Two Wildcats move into NU's all-time top five in their specific events
2012-13: A talented sprint and middle-distance freestyler for Northwestern, competed in the first three dual meets of the 2012-13 season before missing the remainder of the fall with an injury ... Academic All-Big Ten ... CSCAA Scholar All-America honorable mention ... Despite missing so much time, came back to swim three career-best times at the Big Ten Championships and rank second for NU in the 50 free and 100 free, and third in the 200 free on NU's top times list for the year... Also swam with the Wildcats' best 200 free, 400 free and 200 medley relays at the Big Ten Championships, anchoring a 200 medley squad that turned in an NCAA `B' consideration time of 1:26.57 that was .19 of a second from an `A' cut and ranks as the fourth-fastest 200 medley relay in program history ... Qualified for the scoring consolation final of the 50 free at the Big Ten meet with a career-best `B' cut of 20.06 in the prelims before placing 16th overall with a 20.24 in the finals ... Had a career-best 44.49 in the prelims of the 100 free at the conference meet to finish 25th after the morning, then following a scratch that gave him a bonus final lane, moved all the way up to a 19th-place finish with an evening 44.52 ... Went low for an NCAA `B' time and career-best 1:37.74 in the 200 free prelims before placing 24th overall after the bonus final ... Won both the 50 and 100 freestyle races in NU's season-opening dual meet against Eastern Michigan (10/19) ... Also won the 100 free in a double dual versus UIC and Western Kentucky (11/2) and took second in the event versus Purdue (11/3) ... Returned from injury to win the 50 and 100 free races at Milwaukee (1/16) ... Swam a then-season-best 20.46 at the regular-season-ending NU Invitational (2/1) to place second overall ... Scored dual points with a total of 12 top-five finishes ... Transferred from Northwestern after the academic year.
2011-12:Ranked on Northwestern's top times list in three different events ... Was first in the 100 free, second in the 50 free, third in the 200 free and 100 back ... Narrowly missed out on a bonus final second swim in all three of his Big Ten Championships events, which were the 50 free, 100 free and 200 free ... Time during the 50 free main event was a season best ... Earned NCAA `B' provisional qualifying times with the 200 free, 400 free, 800 free and 400 medley relays at the Big Ten Championships ... Leadoff splits with the 400 (44.61) and 800 (a `B' cut of 1:37.84) free relays were season bests ... The 800 free relay ranks third while the 200 free and 400 medley rank fifth on NU's all-time top times list in their respective events ... Swam the second leg on NU's regular-season-best 400 free relay, which defeated No. 25 Missouri by .01 of a second to defeat the Tigers in a double dual meet with Denver (1/28) ... Broke a pool record with the 200 free relay at the Lewis Pool in a double dual versus Lewis and Carthage College (1/7) ... Won the 100 free against Wisconsin (11/11) in his first-career Big Ten dual meet before adding a second dual win in the 200 free versus Lewis and Carthage College (1/7) ... Had nine total top- three dual meet finishes this season ... Finished fourth in both the 50 free and 100 free at the TYR Invitational ... Also won the consolation final of the 200 free, took 10th in the 100 back and was 12th in the 50 fly at the TYR.
High School: Ranked the No. 1 recruit in the state of Kansas by Collegeswimming.com ... Kansas City Sports Commission Missouri Male Athlete of the Year ... Kansas state record holder in the 50 free, 100 free, 200 free relay and 400 free relay ... Voted "Athlete of the Year" at the Kansas state meet as a senior ... Fourteen-time all-American (six individual, eight relay) ... Sixteen-time state medalist (11 state titles) ... Three-time Kansas state champ in the 50 free ... Four top-four state finishes in the 100 free, including one championship ... Seven-time relay state champion, anchoring the winning 200 free relay four times and the 400 free relay three times ... Scored 454 points at state championship meets during his career ... Every race in high school was a state qualifying time ... Three-time team MVP ... Four-time Elite Eight qualifier ... Two-time Kansas City Star All-Metro Swimmer of the Year ... All-Metro selection in the 50 free, 200 free relay and 400 free relay as a sophomore, junior and senior ... Kansas City Star Rockhurst Scholar-Athlete ... High school has won seven-straight Kansas state team titles and holds the record for most points scored at a state meet by a single team (400.5) ... Competed 2.5 years of club with the Tsunami Swim Team of Kansas City ... Sectional, Junior National and Short Course National qualifier ... Holds team records in the 50, 100 and 200 free along with the 100 back ... Holds Missouri Valley Citizenand District records in the 50 and 100 free ... National Honor Society member and National Merit Commended Scholar ... Ignation Honors for have above a 4.0 GPA for eight semesters ... George Eastman Young Leaders award ... Four-time Missouri Valley Swimming All-Academic team ... Three-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American ... Four-year Presidential Service Award recipient ... Active in student government, serving as secretary/treasurer as a junior while chairing the Rockhurst Spirit Contest as a senior.
Personal:Born Matthew Ryan Margritier ... Son of Don and Janis Margritier ... Chose Northwestern over Notre Dame ... Major is undeclared.