Matt Patton
Matt Patton

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Matthews, N.C.

High School:
Butler

Event:
Distance/Butterfly


At Michigan... Two-time 2009 All-American (500-yard freestyle, 1,650-yard freestyle) ... Two-time 2009 Big Ten champion (500-yard freestyle, 1,650-yard freestyle) ... 2009 All-Big Ten first team ... Three-time 2008 NCAA All-American (500-yard freestyle, 1,650-yard freestyle, 800-yard freestyle relay)... Two-time 2008 Big Ten Champion (500-yard freestyle, 1,650-yard freestyle), first team All-Big Ten Represented the United States in the 2007 Pan American Games ... Three-time 2007 NCAA All-America (500-yard freestyle, 1,650-yard freestyle, 800-yard freestyle relay) ... Two-time 2007 NCAA All-American honorable mention (200-yard backstroke, 400-yard medley relay) ... Four-time Big Ten Champion (500-yard freestyle (2007), 1,650-yard freestyle (2007) and 800-yard freestyle relay (2006-07)).

Senior (2008-09)... Two-time All-American (500-yard freestyle, 1,650-yard freestyle) ... Two-time Big Ten champion (500-yard freestyle, 1,650-yard freestyle) ... All-Big Ten first team ... Championship Meets ... Earned sixth-place in the 1,650-yard freestyle (14:44.13) at the NCAA Championships (March 28) ... Finished 42nd in the 200-yard freestyle (1:36.95) at the NCAA Championships (March 27) ... Earned fifth-place in the 500-yard freestyle (4:13.56) at the NCAA Championships (March 26) ... Won the 1,650-yard freestyle in a time of 14:57.09 at the Big Ten Championships (Feb. 28) ... Finished 12th in the 200-yard freestyle (1:36.26) at the Big Ten Championships (Feb. 27) ... Won the Big Ten crown in the 500-yard freestyle (4:15.65) (Feb. 26) ... Regular Season ... Won the 200-yard freestyle (1:38.79) and the 200-yard backstroke (1:48.39) at Michigan State (Feb. 8) ... Part of the winning 200-yard freestyle relay with an NCAA `B' time of 1:19.41 at Ohio State (Jan. 31) ... Set a pool-record 9:10.43 in the 1,000-yard freestyle at Ohio State (Jan. 30) ... Took first in the 500-yard freestyle with a consideration time of 4:19.98 and was on the winning 200-yard freestyle with an NCAA `B' time of 1:20.09 at the SMU Invite (Jan. 17) ... Won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:37.29 and was part of the 800-yard freestyle relay that posted an NCAA `B' time of 6:24.33 at the SMU Invite (Jan. 16) ... Won the 500-yard freestyle with a consideration time of 4:22.14, took first in the 1,000-yard freestyle (9:06.56) and second in the 200-yard butterfly with a consideration time of 1:46.10 at Indiana (Jan. 10) ... Won the 400-meter freestyle at the Orange Bowl Classic with a time of 3:59.24 and finished third in the 100-meter butterfly (58.06) (Jan. 3) ... Named Big Ten Swimmer of the Week (Dec. 9) ... Won the 1,650-yard freestyle (14:50.34) and finished eighth in the 200-yard butterfly (1:48.98) at USA Swimming Short Course Nationals (Dec. 6) ... Member of the first-place 800-yard freestyle relay (6:20.86), took second in the 200-yard freestyle (1:34.98) and finished 13th in the prelims of the 100-yard butterfly (47.63) at USA Swimming Short Course Nationals (Dec. 5) ... Won the 500-yard freestyle (4:12.80) at USA Swimming Short Course Nationals (Dec. 4) ... Finished fourth in the 200-yard butterfly (1:49.66) against Texas and Indiana (Nov. 1) ... Member of the third-place 200-yard medley relay (1:31.32) against Texas and Indiana (Oct. 31) ... Won the 1,000-yard freestyle (9:18.52) and finished second in the 200-yard butterfly (1:48.42) against Florida (Oct. 17).

Junior (2007-08)...Three-time NCAA All-American (500-yard freestyle, 1,650-yard freestyle, 800-yard freestyle relay)... Two-time Big Ten Champion (500-yard freestyle, 1,650-yard freestyle), first team All-Big Ten ... Championship Meets... Finished fourth in the 1,650-yard freestyle (14:47.18), seventh in the 500-yard freestyle (4:15.38, 4:14.50 prelims) and was a member of the eighth place 800-yard freestyle relay team (6:24.40) at the NCAA Championships (March 27-29) ... Won the 500- and 1,650-yard freestyle with times 4:16.05 and 14:51.72, also finished second in the 200-yard freestyle (1:35.69) at the Big Ten Championships (Feb. 28-March 1) ... Regular Season... Won the 1,000-yard freestyle with a time of 9:12.00, finished second in the 200-yard butterfly (1:48.71) and the 500-yard freestyle with an NCAA 'B' time of 4:22.37, was also a member of the 800-yard freestyle relay team that posted an NCAA 'B' time of 6:36.14 against Northwestern, Ohio State and Penn State (Feb. 1-2) ... Finished second (1:40.07) in the 200-yard freestyle and second (1:50.66) in the 200-yard backstroke against Michigan State (Jan. 18) ... Touched the wall first in the 500- and 1,650-yard freestyle with NCAA 'B' times of 4:28.78, 15:20.90, also finished second (1:49.61) in the 200-yard butterfly against Indiana (Jan. 12) ... Won the 500- and 1,650-yard freestyle with NCAA automatic qualifying times 4:16.23, 14:49.10 ... also won the 200-yard freestyle with an NCAA 'B' time of 1:36.19 and was a member of the 400-yard medley and 800-yard freestyle relay teams that posted NCAA consideration times of 3:15.09, 6:30.31 at the Husky Invite (Dec. 1) ... Won the 1,650-yard freestyle with an NCAA consideration time of 15:19.84 against Northwestern and Wisconsin (Nov. 17) ... Won the 1,000-yard freestyle (8:59.20) and the 500-yard freestyle with an NCAA "B" time of 4:25.22 against Indiana and Texas (Nov. 2) ... Finished second (15:55.46) in the 1,500-meter freestyle against Florida (Oct. 20).

Sophomore (2006-07)... Three-time NCAA All-America (500-yard freestyle, 1,650-yard freestyle, 800-yard freestyle relay) ... 2007 NCAA All-American honorable mention (200-yard backstroke, 400-yard medley relay) ... Three time Big Ten Champion (500-yard freestyle, 1,650-yard freestyle and 800-yard freestyle relay, first-team All Big-Ten ... Championship Meets... Placed fourth in the 500-yard freestyle (4:14.91), fourth in the 1,650-yard freestyle (14:49.10) and 16th in the 200-yard backstroke (1:51.88, 1:43.89 in prelims) at NCAAs (March 15-17) ... Also swam on the fifth place 800-yard freestyle relay (6:21.11) and helped both the ninth place 400-yard medley relay (3:10.44) and the 17th place 200-yard medley relay team (1:27.31) to school records at NCAAs ... Won the Big Ten title in the 500-yard freestyle (4:17.16) and the 1,650-yard freestyle (14:54.27) and placed seventh in the 100-yard backstroke (48.19, 47.97 in prelims) at the Big Ten Championships (Feb. 16-18) ... Also swam on the Big Ten champion 800-yard freestyle relay team (6:23.20), the fourth place 400-yard medley relay team (3:11.80) and the sixth place 200-yard medley relay team (1:27.91) at the conference championships ... Regular Season... Won the 1,000-yard freestyle (9:12.34), placed second in the 500-yard freestyle (4:26.37) and third in the 200-yard backstroke (1:46.70) against Ohio State and Northwestern (Jan. 26-27) ... Also helped a 400-yard medley relay team to place third (3:05.83) and a 400-yard freestyle relay to finish third (3:18.12) against the Buckeyes and Wildcats ... Won the 1,650-yard freestyle (15:22.59), took second in the 200-yard butterfly (1:49.50) and placed fourth in the 200-yard backstroke vs. Indiana (Jan. 13) ... Also helped an 800-yard medley relay team to finish second (6:48.40) against the Hoosiers ... Won the 200-yard backstroke (1:48.60), placed fourth in the 200-yard freestyle (1:40.09) and helped an 400-yard medley relay team to victory (3:20.39) vs. Purdue (Jan. 12) ... Won the 1,000-yard freestyle (9:08.73), placed third in the 500-yard freestyle (4:27.53) and clocked a time of 1:52.62 in the 200-yard butterfly at Arizona State & California (Jan. 6) ... Won both the 400-meter freestyle (4:03.27) and the 800-meter freestyle (8:32.80) and assisted 400-meter freestyle relay team to a time of 3:32.14 at Arizona (Jan. 5) ... Won the 50-meter freestyle (24.72) at the Mexican National Team (Jan. 3) ... Captured an NCAA automatic qualifying 'A' time at the U.S. Open (Nov. 30 - Dec. 2) after finishing fourth in the 1,500-meter freestyle (15:30.64) and captured two NCAA 'B' times after finishing sixth in the A-final of the 400-meter freestyle (3:56.13) and fourth in the B-final of the 200-meter freestyle (1:52.65) ... Also captured NCAA 'B' times as a part of the 800-meter freestyle relay team that finished second (7:34.03) and the 400-meter medley relay team that came in second (3:46.76) at the U.S. Open ... Won the 100-yard backstroke (50.23), 1,000-yard freestyle (9:13.73) and the 200-yard backstroke (1:48.92) vs. Michigan State and Princeton (Nov. 11) ... Also swam with a 400-yard freestyle relay team that captured the top time (3:02.81) against the Spartans and Tigers ... Captured NCAA Consideration 'B' times in the 1,650-yard freestyle (15:26.25) and the 200-meter butterfly (2:03.53) and assisted a 400-meter medley relay team to a 'B' time of 3:50.76 at Georgia (Nov. 3-4) ... Also placed second in the 200-meter backstroke (2:09.75), placed third in the 200-yard freestyle (1:40.69) and assisted a 400-yard freestyle relay team to place fourth (3:06.82) against the Bulldogs ... Won the 100-yard backstroke (50.10) and the 200-yard backstroke (1:48.69) at Eastern Michigan (Oct. 20) ... also helped a 200-yard freestyle relay team to a time of 1:26.72 against the Eagles ... Took first in the 500-yard freestyle (4:28.21) and second in the 1,000-yard freestyle (9:13.21) vs. Florida (Oct. 14) ... also helped a 400-yard freestyle relay team to a time of 3:09.45 against the Gators.

Freshman (2005-06)... Member of Big Ten Conference champion 800-yard freestyle relay that set IU pool record ... Championship Meets... At Big Ten Championships (Feb. 23-25), won first conference title as member of 800-yard freestyle relay team (6:22.73) ... Also placed third in the 500-yard freestyle (4:22.14), ninth in the 1650-yard freestyle (15:24.17) and 15th in the 400-yard IM (4:00.26) at Big Tens ... At NCAA Championships (March 23-25), placed 17th in the 500-yard freestyle (4:21.28), 21st in the 1,650-yard freestyle (15:12.07) and 33rd in the 200-yard freestyle (1:38.09) ... Regular season... Participated in first collegiate meet vs. Eastern Michigan (Oct. 21), winning the 1000-yard freestyle (9:16.54) and 200-yard butterfly (1:52.06) ... Swam to first NCAA consideration time of collegiate career in the 1650-yard freestyle (15:25.44) against Georgia (Nov. 5), also placed third in both the 200-yard butterfly (1:51.51) and 500-yard freestyle (4:30.67) ... Finished second in the 400-yard IM (4:01.50) and 100-yard backstroke (51.46) vs. Michigan State ... Took fourth with an NCAA automatic time of 15:05.46 in the 1650-yard freestyle and sixth in the 500-yard freestyle with a NCAA 'B' time of 4:22.08 at the Texas Invitational (Dec. 1-3) ... Also earned a consideration time in the 200-yard freestyle (1:38.05) at Texas ... Placed first in the 1,000-yard freestyle (9:06.57) and was a member of second place 400-yard freestyle relay team at Purdue (Jan. 13) ... Took first in the 500- (4:24.81) and 1000-yard (8:57.92) freestyle events at Northwestern (Feb. 4).

Prep... Butler (2005) ... National Honor Society ... Honor Roll student ... 2004 Scholastic All-American ... Two gold medals (800, 1500 freestyle) and one silver (400 freestyle) at 2005 Junior Pan Pacific Championships ... Six-time prep All-American ... Seven-time state champion in 200 free, 500 free, 200 medley relay, 400 free relay ... Finished third in the 500 freestyle as a freshman at NC4A Swimming Championships.

National/International... Competed in the 2008 U.S. Open, finishing second in the 400-meter freestyle (3:50.27), sixth in the 200-meter freestyle (1:50.16), sixth in the 200-meter butterfly (1:59.41) and seventh in the 200-meter freestyle (1:50.74, 1:49.76 prelims) ... Also was a member of the second place Club Wolverine 4x200-meter freestyle relay (7:24.25) at the 2008 U.S. Open ... Represented the U.S. at the 2007 Pan-American in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Personal... Enrolled in the Division of Kinesiology, majoring in athletic training ... Birthday is April 3, 1987 ... Twin brother, Sean, swims for Texas.

EventTimeDate
200-yard freestyle1:35.692/29/08
500-yard freestyle4:14.503/27/08
1650-yard freestyle14:47.183/29/08
200-yard butterfly1:46.98!11/3/06

! converted from 50-meter long course