Matthew Veldman
Matthew Veldman
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Orland Park, Ill.
High School: Carl Sandburg
Position: Fly, Free

Career Best Marks

Event

Time

50-yard Freestyle

20.91

100-yard Freestyle

45.13

200-yard Freestyle

1:45.64

100-yard Backstroke

56.34

100-yard Breaststroke

1:07.07

100-yard Butterfly

48.66*

200-yard Butterfly

1:59.23

   * = school record

 

 

Career:

  • At the end of the 2015-16 season, owns six school records in the 100-yard butterfly (48.66), 200-yard freestyle relay (1:21.08), 400-yard freestyle relay (2:57.85), 800-yard freestyle relay (6:38.28), 200-yard medley relay (1:29.89) and 400-yard medley relay (3:20.60)

2015-16:

  • All-American in the 200-yard freestyle relay (9th, 1:21.33); 400-yard freestyle relay (11th, 3:01.45); 200-yard medley relay (12th, 1:30.39); 400-yard medley relay (16th, 3:22.22)
  • NCAA national qualifier in the 100-yard butterfly, 200-yard freestyle relay; 400-yard freestyle relay; 200-yard medley relay
  • Set the new school record in the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:21.08)
  • Set a new UAA record in the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:21.08)
  • UAA Champion in the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:21.08) and 400-yard freestyle relay (3:00.25)
  • All-UAA in the 200-yard freestyle relay, 400-yard freestyle relay, 100-yard butterfly, 200-yard medley relay
  • UAA All-Academic

2014-15:

  • National Champion in the 400-yard freestyle relay (2:57.85)
  • All-American in the 400-yard freestyle relay (1st, 2:57.85) and the 200-yard freestyle relay (8th, 1:21.74)
  • Honorable Mention All-American in the 800-yard freestyle relay (9th, 6:40.90)
  • Set three new school records in the 100-yard butterfly (48.66), 200-yard freestyle relay (1:21.74) and the 400-yard freestyle relay (2:57.85)
  • National qualifier in the 100-yard butterfly, the 200-yard medley relay, the 200-yard freestyle relay, the 400-yard medley relay, the 400-yard freestyle relay and the 800-yard freestyle relay
  • UAA Champion and helped set a new UAA record in the 800-yard freestyle relay (6:41.95) and 400-yard freestyle relay (2:59.94)
  • All-UAA in the 200-yard freestyle relay and the 100-yard butterfly
  • UAA All-Academic Team

2013-14:

  • All-American as part of the 200-yard medley relay (5th, 1:30.06), the 800-yard freestyle relay (6th, 6:38.28) and the 400-yard freestyle relay (7th, 3:00.36)
  • Honorable Mention All-American in the 200-yard freestyle relay (10th, 1:22.07); 400-yard medley relay (14th, 3:22.33) and the 100-yard butterfly (14th, 49.38)
  • UAA Champion in the 100-yard butterfly and 100-yard freestyle
  • All-UAA in the 100-yard freestyle, 100-yard butterfly, 50-yard freestyle, 200-yard freestyle relay, 400-yard freestyle relay, 200-yard medley relay, 400-yard medley relay
  • NCAA qualifier in the 200-yard medley relay, 200-yard freestyle relay, 100-yard butterfly, 400-yard medley relay, 100-yard freestyle and 400-yard freestyle relay
  • Set the school record in the 100-yard freestyle (45.13), the 100-yard butterfly (49.05), the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:22.07), the 400-yard freestyle relay (3:00.36), the 800-yard freestyle relay (6:38.28), the 200-yard medley relay (1:29.89) and the 400-yard medley relay (3:20.60)
  • UAA All-Academic
  • CSCAA First Team Scholar All-American
  • UAA Presidents Council Scholar-Athlete Team

2012-13:

  • Honorable Mention All-American in the 200-yard medley relay (16th place)
  • Qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 100 butterfly, 100 freestyle, 200 medley relay, and the 400 medley relay
  • UAA Champion in the 100 butterfly
  • UAA All-Conference in two events

Personal:

  • Major: Economics
  • Participated in four years of swimming and water polo in high school
  • All-State and All-American selection
  • Team finished in third place in IHSA water polo and fourth in IHSA swimming