Purdue Personal Preferences Favorite Pro Team: Chicago Bears
Favorite Athlete: Michael Jordan
Favorite Aquatic Center (Other Than Purdue): IUPUI Natatorium
Swimmer He'd Like to Race Against: Joshua Ehrman
Person He'd Like to Have Dinner With: Bill Cosby
In His MP3 Player: Michael Bublé
Last Concert He Attended: Seahorse Yesterday
Favorite Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Magazine He Subscribes to: Sports Illustrated
Favorite Actor & Actress: Denzel Washington & Twila Ilgenfritz
Favorite Month: June
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Food: Cheeseburgers
Favorite Dessert: His Sister's Chocolate Chip Cookies
Favorite Purdue Building: Wiley Dining Court
Favorite Big City: Chicago
Unique Travel Locale: Hawaii
Country He'd Like to Visit: Ireland
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Beach volleyball
Another Sport He Enjoys Playing: Golf
Favorite Thing About the Boilermaker Aquatic Center: Hot Tub
Most Memorable Meet at Purdue: Swimming Against Notre Dame on his Birthday
Furry Friend: Darby, Golden Retriever
2014-15: Quinlan competed primarily in the breaststroke events… earned a spot on the travel roster for the Big Ten Championships based on his performance at the Michigan First Chance meet, where he posted a season-best time of 2:00.88 as the runner-up in the 200 breast… recorded season-best times in the 100 breast (55.62) as well as the 50 (21.50) and 100 free (47.04) at Big Tens… season-best times in the 100 (5th) and 200 breast (4th) ranked among the top five on the team in 2014-15… qualified for the C final of the 100 breast and the D final of the 200 breast at the Minnesota Grand Prix… won his heat of the 50 breast in the dual meet victory vs. Michigan State… won his heat of the 50 free at the season-opening Indiana Intercollegiates.
2013-14: Quinlan competed primarily in the breaststroke events... season-best times in the 100 (56.16, 2nd) and 200 breast (2:02.61, 3rd) from the Michigan First Chance meet both ranked among the top five on the team in 2013-14... finished as the runner-up in the 100 breast at the Michigan First Chance... also had strong times in the 100 breast at the Big Ten Triple Duals (57.58) and Minnesota Grand Prix (57.79)... also competed in the 200 breast and 200 IM at Minnesota... swam on the victorious 200 medley relay team at the season-opening Indiana Intercollegiates... raced in the 50 free in three meets.
Before Purdue: Quinlan was a four-year Indiana state qualifier for coach Dan Jenkins at Michigan City High School in Northwest Indiana... graduated as the school record holder in the 50 free as well as part of new records with three relay teams - 200 medley, 200 free and 400 free... two-time state finals qualifier in the 100 breast also qualified for the 200 IM as a senior... part of 200 free and 200 medley relay teams that qualified for state as an underclassman... two-time team captain as an upperclassman... received the Chick Evans Caddie Scholarship from the Western Golf Association... four-time principal's honor roll student... junior class president and senior class vice president... Honor Society Member distinguished graduate... Top Events (Times): 100 Breast (57.02) & 200 IM (1:55.74).
Personal: Full name is Matthew John Quinlan... born in La Porte, Ind.... parents are Michael and Jacqueline Quinlan... family also includes brother Nathan and sisters Meghan and Elizabeth... father, brother and uncle Patrick are Purdue alumni... sister Meghan also attends Purdue... majoring in management.