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Matt Stasiunas
Matt  Stasiunas

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Avondale, Pa.

High School:
Salesianum

Event:
Free

Birthdate:
05/18/1995

Major:
Biology


02/25/2017

Ryan Claims Silver, Two School Records Fall B1G Finale

Nittany Lions place seventh

02/22/2017

MS&D Sixth After B1G Opening Relays

Nittany Lions swim provisional qualifier in 200 medley relay

01/19/2017

BLOG: Penn State to Honor 12 Seniors This Weekend

01/19/2017

BLOG: Penn State to Honor 12 Seniors This Weekend

11/05/2016

Ryan, Saloky Lead Penn State Swimming & Diving in Double Dual

Ryan, Saloky and McHugh shine

CAREER BESTS
Event Time Date Competition
100 Free 45.06 3/1/14 Big Ten Championships
200 Free 1:36.46 2/24/16 Big Ten Championships
500 Free 4:19.72 3/8/14 Big Ten Championships
1,000 Free 9:17.99 1/29/16 at Navy/Columbia
1,650 Free 15:05.32 2/25/12 Big Ten Championships
200 Fly 1:51.28 12/6/15 UGA Fall Invitational


2015-16 (Junior Year)

Led team in the 200, 1000 and 1650 freestyles and ranked second in the 500 free … Posted three NCAA B-cut times in the 200 free at the Big Ten Championships … Led off the 800 freestyle relay in a personal best 1:36.46 200 split as the team finished fifth in a B-cut 6:24.59 for the second fastest time in school history … Also surpassed the ‘B’ standard individually in the 200, posting times of 1:37.53 and 1:37.05 … Swam a season best in the 500 free at Big Tens of 4:24.70 … Swam a season-best and NCAA B-cut time of 15:29.15 to win the mile at the Penn State Invitational, while also sweeping the 200 (1:39.94) and 500 (4:28.78) frees … First swam a B-cut in the 200 free (1:37.54) at the UGA Fall Invitational (12/5) …) and 1650  frees at the Penn State Invitational (11/13-14) … Won the 200 free (1:41.59) and 100 free (46.16) at Emory (10/3) … Claimed gold in the 200 free in 1:39.87 against Villanova (2/6) … Competed in the U.S. Olympic Trials in the 400 freestyle (4:04.88, 99th) and 200 free (1:52.04, 69th).

2014-15 (Sophomore Year)
Participated in six different events for PSU in the 2014-15 season … Ranked in the top-three for Penn State in four events including: 200 freestyle, 500 freestyle, 1,000 freestyle, and 1,650 freestyle … Took home six first-place finishes, three of which came in the 200 freestyle … Picked up two victories against West Virginia (10/23), taking home the gold in both the 500 and 1,000 freestyle … Notched a win in the 200 butterfly against Villanova (10/31) … Achieved NCAA “B” cut times twice in the 200 freestyle…Swam a personal-best 1:36.46 in the 200 freestyle at the Big Ten Championships (2/26) for a NCAA “B” qualifying mark … Also achieved one NCAA “B” cut time in the 1,650 freestyle at the Big Ten Championships … Was a member of two first-place teams in the 400 freestyle relay during the 2014-15 season.

2013-14 (Freshman Year)
Competed in five different freestyle events, focusing on the 500, 1,000 and 1,650 freestyle ... Swam the 100, 200 and 500 freestyle at the Big Ten Championships (3/1), posting personal bests in the 100 and 200 freestyle ... At the Last Chance Meet (3/8), earning personal records in the 500 freestyle and 1,650 freestyle ... In the only 1,650 freestyle appearance of the season, touched the wall in 15:11.65 at the Last Chance Meet (3/9) ... Finished second in the 200 freestyle at Navy (1/25) and against West Virginia (10/18) ... Placed second at Buffalo (11/2) in the 500 freestyle ... Third-place finish in the 1,000 freestyle at that meet.

High School
Lettered for four years at Salesianum School under head coach Chip Hannig ... Captured nine Delaware state championships ... Set the Delaware state records in the 100, 200 and 500 freestyle and a member of the state record 200 medley relay team ... Was a four-time All-American ... A part of four consecutive state championship teams ... Was a two-time Scholastic All-American ... Also swam for Delaware Swim Team ... Placed 11th in the 100 and 200 freestyle at the 2013 Summer Junior National Championships ... Member of the National Honor Society and Spanish Language National Honor Society.

Personal
Matthew Christopher Stasiunas was born on May 18, 1995 in Wynnewood, Pa. to Christopher and Eileen Stasiunas ... Has a brother, Thomas ... Majoring in science.

Why Penn State?
"I chose Penn State because of the academic excellence. I also was looking for the opportunity to swim at the highest level and know I will be continually challenged to be my best by a great coaching staff and team."

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