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Matthew DiNunzio
Matthew  DiNunzio

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Murrysville, Pa.

High School:
Pittsburgh Central Catholic

Event:
Free/Fly

Major:
Kinesiology


CAREER BESTS

Event Time Date Competition
200 Free 1:44.48 2/3/17 at Villanova
500 Free 4:32.06 2/23/17 Big Ten Championships
1000 Free 9:36.10 10/6/16 Towson
1650 Free 15:48.10 2/25/17 Big Ten Championships
100 Fly 51.56 10/6/16 Ohio State Invite
200 Fly 1:46.60 2/25/17 Big Ten Championships

 

2016-17 (Freshman Year)
Competed in eight meets, including the Big Ten Championships, primarily in the butterfly with time in the distance events, as well … Earned career bests at the Big Ten Championships in the 1650 free (15:48.10), the 200 fly (1:46.60) and the 500 free (4:32.06) … Placed 12th in the 200 fly in an NCAA B-cut time to lead the team for the season in the event ... Ranked third on the team for the 1650 free and sixth in the 500 free … Swam the thirdd-fastest 1000 free (9:36.10) on the team for the season against Towson to place runner-up.

High School
Four-year letter winner at Pittsburgh Central Catholic under Coach Merci McCarthy in the freestyle and butterfly … All-American in the 500 free … Two-time all-state pick in the 500 freestyle and 2016 all-state honoree in the 100 butterfly … 2015 and 2016 WPIAL AAA 500 freestyle champion … Two-time PIAA AAA top-eight finisher in the 500 free, and also placed eighth in 100 butterfly … Helped lead team to section championships 2015-2016 … Team captain as a senior … USA Swimming Scholastic All-American … National Honor Society member … 2016 Esmark All-American … Also swam for JCC Sailfish … 2015 800 free relay champions at Speedo Sectionals … Placed second at 2016 Speedo Sectionals in 1650 and 100 freestyle.

Personal
Full name is Matthew Robert DiNunzio … Born November 12, 1997 in Buffalo, New York …Parents are Bob and Cindy Dinunzio …Mother, Cindy, swam at Pitt …  Has a younger sister, Laura … Uncle, Allan Rose Jr., attended Penn State … Majors in kinesiology.

Why Penn State?
“I chose Penn State because I loved the team’s commitment to the sport and academic opportunities the university offers.”

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