Matt Papenfuss  
Matt Papenfuss

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Winona, Minn.

High School:
Winona Senior HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 178

Position:
Freestyle/Butterfly

Experience:
HS


07/11/2012

Gophers Place 86 on Big Ten Distinguished Scholar List

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

06/26/2012

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.

03/28/2012

Gophers Earn 67 Winter Academic All-Big Ten Spots

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

02/24/2012

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

02/22/2012

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.

2009-10 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:
Closed the regular season with a win in the 200 free at the Minnesota Challenge.

2008-09 • FRESHMAN SEASON:
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.

HIGH SCHOOL:
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.

PERSONAL:
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