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Matt Grillo
Matt  Grillo

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Montreal, Quebec

High School:
John Rennie

Event:
Free

Birthdate:
06/04/1993

 

02/06/2016

Penn State Swimming & Diving Sweeps Villanova

Nittany Lions honor 15 seniors

02/05/2016

Swimming & Diving Hosts Villanova for Senior Day Saturday

Nittany Lions to honor 15 seniors

12/06/2015

Men’s Swimming Concludes Action at Georgia, Princeton

Nittany Lions take on top competition in three-day meet

12/05/2015

Stasiunas Leads on Second Day at Georgia

Nittany Lions taking on top competition in three-day meets

12/04/2015

Men’s Swimming & Diving Completes First Day at Georgia, Princeton

Nittany Lions taking on top competition in three-day meets

ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN (2013-14)
ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN (2014-15)

CAREER BESTS

Event Time Date Competition
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 (Junior Year)
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 (Sophomore Year)
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 (Freshman Year)
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.

High School
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.

Personal
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.

Why 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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