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    Matthew Buerger  
    Matthew Buerger

    Class:
    Sophomore

    Hometown:
    Wexford, PA

    High School:
    North Allegheny

    Height / Weight:
    5-11 / 193

    Event:
    Back/Free


    03/29/2014

    Irish Close Final Day Of NCAA Championships

    Notre Dame places 30th in national meet

    03/28/2014

    Dyer Earns Fifth Seed For 200 Freestyle Finals

    Notre Dame senior qualifies for 'A' final heat for second time in his career

    03/28/2014

    Dyer Finishes Fifth In 200 Freestyle On Day Two Of NCAA Championships

    Notre Dame senior scores first Irish points of the NCAA meet

    03/27/2014

    Dyer Sets Irish Record In 500 Free On Day One Of NCAA Championships

    Notre Dame senior All-American bests time set at last season's NCAA meet

    03/26/2014

    Eight Irish Competitors Set For NCAA Championships In Austin

    First day of racing begins Thursday at 11 a.m. (CT)

    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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