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Matthew Schaefer
Position: Distance Freestyle
Height: 6'1"
Class: Senior
Experience: 3 Letters
City/State: Glenshaw, Pa.
High School: Shaler Area HS
Major: Kinesiology
Born: 08/28/1992
Matthew Schaefer Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 06/27/2014

2013 SEC Academic Honor Roll

JUNIOR YEAR (2013-14)
Distance specialist who made significant strides during his junior year ... Swam the fifth-fastest mile (15:28.71) and 1000 freestyle split (9:17.83) in program history en route to a 20th place finish at the SEC Championships ... Also notched the 10th-fastest 500 freestyle (4:28.30) at the SEC's ... Finished 21st at the Texas A&M Invite in the 500 free with a mark of 4:39.10 ... In the 1650 free at the A&M Invite, finished 11th overall in 16:09.40 ... Against SMU, touched the wall second in the 1000 free (9:34.50) ... Also finished fourth in the 500 free with a mark of 4:44.46 versus the Mustangs ... Earned his third varsity letter.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012-13)
Distance swimmer who is looking forward to his junior year after making his Southeastern Conference Championships debut … Ranked second on the team in the 500 freestyle (4:30.36) and in the mile (15:37.42) after swimming his season lows at the SEC Championships … Swam to 27th in the mile at SEC’s … Clocked in his fastest regular season mile time in a home win over Kentucky … Took third in the 1000 free (9:35.26) and fifth in the 500 free (4:41.99) in a dual with Texas A&M … Finished second in the 1000 free (9:43.88) and third in the 500 free (4:46.16) in a road win over SMU … Grabbed 10th in the mile (16:29.66) at the Phil Hansel Invitational … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll … Earned his second varsity letter.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2011-12)
Emerged as the team’s second best distance swimmer in his rookie campaign … Competed in the Tennessee Invitational and every dual meet … Swam the ninth fastest mile in a career best swim of 16:02.33 at the Tennessee Invitational … Made the ‘B’ Final on the 500 free and swam a time of 4:43.89 at the Tennessee Invitational … Posted career low 500 free (4:35.06) and 1000 free (9:25.08) times against Texas A&M … Scored an essential point in the 1000 free (9:40.72) in a two-point victory over Alabama … Earned his first varsity letter.

PRIOR TO LSU
Dynamic distance freestyle swimmer who holds multiple age group club records at Pine-Richland Aquatics in Gibsonia, Pa. … A Junior National qualifier who holds lifetime bests of 15:39.80 in the 1650 free, 4:33.10 in the 500 free and 1:42.62 in the 200 free

PERSONAL
Born Aug. 28, 1992, in Pittsburgh, Pa. … Parents are John and Melissa Schaefer … Has three siblings, Caitlin, Patrick and Emily … Currently undecided on major. 

SCHAEFER'S TOP TIMES
500 freestyle, 4:28.30, 2014 SEC Championships
1000 freestyle, 9:17.83, 2014 SEC Championships
1650 freestyle, 15:28.71, 2014 SEC Championships

SCHAEFER'S TOP 2013-14 TIMES
500 freestyle, 4:28.30, SEC Championships
1000 freestyle, 9:17.83, SEC Championships
1650 freestyle, 15:28.71, SEC Championships

 

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