Matt McHugh
Matt  McHugh

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
West Bend, Wis.

High School:
West Bend HS

Event:
FL/BK/FR

04/04/2017

Ohio State Athletics Good Stuff

Highlights from the past week in Ohio State Athletics

03/27/2017

Ohio State Athletics Good Stuff

Highlights from the past week in Ohio State Athletics

02/27/2017

Ohio State Athletics Good Stuff

Highlights from the past week in Ohio State Athletics

01/23/2017

Ohio State Athletics Good Stuff

Highlights from the past week in Ohio State Athletics

11/21/2016

Ohio State Athletics Good Stuff

Highlights from the past week in Ohio State Athletics

As a senior (2017): Big Ten Champion in the 100 Fly and Big Ten Champion as a member of the 200 Free relay… Named First Team All-Big Ten… Honorable Mention All-American as a member of both the 400 IM relay and 400 Free Relay… Earned Honorable Mention All-American in the 100 Back… NCAA Championship Participant for the Buckeyes in three events: 100 Fly, 100 Free, and 100 Back… Swam in the inaugural USA College Challenge and placed fourth in the 100 Fly… Placed first in the 50 Free Dual meet against Kenyon… First place finish in the 100 Fly at the Ohio State Invitational... Placed first in the 100 back and 100 Fly at meet against Cincinnati, Oakland, and Kenyon… Finished first in the 100 Back at Dual meet against Michigan… Had a second place finish in the 100 Back at the Big Ten Championships… Placed fifteenth in the 100 Back at the NCAA Championships… Had the fastest 100 Free time of all Buckeyes with a time of 42.09… Fastest time of any Buckeye in the 100 Fly with a time of 44.91 and had the fastest time of any Buckeye in the 100 Back with a time of 45.25

As a junior (2016): 
2016 Big Ten Champion in both the 100 butterfly (45.46) and 100 backstroke (45.07) … All-American in the 100 backstroke and 100 butterfly; became the first Ohio State swimmer since 1971 to earn All-American status in two different strokes in the same season, made more impressive that he finished both races inside of an hour from each other … honorable mention All-American in the 200 freestyle relay and 400 medley relay … became the first Big Ten swimmer to repeat in the 100 fly since the 2009-10 seasons and the first Ohio State swimmer to win a B1G title in consecutive seasons since 2011-12 … set a Big Ten Championships record with his time in the 100 backstroke, outpacing the field by nearly a full second … Named B1G Swimmer of the Week and CollegeSwimming.com National Swimmer of the Week one time each … finished the season with the third-fastest time in the 100 back and fifth-fastest in the 100 fly … 24 first place finishes during his stellar junior season … qualified for 2016 Olympic Trials

As a freshman (2014):
Won a Big Ten title alongside Ohio State's 200 freestyle relay team (1:17.93) ... also a member of the school-record setting 400 medley relay (3:06.63) at the Big Ten championships ... recognized as first team All-Big Ten ... received honorable mention All-America accolades in the 200 freestyle relay at the NCAA championships (11th, 1:17.89) ... placed seventh in the 100 backstroke at Big Tens ... a three-time Big Ten Freshman of the Week honoree ... had a superb showing at the Ohio State Invitational, winning the 200 medley relay and finishing second in the 100 butterfly, third in the 400 medley relay, fifth in the 400 freestyle relay and seventh in the 100 backstroke ... academically, named an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.

Prior to Ohio State:
Coached by Jim Sachse and Chrise See as a stroke/freestyle sprinter ... Wisconsin Little Ten Conference champions ... ranked third in Wisconsin by CollegeSwimming.com ... 2013 Little Ten Conference Swimmer of the Year ... 2013 All-State honoree ... 2013 All-Conference ... won state championship in 100 butterfly by three seconds as a senior .... also placed second in 100 backstroke at state championships.