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|200 Free||1:44.48||2/3/17||at Villanova|
|500 Free||4:32.06||2/23/17||Big Ten Championships|
|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.
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.
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.”