Matt Ryan Bio - Hawkeye Sports Official Athletic Site
Men's Swimming

Matt Ryan
Matt Ryan


Dunlap, IL

High School:


Iowa Items -- his best 100 breast time (55.54) ranks seventh on Iowa's all-time best performers list.

2008-09 -- placed 23rd in 100 breast (55.97) at Big Ten Championships, swimming a collegiate-best 55.54 in prelims... that time ranks seventh on Iowa's all-time best performers list... swam collegiate bests in 200 breast (2:05.20) and 200 IM (1:55.02) at Big Ten Championships... posted seven top-three individual finishes and swam on four winning relays... academic all-Big Ten... letterwinner.

2007-08 -- won 100 breast vs. Truman State (59.75)... recorded 10 top-five finishes... swam season bests in 100 (57.71) and 200 breast (2:08.94), and 200 IM (1:57.48)... academic all-Big Ten... letterwinner.

2006-07 -- set season bests in 100 (57.47) and 200 breast (2:07.12) and 200 IM (1:57.31)... recorded eight top-five finishes... letterwinner.

High School -- all-American... first team all-state senior year, earning second team honors as a junior... placed third in 100 breast at state meet senior year and fifth as a junior... team captain and high point award winner senior year... team MVP as a junior and most improved swimmer as a sophomore... set school records in 100 breast (58.50) and 200 individual medley (1:59.21)... placed fifth in 100 breast and swam in 200 individual medley at 2006 Speedo Sectionals... National Honor Society member... academic all-state nominee... swam for Dunlap Dolphins club... coached by Derek Amerman and Jim Bucher.

Personal -- born June 22, 1988... son of Chris and Sue Ryan... physics major.

Ryan's Collegiate Bests

Event Time Meet Date
100 Breast55.54at Big Ten Championships2/27/09
200 Breast2:05.20at Big Ten Championships2/28/09
200 IM1:55.02at Big Ten Championships2/26/09
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