University of Iowa Athletics
Breast/IM

Matt Ryan

Class Sr.
Hometown Dunlap, Ill.
High School Dunlap

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
100 Breast – 55.54 at Big Ten Championships, 2/27/09
200 Breast – 2:05.20 at Big Ten Championships, 2/28/09
200 IM – 1:55.02 at Big Ten Championships, 2/26/09