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Matthew Menendez
Matthew  Menendez

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Wesley Chapel, Fla.

High School:
Wiregrass Ranch

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 143

Event:
Free, Butterfly

Birthdate:
12/01/1995

Major:
Geography

05/09/2017

CCSA Names 10 FAU Men’s Swimming & Diving Members to the Honor Roll

The honorees earned a 3.0 grade point average or higher for the Fall 2016 semester

05/03/2017

Across the Stage: Athletics Celebrates 49 Spring Graduates

FAU athletics celebrated its 49 spring graduates at a reception for family and friends on Tuesday, May 2

04/06/2017

Record 227 FAU Student-Athletes Placed on C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll

This is a new program record and a more than 10 percent increase from 2016

02/18/2017

Men’s Swimming & Diving Take Fourth at CCSA Championships

Yaidel Gamboa was named the CCSA Men's Diving of the Year while Ryan McIntire earned Male Oustanding Diver of the Meet

02/17/2017

Men's Swimming & Diving Earn Three Medals on Day Three of CCSA Championships

John Nolte, Jonh Brennock and the 400-yard medley relay team all took bronze medals

04/21/2015

Matthew Menendez

Matthew Menendez

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Junior (2016-17)

  • Took 10th in the 1650 free (16:23.72) at CCSA Championships
  • Came in 16th in the 1650 free (16:34.85) surpassing his then-lifetime best by more than 16 seconds at George Mason’s Patriot Invitational
  • Had seven top-five finishes during the regular season including first in the 50 free (22.85) and second in the 100 free (50.65) versus Campbell, third in the 500 free (5:03.49) versus Florida and fifth in the 1000 free (10:19.06) against NJIT and Old Dominion
  • Named to the 2016-17 Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll for maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better
  • 2016-17 Lifetime Best Times:
    • 200 free – 1:44.63 at CCSA Championships
    • 500 free – 4:40.65 at CCSA Championships
    • 1000 free – 9:58.27 at CCSA Championships
    • 1650 free – 16:23.72 at CCSA Championships
    • 50 back – 29.02 vs. Campbell
    • 200 fly – 1:56.04 at CCSA Championships

Sophomore (2015-16):

  • Ranked 18th in the CCSA in the 500 Free (4:42.38) swam at the Georgia Tech Invitational – set a lifetime best.
  • Ranked 17th in the CCSA in the 1650 Free (16:50.90) swam at the GA Tech Invitational – set a lifetime best.
  • Lifetime Best Times:
    • 50 Free (22.11) swam at the GA Tech Invitational.
    • 100 Free (48.33) swam at the GA Tech Invitational.
    • 200 Free (1:44.98) swam at the GA Tech Invitational.
    • 1000 Free (10:19.60) swam in the meet against IRSC.
    • 100 Fly (52.46) swam at the CCSA Championships.
    • 200 Fly (1:56.84) swam at the CCSA Championships.
  • 2016 CCSA All-Academic Honoree.
  • C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll.


Freshman (2014-15)

  • Set a lifetime best in the 100 fly (52.86), 200 free (1:45.48), 500 free (4:44.13) and 50 free (22.47) at the C-USA Championship exhibition meet
  • Set a lifetime best in the 1000 free (10:27.16) against Texas A&M
  • Earned ninth in the 200 fly at the 24th Annual Speedo Winter Championships
  • Claimed sixth in the 200 free (1:52.99) against Marywood and Old Dominion

High School

  • Attended Wiregrass Ranch High School and swam for Head Coach Tanner Schmitz
  • Named first team all-conference
  • Finished 17th in the 200 freestyle and 20th in the 100 butterfly in state qualifiers

Personal

  • Majoring in geography
  • Son of Manny and Loretta Menendez
  • Enjoys playing the guitar, surfing, and longboarding
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