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    Matthew Buerger  
    Matthew Buerger

    Class:
    Junior

    Hometown:
    Wexford, PA

    High School:
    North Allegheny

    Height / Weight:
    5-11 / 193

    Event:
    Back/Free


    AS A FRESHMAN: Turned in the team's fastest time of the season in the 200 back prelims (1:45.78) at the BIG EAST Championships, while also recording a season-best in the 100 back prelims (48.77) ... the 200 back swim was the third-fastest in school history ... picked up a pair of top-eight finishes at the Northwestern Invitational, hitting the pad in the 100 back in 51.26 and the 200 medley relay in 1:32.52 ... swam at the Shamrock Invitational, placing fifth in three different events ... in dual meet action, picked up two fourth-place finishes in the 100 and 200 back ... BIG EAST Academic All-Star ... monogram winner.

    PREP AND PERSONAL: Four-year letterwinner at North Allegheny High School for coach Kirk Semler ... won two team state championships and three district championships with the Tigers ... won an individual state championship in the 200 IM ... nine-time district individual/relay champion ... also participated in water polo at North Allegheny ... swam with the Allegheny North Swim Club ... U.S. Olympic trial qualifier in the 100m backstroke with a time of 57.40 ... son of David and Sonya Buerger ... has two brothers, Jonathan and Zachary ... has one sister, Victoria ... father David (Allegheny) and uncle Daniel Buerger (Duke) were both collegiate swimmers ... brother Jonathan currently swims at Virginia ... enrolled in the College of Science, majoring in pre-professional science.

    Buerger's Career Bests

    Event Time Meet
    100 Free 46.63 BIG EAST (2013)
    100 Back 48.77 BIG EAST (2013)
    200 Back 1:45.78 BIG EAST (2013)
    200 IM 1:51.02 BIG EAST (2013)
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