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    Matt Grevers
    Matt Grevers

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Lake Forest, Ill.

    High School:
    Lake Forest

    Height / Weight:
    6-8 / 215

    Event:
    Back/Sprint Free

    Birthdate:
    03/26/1985



    Olympic Career: Two-time Olympian, competing for Team USA in Beijing in 2008 and London in 2012 ... Earned a spot on the 2008 Olympic team with a second-place finish in the 100 back at the U.S. Olympic Trials on July 1, 2008 ... Went on to win an individual silver medal in the 100 back while earning relay golds with the 4x100 free relay and 4x100 medley relay in Beijing ... In 2012, won the 100 back at the U.S. Olympic Trials with the second-fastest time in the history of the event with a 52.08 ... Also finished third at the Trials in the 100 free to guarantee a spot on the 4x100 free relay ... Won gold in the 100 back with an Olympic record time of 52.16 ... Won relay gold with the 4x100 medley relay, teaming with Michael Phelps in the legendary Olympian's final race ... Also won silver with the 4x100 free relay to give him six career Olympic medals (4 gold, 2 silver).

    Career: Four-time NCAA champion (200 back in 2007, 400 medley relay in 2007, 100 back in 2006, 100 back in 2005) ... Earned 27 All-America citations ... Holds Big Ten Conference records in the 100 free, 200 free relay and 400 medley relay ... Broke school records in the 50 free (19.35), 100 free (42.33), 200 free (1:34.21), 100 back (45.61), 200 back (1:38.71) and 200 IM (1:41.96) ... Member of NCAA-record-breaking 400 medley relay, which swam a 3:04.40 at the 2007 NCAA Championships ... That record would be broken in 2009 ... Member of all five of NU's top all-time relays ... Holds six individual Norris Aquatics Center pool records in the 50 free, 100 free, 100 back, 200 back, 100 fly and 200 IM while also holding pool records as a member of the 200, 400 and 800 free relays and the 400 medley relay.

    2006-07: Won the third NCAA individual title of his collegiate career, swimming a school-record time of 1:38.71 to win the 200 back by over two seconds ... NU's first three-time NCAA champion in individual events since Al Schwartz in 1930 ... Is the third swimmer in NCAA history to swim a sub-1:40 in the 200 back ... Swam the backstroke leg of the 'Cats 400 medley relay that claimed NU's first NCAA relay title since 1932 and set an NCAA record time in the process (3:04.40) ... Finished second in the championship final of the 200 IM at NCAA's, swimming a school-record time of 1:41.96 ... Also took home third in the 100 back, breaking his own school record in the process (45.61) ... Swam on NU's third-place 400 free and fourth-place 200 free relays at the NCAA Championships that also broke school records ... In the last swim of his collegiate career, broke his own school record as the leadoff leg of the 400 free relay (42.33) ... Amassed six more All-America honors to leave Northwestern with 27, the most in school history ... Leaves Northwestern with the school record in six events and having played a part in all five school records in relays ... Earned his fourth-consecutive 50 free Big Ten title with a 19.53 in the finals ... Won the 200 back at the Big Ten Championships with the sixth-fastest swim in NCAA history, turning in a 1:39.53 ... Finished second in the 100 back at the Big Ten meet with a time of 45.94 ... Member of NU's three Big Ten-title winning relays ... Named National Swimmer of the Week twice during the season by Collegeswimming.com (11/21, 1/16) ... Tied the Big Ten's season record by being named Big Ten Swimmer of the Week four times (10/31, 11/21, 1/23, 1/30) ... Also tied the career record for Big Ten Swimmer of the Week honors with 10 ... Set personal bests in the 100 free (42.33), 200 free (1:34.21), 100 back (45.61), 200 back (1:38.71) and 200 IM (1:41.96) ... Named Swimmer of the Meet at the TYR Invitational after breaking three individual pool records (100 free, 100 fly, 100 back) and having a hand in breaking three relay pool records as well (200 medley, 400 free, 800 free) ... Won every single event he entered throughout the course of the regular season ... Broke his own school record in the 200 free at the Dallas Morning News Classic, swimming a time of 1:34.21 that was also an NCAA `A' cut time, pool record and meet record ... Also broke the pool and meet records in the 100 and 200 back at the DMN Classic ... Part of Northwestern's best relay times in all five relay events.

    2005-06: Named the Big Ten's Co-Swimmer of the Year and first-team All-Big Ten ... Has earned 21 All-America honors in his three years as a Wildcat, grabbing seven more at the 2005-06 NCAA Championships ... Defended his NCAA championship in the 100 back, winning with a time of 45.93 ... Became the first back-to-back NU champion since Bill Heusner in 1948 and 1949 ... Earned All-America honors with a sixth-place finish in the 50 free and a ninth-place finish in the 100 free ... Earned All-America accolades by finishing fourth with the 200 and 400 medley relays and seventh with the 200 and 400 free relays ... Won three individual golds and five overall at the Big Ten Championships ... Became the first conference swimmer to win the 50 free and 100 back at the Big Ten Championships in three-consecutive years ... Set individual school records in the 200 free and 200 back ... Member of the relay team that set school records in the 200 medley relay and the 400 medley relay ... Recorded team-best times in the 50 free, 100 free, 200 free, 100 back and 200 back in 2005-06 ... Named Big Ten Swimmer of the Week three times, on Nov. 22, Jan. 17 and Feb. 7 ... Earned Collegeswimming.com's National Swimmer of the Week honor on Jan. 17 ... Earned a silver medal as a member of the 4x100 medley relay at the Short Course World Championships in Shanghai, China ... Swam the fly leg during the preliminary heat ... Earned a bronze medal in the 4x100 free relay, recording a time of 47.47 during the second leg of the United States' third-place finish in the prelims ... Participated in four events, advancing to the finals in the 100 back and 100 IM at the World Championships ... Earned a spot in Sports Illustrated's Faces in the Crowd department.

    2004-05: Became Northwestern's men's swimming's first national champion since 1958 with his victory in the 100 back at the NCAA Championships ... Beat Florida Olympian Ryan Lochte with a career-best and school-record time of 45.62 in the finals ... Earned two other All-America honors as an individual by making the final heats of the 50 and 100 free at NCAA Championships ... Finished seventh in the 50 free with a time of 19.55 and sixth in the 100 free with a time of 42.63 ... Swam the backstroke leg for the 'Cats 200 medley relay team that placed fifth and 400 medley relay team that placed fourth at the NCAA Championships ... Both relays set school records at the NCAA Championships ... Member of the 400 free relay quartet that placed seventh and earned All-America honors at the NCAA Championships ... Also earned honorable mention All-America honors as a member of the Wildcats' 200 free relay that won the consolation final and placed ninth ... Earned seven All-America honors in total ... Honored as Swimmer of the Big Ten Championships and named first-team All-Big Ten after winning five events and placing second in two others ... Won the 50 free at the Big Ten Championships with a Big Ten and Northwestern-record time of 19.35 ... As a foreshadow of things to come, won the 100 back at the Big Ten Championships with a then-Big Ten and Northwestern record time of 45.92 ... Also set a Big Ten and school record in the 100 freestyle with a time of 42.62 in the prelims before finishing second in the finals ... Member of the 200 freestyle relay and 400 medley relay that both broke the Big Ten and Northwestern records and finished first at the Big Ten Championships ... Swam the backstroke leg for the 200 medley relay quartet that won the Big Ten Championship and set a school record in the process ... Part of the 400 free relay squad that set a school record and finished second to Minnesota at the Big Ten Championships ... Named Collegeswimming.com's National Swimmer of the Week on November 24 ... Honored as Big Ten Swimmer of the Week on November 23 ... Named Co-Swimmer of the Meet at the TYR NU Invite on November 21.

    2003-04: Earned two All-America and five honorable mention All-America honors in three individual and four relay events ... Posted individual All-America performances in the 50- and 100-meter freestyle and the 100-meter backstroke ... Broke school records in the 50 free,100 free and 100 backstroke ... Member of then-school-record breaking and All-America 200 and 400 freestyle and 200 and 400 medley relays ... Named Co-Big Ten Swimmer of the Year, Big Ten Freshman of the Year and first-team All-Big Ten ... Won four gold medals in the Big Ten Championships (50 free, 100 free, 100 backstroke and as part of the 400 medley relay team) ... Broke the then-Big Ten, Big Ten Championships, pool and Northwestern records in the 100 back with a time of 46.68 ... Set a then-Big Ten Championship record in the 50 free (19.44) ... Swam a then-Big Ten-record 46.74 split in the 100 backstroke leg of the 400 medley relay at the Championships ... Collegeswimming.com's Swimmer of the Week (2/6) ... Two-time Big Ten Swimmer of the Week (11/25, 2/2) ... Also swam in three events at the U.S. Olympic Trials in July ... Made the final of the 100-meter backstroke, finishing seventh with a personal-best 55.13 ... Also made the semis in the 100-meter and 50-meter free ... Set personal bests in both (50.18 in the 100 free, 22.82 in the 50 free).

    High School: All- American, All-State and Team MVP ... State and National Champion ... Named Chicago Sun-Times Athlete of the Year and Chicago Tribune/WGN Channel 9 Athlete of the Month (February 2003) ... Set state marks in the 50-yard and 100-yard freestyle events and the 100 backstroke ... Led the Scouts to the school's first state title in boys swimming ... Swimming World High School Swimmer of the Year ... Team was named Swimming World's national high school champion ... Placed fourth at Nationals in the 100 backstroke ... Competed in Youth Olympic Festival in Australia in January of 2003 ... Swam for the Patriot Aquatics Swim Club, coached by Lea Mauer, a former Olympic medalist and American record holder in the 100 backstroke ... His senior year, was ranked in the top-10 in the world rankings for 15-to-17- year-olds in the 50 and 100 free and the 100 and 200 back ... Also a standout water polo and volleyball player.

    Personal: Born Matthew C. Grevers on 3/26/85 ... Son of Ed and Anja Grevers ... Chose Northwestern over Texas, Arizona and California ... Majoring in communication studies.

    GREVERS' PERSONAL BESTS

    50 Free 19.35
    100 Free 42.33
    200 Free 1:34.21
    100 Back 45.61
    200 Back 1:38.71
    200 IM 1:41.96