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Matt Hutchins
Matt  Hutchins


Christchurch, New Zealand

High School:




2014-15: The first-team All-Big Ten honoree earned the first Big Ten title of his career in the 500-yard freestyle (4:14.00) and recorded the second-fastest time in school history ... broke the school record in the 1,650-yard freestyle at the NCAA championships (14:49.87) to place 10th overall ... contributed to the UW record-breaking 800-yard freestyle relay (6:16.30) that placed second at the Big Ten championships and ninth at the NCAA championships ... collected four first-place finishes in the 1000-yard freestyle and lowered personal best to 9:06.13 in tri-dual meet against Indiana and Notre Dame to record the third-fastest time in program history ... earned Honorable Mention All-America honors in the 500- and 1650-yard freestyle as well as the 800-yard freestyle relay ... named Big Ten Swimmer of the Week twice.

The second-team All-Big Ten honoree also earned NCAA honorable-mention All-America honors at the NCAA championships after helping the 800-yard freestyle relay squad to a 13th-place finish (6:22.00) and helping set a school record (6:19.22) in the event's prelims ... raced to the third-fastest time in school history in the 200-yard freestyle (1:35.10) and eighth-fastest in the 500-yard freestyle (4:22.36) at the Big Ten championships ... set a pool record with a victory in the 200-yard freestyle (1:40.54) and also won the 500-yard freestyle (4:37.90) at the Green Bay Dual ... won the 1000-yard freestyle (9:38.72) at the Milwaukee Dual.

Before Wisconsin: Competed in the 2013 World University games in Russia ... swam in the 2011 Junior Commonwealth Games in Isle of Man ... member of New Zealand National team.

Personal: Born in Blenheim, New Zealand ... parents are Tony and Cindy ... has one older sister, Laura ... also competed in rugby in high school ... enjoys football, watching basketball, food and learning about history ... intended major is sports and movement science.

Top Times
100 Free: 45.23 (2/26/2014)
200 Free: 1:35.10 (2/26/2014)
500 Free: 4:14.00 (2/26/2015)
1000 Free: 9:06.13 (1/16/2015)
1650 Free: 14:49.87 (3/28/2015)
200 Fly: 1:53.14 (12/7/2014)
200 IM: 1:53.33 (10/17/2014)
400 IM: 4:00.49 (10/4/2014)

School Records
1650 Freestyle: 14:49.87 (3/28/2015)
800 Free Relay: 6:16.30 (2/25/2015)

2015 Big Ten Champion (500 Freestyle)
2015 First-Team All-Big Ten
2015 Big Ten Swimmer of the Week (2)
2014 Second-Team All-Big Ten

Honorable Mention All-America Honors (4)
2015 (3)
500 Free: 11th (4:14.90)
1650 Free: 10th (14:49.87)
800 Freestyle Relay: 9th (6:18.34)
2014 (1)

800 Free Relay: 13th (6:22.00)

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