Matt Kruse
    Matt Kruse


    Fishers, Ind.

    High School:
    Hamilton Southeastern





    Seven swimmers and divers named Academic All-MAC

    SIU boasted second-most honorees in the conference


    MAC Championships Day Three: Prelims

    Parsons and Wolfe finish 1-2 in the 200 fly


    MAC Championships Day Two Finals Canceled

    Friday morning's prelim times scored as finals


    MAC Championships Day Two: Prelims

    Wolfe sets school and MAC Championship record in 100 fly


    MAC Championships Day One: Finals

    Salukis in second, set two school records and one MAC Championships record

    2011-12 // Senior
    Competed in all 12 meets...Scored in all three events at the MAC Championships, placing seventh in the 500-yard freestyle (4:29.87), 15th in the 200-yard butterfly (1:52.88) and 10th in the 200-yard freestyle (1:39.82)...Posted eight top-three finishes...First-team Academic All-MAC selection.

    2010-11 // Junior
    Second-team All-Conference selection...Competed in 11 meets...Won the 200 freestyle in the Kentucky/Missouri tri-meet...Also won the 200 freestyle against Missouri State...Finished second in the 500 freestyle at the MAC Championships and third in the 200 freestyle...Competed in the 500 and 200 freestyle at the USA Swimming National Championships...First-team Academic All-Conference.

    2009-10 // Sophomore
    Swam in all 11 meets for the Salukis...Recorded seven first-place finishes...Earned first-team All-MAC honors for his first-place finish in the 200 free at the MAC Championships...Also was named to the All-MAC Academic team...Was a member of the MAC championship 800 free relay team that broke the pool record at Eastern Michigan University with a time of 6:38.86.

    2008-09 // Freshman
    Posted nine finishes in the top three...Placed first in the 200 free in his first collegiate meet at Evansville (1:44.22)...Set three career best times at the Sun Belt Championships in the 500 free (4:31.00), the 200 free (1:40.98) and the 100 free (46.79)...Part of the 400 free relay team that placed first against New Orleans, Missouri, Missouri State, and Western Kentucky...Part of the 800 free relay team that took second place at the Sun Belt Championships.

    High School
    Part of an undefeated state champion team junior year...Set a school record in the 500 free, 400 free relay, 100 free, 200 free, and 200 free relay...Received All-American honors as a junior and senior...Placed second in the state in 100 free (45.98), third in 200 free (1:40.10), and sixth in 500 free (4:40.43)...Team captain senior year.

    A recreation major...Has two siblings...Son of Dennis and Jamie Kruse...Born Feb. 27, 1990 in Bluffton, Ind.