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02/27/2016

Panthers Finish 10th at ACC Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships

Sett, Lierley, Rice earn top individual marks

02/26/2016

Stachel, Calegan Shine in Day Three of ACC Championships

Panthers strong in 100 breast, post season best in 400 medley relay

01/30/2016

Pitt Swim & Dive Teams Dominate on Senior Day

01/16/2016

Pitt Swimming and Diving Sweeps Denison

Meme Sharp shatters team and pool 1M Dive record

01/09/2016

Swimming and Diving Splits Dual Meet with West Virginia

The Pitt women's squad dominated the Mountaineers 188-111

2015-16: Finished fourth in the 200 back and fifth in the 100 back at Virginia Tech/Notre Dame…Member of 3rd place 400 medley relay, participated in 200 free, placed 1st in 100 backstroke, and took third in the 200 yard backstroke at Bucknell...Competed in the 200 yard and 500 yard frees while also competing in the 200 yard freestyle relay against Georgia Tech... Started his senior year by competing in the 200 and 500 yard freestyle events along with the 400 free relay in the season opener against Duke.

2014-15: In the season opener against Duke, placed fourth in the 100 back and third in the 200 back ... Took second in the 100 back against St. Bonaventure ... Against Bucknell, was third in the 200 back and fifth in the 100 back ... At the Pitt Invite, swam to second in the 200 back and fifth in the 100 back ... Raced in both the 100 back and 200 back at AT&T Winter Nationals ... Against West Virginia, placed second in the 200 back and third in the 100 back ... At Denison, was second in the 100 back and third in the 200 back ... Won both the 100 back and 200 back at the Senior Recognition Meet ... Placed first in the 100 back and second in the 200 back at Villanova ... Finished ECAC Championships with four personal best times and swam in two championships finals, taking third in 100 back and second in 200 back.

2013-14: 
Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll ... Finished second in the 100 backstroke against Bucknell... Finished third in the 200 backstroke against Bucknell...At the Pitt Panthers Invitational, he took first place in the 200 yard medley relay and finished third in the 200 yard backstroke...Competed at the AT&T Winter Nationals...Finished third in the 100 back against Denison...First place finish in the 100 and 200 backstroke against Villanova...Finished first in the 100 and 200 back at the Western Pa. Invite...Competed at the ACC Championships...Swam in the consol final and set a season best time in the 100 backstroke (49.95) at the ACC Championships.

2012-13: Against St. Bonaventure he was part of the 200 medley relay team that placed third and individually finished fourth in both the 100 and 200 back... Placed fourth in the 200 back(1:57.04)and fifth in the 100 back against Cincinnati...Against Notre Dame he placed fourth in the 100 back...At the Pitt Invitational he had career-bests in the 200 IM (1:55.26), 200 back and 100 back...At West Virginia, he was part of both the 200 medley relay team and the 400 free relay team that placed third...Placed third in the 200 yard medley relay at the Western PA Invitational where he also took first in the 200 yard back.

High School: Served as captain of the four-time team state champion team...is a six-time individual/relay state champion...captured the state title in the 100 freestyle and 100 backstroke...holds a state record in the 200 medley...three-time first team all-state selection and one time all-American...finished second as senior top athlete...voted Sportsman of the Year...won both the Provincial Medal of Honor and the Jefferson Cup Award.

Personal: Born April 1, 1994...son of Joseph and Karen Tankle...has two sisters, Denise (20) and Bernadette (16)...Dual major in finance and supply chain management.

Matthew Tankle

Matthew  Tankle

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
West Chester, Pa.

High School:
Salesianum

Event:
BK/FR

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