Matt Quinlan
Matt Quinlan


Michigan City, Ind.

High School:
Michigan City



Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Athlete: Michael Jordan
In His MP3 Player: B.o.B
Last Concert He Attended: Seahorse Yesterday
Favorite Actor: Denzel Washington
Favorite Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Favorite Month: June
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Food: Cheeseburgers
Favorite Purdue Building: Wiley Dining Court
Favorite Big City: Chicago
Country He'd Most Like to Visit: Ireland
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Frisbee
Another Sport He Enjoys Playing: Golf
Furry Friend: Darby, Gold Retriever

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.