Matthew Thomas
Matthew  Thomas

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Hollister, Calif.

High School:
Valley Christian HS

Event:
Butterfly


PRONUNCIATION:



2016-17 Freshman Season: Improved times in multiple events at the Big Ten Championships: 50-yard fly (20.46), 100-yard fly (47.34), and 200-yard fly (1:46.55) • earned first place in the 100-yard fly with a 48.15 at the Freeman Invitational.

High School/Club:
 Graduate of Valley Christian High School, where he swam for coach Kevin Parizi • set high school record for 200 IM (1:51.86), 100 back (50.01), and 100 fly (47.52) • finished fifth at the state meet in 2016 in the 100 fly • 3-time high school MVP • named Valley Christian Athlete of the Year during his junior season • earned multiple All-America and Scholastic All-America awards • swam for the Santa Clara Swim Club under coach Allison Beebe • was named club’s MVP in 2015 • finished seventh at the Winter Juniors in 2015 in the 200 fly with a time of 1:47.70 • placed second at the Central Coast Section • won the 50 free and 100 fly at the 2016 Dolfin Junior National Championship Cup • broke gold medalist Pablo Morales’ 18-and-under age group record at his club in the 100 fly.

Personal: Son of Mark and Lou Thomas • has one sister, Mackenzie.

Top Times at Minnesota
Event  Time Date
50 free 20.46 2/23/17
100 fly 47.34 2/24/17
200 fly 1:46.55 2/25/17

MORE HEADLINES

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10/11/2017

The University of Minnesota continues to represent at a high level as multiple Golden Gopher teams achieved national rankings this week.

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10/7/2017

The No. 21 Golden Gopher men’s swim and diving team fell short of an upset over No. 20. Florida State falling 179-121.

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The squad will be under the leadership of first year captains Alan LeBlang, Conner McHugh, and Jan Hansen.

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