Matt Abeysinghe

FR

Player profile

  • Hometown Dehiwala, Sri Lanka
  • Year Senior

Career Honors | Bests
• Represented Sri Lanka at the 2016 Rio Olympics (100 Free)
• CSCAA First Team All-American (400 Free Relay – 19)
• CSCAA Honorable Mention All-American (400 Free Relay – 19; 800 Free Relay – 18, 19)
• Second Team All Big Ten (18, 19)

School Records
• 400 Free Relay – 2:48.75 (2019)

As A Junior (2018-19)
• NCAA Qualifier in the 400 Free Relay and 800 Free Relay.
• Helped the 400 Free Relay to a seventh-place finish at the NCAA Championships with a time of 2:50.28.
• Also part of the 10th-place 800 Free Relay team with a time of 6:14.99.
• Set a personal record in the 50 Free with a time of 19.71 at the Big Ten Championships; also posted the No. 3 100 Free time of the season at 43.21.
• Swam the third leg on the 400 Free Relay at the Big Ten Championships, setting a school record of 2:48.75 and earning a silver medal.

As A Sophomore (2017-18)
• NCAA Qualifier in the 100 Free, 400 Free Relay and 800 Free Relay.
• Part of the 400 Free Relay that earned a 12th-place finish at the NCAA Championships with a time of 2:49.42.
• Helped the 800 Free Relay squad to a 15th-place finish at the NCAA Championships, clocking in at 6:17.37.
• Placed 31st in the 100 Free with a time of 43.15 at the NCAA Championships.
• Set a then-school record in the 800 Free Relay (6:16.92) on the way to a bronze medal at the Big Ten Championships; also took silver in the 400 Free Relay (2:50.12).
• Claimed fifth in the 100 Free (42.58), 12th in the 200 Free (1:36.40) and 13th in the 50 Free (19.88).

Personal
• Majoring in sport industry.
• Older brother, Andrew, is a volunteer assistant with the team and younger brother, Kyle, is committed to swim for Ohio State.