRESHMAN YEAR (2007-08)

    Saw limited action in his inaugural season, competing in dual meets against No. 1 Texas and No. 5 Michigan ... swam on the 200-yard medley relay team which placed sixth ... clocked times of 2:00.76 in the 200-yard butterfly and 52.28 in the 100-yard butterfly ... also swam the third leg of the 400-yard freestyle relay team which placed ninth.

    PREP/PERSONAL

    Earned four letters in swimming at The Peddie School (N.J.) ... helped lead Peddie to the 2007 Interscholastic Eastern Swimming and Diving Championships ... took second in the 100 back (51.86) ... the squad finished second at 2007 Eastern Zone Speedo Champions Series, with O'Brien taking seventh in the 200 butterfly and posting a personal best 49.52 for fourth place in the 100 butterfly ... won state titles in 2005 and 2006 ... son of Charles and Carol O'Brien ... born May, 27, 1988.

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