Men's Swimming Adds Three to 2008 Recruiting Class
Jan. 23, 2008
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Jon Hueni (Bremen, Ind./Bremen), Ryan Hinshaw (Saragtoga, Calif./Saratoga) and Tony Mattar (Lake Orion, Mich./Lake Orion) have decided to continue their swimming careers at Indiana University, head coach Ray Looze announced today.
The trio joins Tyler Shedron, Eric Ress and Jim Barbiere whose signings were annouced earlier this season.
Hueni is an All-America honoree in the 200 freestyle and 100 butterfly out of Bremen High School in Bremen, Ind. He has qualified for both Junior Nationals and Nationals in his career and has career-best times of 50.71 in the 100-yard butterfly, 1:42.24 in the 200-yard freestyle and 57.76 in the 100-meter butterfly. Hueni holds 19 records at the school, pool and sectional levels and finished fifth in the 100 fly and 200 free at the Indiana High School Athletic Association state meet as a junior.
Swimming with Irish Aquatics, Hueni was part of a 400-meter medley relay team that finished 37th at Nationals, posting a split of 57.70 in the 100 butterfly. He was also the Indiana state champion in the 100 fly at the ages of 10 and 14.
"Jon is the top senior flyer in Indiana," Looze said. "We feel he will score Big Ten points as a freshmen in the 100 and will surprise a lot of people with how good his 200 becomes. He is a first class citizen and a fine leader."
Hinshaw is a National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association (NISCA) All-American in the 500 freestyle and 400 freestyle relay. His accomplishments include qualifying for Junior Nationals in the 400-meter freestyle, 800-meter freestyle and 1,500-meter freestyle, and becoming a Short Course Nationals qualifier in the 1000 freestyle and 1650 freestyle. Hinshaw has earned three letters in swimming at Saratoga (Calif.) High School and is also a three-year member of the water polo team.
"Ryan is one of the top distance swimmers in the state of California and we believed he will score at the Big Ten level in the mile as a freshmen," Looze said. "He has some big shoes to fill but we have great confidence he will be up to the challenge."
Mattar is a four-time member of the USA Swimming Scholastic All-America team and was the 2006 Michigan Swimming State Champion in the 200-meter butterfly. He is the state record holder in the men's 15-16 short-course yards 200 butterfly with a career best time of 1:50.79. Mattar posted two top-20 finishes in the 50-yard and 200-yard fly and the 2007 NSCA Junior National Men's Open and was a fourth-place finisher in the 200-meter butterfly at the 2007 Central Zone Sectional Men's Open.
Competing with the Oakland Live Y'ers, Mattar helped lead the squad to the 2004 Michigan Swimming combined team championship and runner-up finishes in 2006 and 2007. He was also part of the Michigan Swimming championship 400-yard freestyle relay in 2007. His top times include 48.36 in the 100-yard freestyle, 51.68 in the 100-yard butterfly and 1:55.48 in the 200-yard individual medley.
"Tony will immediately help us in 200 fly and his 400 IM will develop over time," Looze said. "He is a very hard worker who is a perfect fit for our team. I am excited to pair him and Tyler Shedron (also a member of the 2008 recruiting class) together as training partners."
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