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Matt Grillo
Matt  Grillo

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Montreal, Quebec

High School:
John Rennie

Event:
Freestyle

Birthdate:
06/04/1993


02/28/2015

Ryan & Savoy Strike Gold and Silver on Day 3 of B1G's

Penn State sits in seventh place with 169 points

02/28/2015

Savoy `s Silver Highlights BIG's Final Day as PSU Finishes 7th

Senior claims his second silver of the four day championship session as PSU earns 232 points

02/08/2015

Lion Swimmers Dominate on Day 2 of Va. Tech Invite

Penn State captured top six slots and seven of eight in the 100 fly

01/24/2015

Lion Swimmers Power Past Navy, 173-127

Shane Ryan and Nate Savoy combine for five first place finishes as PSU improves to 6-3

01/17/2015

Men's Swimming Edged by Yale, 181-172

Savoy earns his third top finish in two days as Lions win gold in five total events

ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN (2013-14)

CAREER BESTS

Event Time Date Competition
100 Fly 49.16 2/28/14 Big Ten Championships
50 Free 20.41 2/27/14 Big Ten Championships
100 Free 44.70 3/1/14 Big Ten Championships
200 Free 1:40.78 3/1/13 Big Ten Championships

LION CAREER
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.

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.

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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