Men's Swimming and Diving Looks for Third Straight Big Ten Title
Sophomore (2013-14) ... Championships Meets ... NCAA Championships (March 27-29): Did not qualify ... Big Ten Championships (Feb. 26-March 1): Finished fifth in the 200-yard breaststroke (1:55.75), sixth in the 100-yard breaststroke (53.43) and 25th in the 200-yard IM (1:48.28) ... Regular Season ... Swam three races at Northwestern (Jan. 11) ... Took third in both the 100-yard and 200-yard breaststrokes at Purdue (Jan. 10) ... Swam three events at AT&T Winter Nationals (Dec. 5-7), including a 13th-place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke (54.48) and a 14th-place finish in the 200-yard breaststroke (1:59.13) ... swam two events at the Univ. of Michigan Open (Nov. 22-24) ... took fifth in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:03.39) against Indiana and Texas (Oct. 25) ... finished third in both the 100-yard breaststroke (56.42) and 200-yard breaststroke (2:03.56) against Notre Dame and Auburn (Oct. 12) ... finished third in the 100-yard breaststroke (56.18) and swam in three other events vs. Iowa (Sept. 27).
Freshman (2012-13) ... Championship Meets ...Finished 20th in the 200-yard breaststroke (1:58.76), 24th in the 100-yard breaststroke (55.36) and 40th in the 200-yard IM (1:50.55) at the Big Ten Championships (Feb. 27-March 2) ...Regular Season ... swam in four events vs. Ohio State (Feb. 1-2) ...took third in the 200-yard breaststroke against Purdue (Jan. 12) ... swam three events at the Purdue Invitational (Nov. 16-18) ... swam three events at Texas/Indiana (Oct. 26) ... swam two events vs. Minnesota (Oct. 5) ... swam four events in collegiate debut against Wisconsin (Sept. 29).
Prep ... University of Detroit Jesuit (2012) ... Michigan State age group record holder in 100-yard breaststroke and 200-yard breaststroke.
National/International... Oakland Live Y'ers (2009-12) ... Competed at USA Nationals (2010-12) ... USA Junior Nationals finalist in 100-yard breaststroke, 200-yard breaststroke, 200-yard backstroke, 200-yard IM and 400-yard IM (2010-12) ... NCSA Junior Nationals (2010-12).
Personal... Matthew James McNamara was born April 26, 1994 ... son of Larry and Donna McNamara ... enrolled in School of Engineering ... open major.