Purdue Swimming & Diving hosts the 2012 Indiana Intercollegiates at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center.
Purdue Personal Preferences Favorite Athlete: Jason Lezak
In His MP3 Player: Rise Against
Last Concert He Attended: Red Hot Chili Peppers
Favorite Actor & Actress: Morgan Freeman & Jessica Alba
Favorite Month: April
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Food: Mac & Cheese
Favorite Big City: Chicago
Unique Travel Locale: Spain
Country He'd Like to Visit: Australia
Another Sport You Enjoy: Volleyball
Most Memorable at Purdue: 2012 Olympic Trials
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Prof. Cheng-Kok, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Furry Friend: Minnie, King Charles Spaniel
2012-13: Honorable Mention All-America (200 Free Relay)... NCAA Championships Qualifier (Relays)... CSCAA Honorable Mention Scholar All-America... Academic All-Big Ten... Friede competed in the freestyle sprints... qualified for the NCAA Championships and earned Honorable Mention All-America acclaim for the second year in a row... raced as part of the 200 and 400 free relay teams at NCAAs, helping the 200 free relay foursome place third in the consolation final (11th overall)... as the anchor of the 200 free relay at NCAAs, closed the race with a team-best 50 split of 19.24... season-best times in the 50 (19.99) and 100 free (43.86) from the Big Ten Championships ranked among the top five on the team in 2012-13... continues to rank among the Purdue all-time Top 10 in the 50 (4th), 100 (4th) and 200 free (7th) thanks to his personal-best times from 2012... also continues to hold the Purdue freshman records in the 50 and 100 free... accounted for six team points at the Big Ten Championships by placing fourth in the B final of the 50 free and eighth in the B final of the 100 free... also swam on all three freestyle relays at Big Tens, helping the 200 and 400 foursomes place fourth each... 400 free relay posted the second-fastest time in program history... contributed to eight relay winners total... was among the nine Boilers that traveled to Dallas for the prestigious Classic @ SMU, making the trip for the third year in a row... competed in the 100 and 200 free and both freestyle relays in Dallas... accounted for three team points at the Purdue Invitational by placing sixth in the B final of the 200 free... also won the C final of the 50 free at the Purdue Invite... helped his 200 free relay team win heat 2 at the Purdue Invitational.
2011-12: Honorable Mention All-American (200 free relay)... NCAA Championships Qualifier (50 free, 200 and 400 free relays)... CSCAA Scholar All-America... Academic All-Big Ten... Friede excelled in the freestyle sprints and was also a regular contributor to relays... accounted for 23 team points at the Big Ten Championships by qualifying for the A final of the 50 (19.80, 3rd) and 100 free (43.47, 4th), posting season-best times in both events that ranked among the fastest in Purdue history... his 200 free time (1:38.06) from the prelims of Big Tens was the fastest on the team in 2011-12... helped the 200 free relay team set a new school record (1:17.71) and qualify for the NCAA Championships during a time trial at Big Tens... posted a team-best split of 19.29 in the preliminaries of the 200 free relay at the NCAA Championships to help Purdue finish 13th and qualify for the consolation final to garner Honorable Mention All-America recognition... also competed in the 50 free and 400 free relay at NCAAs, placing 52nd in the prelims... Purdue finished 19th in the 400 free relay... swam the freestyle anchor leg on the 400 medley relay team at the Big Ten Championships that posted the second-fastest time (3:13.07) in program history... competed in teh 50m & 100m freestyle at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials... qualified for the A final of the 50, 100 and 200 free at the Ohio State Invitational - finishing fourth in the 50 and 100 - to account for 43 team points... was among the eight swimmers that traveled to Dallas for the Classic @ SMU, representing Purdue in the A final of the 50 and 100 free as well as relays... won the 50 free in the Black and Gold Intrasquad and the dual meet win vs. Northwestern... swam on numerous relay winners, including the 400 free relay in the Big Ten Network live TV dual meet at Indiana... swam the 100 breast in the dual meet vs. Miami and the 100 fly at the Indiana Intercollegiates... continues to hold Purdue freshman record in the 50 (19.98) and 100 free (43.71).
2010-11: Friede competed in freestyle sprints, establishing new Purdue freshman records in the 50 (19.98) and 100 free (43.71) at the Big Ten Championships... both of his season-best times ranked fourth in Purdue history... also a strong contributor on relays, swimming on the team's fastest 200 (1:18.99) and 400 free (2:55.34) relay units... those relay teams each posted the second-fastest times in school history... recorded the only sub-20 second time of the year by a Boilermaker in the 50 free... ranked second on the team to captain Ben Wachtel in the 100 and 200 free (1:37.81)... posted season-best times and NCAA provisional qualifying marks in all three freestyle sprints at the Big Ten Championships... finished second in the B final of the 50 free at Big Tens and also scored points for Purdue in the B final of the 100 free... qualified for the C final of the 50 free at the USA Swimming National Championships in August... helped the 400 free and 400 medley relay teams win in the dual meet with Indiana... also finished third in the 50 and 100 free with then season-best times vs. the Hoosiers... swam the anchor leg for the victorious 200 medley relay team at the Big Ten Quad... was among the eight swimmers selected to travel to Dallas for the SMU Classic in January, winning the consolation heat of the 50 free and finishing third in the consolation of the 100... helped the 200 and 400 free relay teams win at the Purdue Invitational, swimming the leadoff leg of the 400 and the anchor of the 200.
Before Purdue: Three-year varsity letter-winner did not participate as a freshman...nine-time All-America Team honoree...won the 50 free at the WIAA DI state meet as a junior and senior, establishing a new state record his senior year...also won the 100 free at state in 2010 after placing second as a junior...anchored state-champion 200 free relay teams in 2008 and 2009, helping establish a new state record in 2009...anchored state-champion 400 free relay team in 2009 and 200 medley relay team in 2010...set school records in the 50 and 100 free and with 200 and 400 relay teams...Badger Conference champion in the 100 and 200 free as a sophomore...Scholastic All-American as a junior...AP Scholar...placed fourth in the 50 free and eighth in the 100 free at the NSCA Junior Nationals in Orlando...selected for the NCSA All-Star Team that competed in the Irish Nationals in April 2010.
Personal: Full name is Matthew Roger Friede...born in Madison, Wis....parents are Roger and Ellen Friede...family also include brother Luke...majoring in computer engineering.