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Grillo and Garcia lead Nittany Lions
Senior earns honorable mention accolades in 200 backstroke
Relay teams place 18th and 20th in the 400 medley and 200 free relays
PSU sends at least a half dozen swimmers to the National Championships for the fifth straight year
Penn State sits in seventh place with 169 points
ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN (2013-14)
ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN (2014-15)
|100 Fly||49.16||2/28/14||Big Ten Championships|
|50 Free||20.19||2/26/15||Big Ten Championships|
|100 Free||44.55||2/28/15||Big Ten Championships|
|200 Free||1:40.78||3/1/13||Big Ten Championships|
2014-15: Swam in 10 meets for the Nittany Lions; participating in four different events throughout the season…Competed in the 50 freestyle on nine separate occasions…Posted a career-best 20.19 in the 50 freestyle at the Big Ten Championships (2/28), making a NCAA “B” cut time…Notched a career-best 44.55 in the 100 freestyle at the conference championships…Swam in the 200 freestyle on two occasions, taking almost an entire second off of his time at the Georgia Fall Invite (12/6)…Helped the 400 freestyle relay squad to a fifth-place finish at the Big Ten Championships, nabbing the top time of the season for the Blue and White…Was a member of the 200 freestyle relay that posted the top time for Penn State in the 2014-15 season with a NCAA “B” cut time of 1:18.36 at the conference championships… Earned Academic All-Big Ten honors.
2013-14: Competed in four different individual events at seven meets ... Top career marks in the 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle and 100 butterfly came at the Big Ten Championship (2/27-3/1) ... 1:42.09 in the 200 freestyle at the Texas Invitational (12/6) was a season-best mark ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2012-13: Raced in four individual events in his first year as a Nittany Lion ... Swam to the fifth-fastest time of any Penn State swimmer in the 100 freestyle with a mark of 44.96 at the Big Ten Championships (2/27-3/2/13) ... Set a personal record in the 50 freestyle with a time of 20.51 and the 200 freestyle with a mark of 1:40.78 at the Big Ten Championships.
An accomplished swimmer out of Quebec swimming for Ryan Mallette at the Pointe-Claire Swim Club ... Broke 10 Quebec Provincial records during career ... Member of the Canadian Junior National Team in 2010 ... Finalist in the 2010 Spring and Summer Nationals in the 50 free.
Matthew Grillo was born June 4, 1993 in Montreal, Quebec to Michele Delaunay and Gaetano Grillo ... Has a sister, Vanessa, and a brother, Alexander ... Majoring in communications.
ON CHOOSING PENN STATE
"I loved the atmosphere on campus. The academics and athletics are amazing. You are really cared for as an athlete at Penn State."
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