Matt Papenfuss
Matt  Papenfuss


Winona, Minn.

High School:
Winona Senior HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 178




Gophers Place 86 on Big Ten Distinguished Scholar List

List of student-athletes with a 3.7 or better GPA grows by 26 percent


Plummer Advances to 100 Backstroke Finals at U.S. Olympic Trials

The former Gopher finished second in Tuesday's semifinals with a time of 53.24.


Gophers Earn 67 Winter Academic All-Big Ten Spots

Minnesota student-athletes well represented on Winter Academic All-Big Ten Teams


No. 16 Minnesota in Sixth Place after Day 3 of Big Ten Championships

The Gophers continue to improve every session, heading into the final day with 235 points


No. 16 Minnesota Opens Big Ten Championships with Pair of Provisional Marks

Day two of the Big Ten Championships will get underway Thursday at 11:00 a.m.

2011-12 • SENIOR SEASON:
Placed in two events at the Big Ten Championships • member of the third place 800 free relay (6:25.60) • placed 20th in the 200 free (1:37.78) • also finished 49th in the 50 free and58th in the 100 free • earned the runner-up spot in the 200 free at the Minnesota Challenge, Missouri Dual, HawaiiDual and against Wisconsin • Academic All-Big Ten • letterwinner.

2010-11 • JUNIOR SEASON:
Swam on the fourth-place 800 free relay at the Big Ten Championships • also competed in the 50 free, 100 free, and 200 free • set new career-best times in the 100 and 200 free at the Gopher-It Invitational • Academic All-Big Ten • letterwinner.

Closed the regular season with a win in the 200 free at the Minnesota Challenge.

Placed fourth in the 50 free and 100 free at the Falcon Invitational • clocked a career-best 45.57 in the 100 free to finish fourth at the Minnesota Challenge • finished third in the 200 free in a career-best 1:39.60 at the Challenge and took fourth in the 50 free in 20.79.

A 2008 graduate of Winona Senior High School • high school coach was Steve Burt • was the runner-up in the 200 free at Minnesota State AA meet to Gopher teammate Paul Tierney • also placed third in the 100 free as a senior • won two section titles in the 100 and 200 free as a senior, breaking meet records in both events • won the 2007 Minnesota Long Course state title in thte men's 17-and-over 200 free • 2008 NISCA All-American • all-state honoree in 2007 and 2008 • earned six letters in swimming • also competed for Winona Swim Club • National Honor Society member • four-year Academic letterwinner.

Born April 5, 1990 • son of Jay and Trudy Papenfuss • statistics major • enjoys disc golf, video games and following professional sports.

Papenfuss's Top Times:
50 free 20.76 2/24/12
100 free 44.92 3/6/11
200 free 1:37.21 3/6/11
500 free 4:44.03 2/4/12


Gophers Fly Past Denver

Gophers Fly Past Denver

1/13/2018 - M. Swimming

Minnesota enjoyed their return to the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center with a pair of dual wins over Denver Saturday afternoon.

Gophers Victorious in the Aloha State

Gophers Victorious in the Aloha State

1/7/2018 - M. Swimming

Minnesota wrapped up their annual training trip to Hawai'i with a pair of victories Saturday evening.

Gophers Complete Tennessee Diving Invite

Gophers Complete Tennessee Diving Invite

1/5/2018 - M. Swimming

Minnesota diving closed out the final day of the Tennessee Diving Invite with four top eight finishes on the platform.

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