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Matt Marquez
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Matt Marquez 1744642
Position: Free (Capt.)
Year: Senior
Hometown: Ellicott City, Md.
High School: Loyola Blakefield

At Delaware: UD All-Time Top-10 Lists: 200-freestyle (5th-1:40.22), 500-freestyle (3rd-4:32.80), 800-freestyle relay (2nd-6:41.76), 200 Butterfly (1st-1:49.66; 8th- 1:54.68), 50 Backstroke (5th-25.13), 200 Backstroke (4th-1:48.23) • team captain.

2012-13 Season: Finished seventh at the Bucknell invitational in the 200 free (1:42.89), a team second best in the 2013 season • third leg od the 800 free relay team (6:48.95) and 400 free relay team (3:05.41) that finished second at the Bucknell invitational • placed third in 100 free against Drexel (10:04.53) • competed in the 1650 free at the CAA pod meet finishing seventh (16:55.69) • placed ninth at the 2013 CAA Championships in the 200 backstroke (1:48.23), third best time in Delaware program history • finished in the top-nine in the 200 fly at the CAA Championships (1:50.57), also registered a team season-best finish in the event.

2011-12 Season: Posted three times in the all time top ten and improved upon two of his previous records · swam in the 500 freestyle and the 200 freestyle finals at the CAA Championships, placing 1st in the consolation final of the 200 freestyle (9th overall) and 11th in the 500 freestyle · had the best times of the year for team in the 1650 freestyle and the 500 freestyle · had 21 top 3 finishes on the season overall with 8 1st place finishes.

2010-11 Season: One of the team's best distance freestyle swimmers, finishing with three all-time top-10 performances • had the team's top 1,650-yard freestyle time of the year, finishing ninth at the CAA Championships in 16:07.34 • posted the fourth fastest time in program history in the 500-yard freestyle in the prelims of the CAA's in a time of 4:37.25 • picked up the fifth fastest time in UD program history by placing 12th at the CAA's in the 200-yard freestyle event in 1:40.82 • helped the 800-yard freestyle relay team to a third place finish and the second fastest all-time time at the CAA's in 6:41.76 • finished with the second fastest time on the team in the 1,000 free, coming in third against La Salle and Rider in 9:52.72 • ended with two first place finishes (1,000 free against George Mason and 1,650 free at Towson), four seconds, and seven third place showings. 

High School: Four-year letterwinner at Loyola Blakefield High School • MIAA conference champions in each of his four years • won the National Catholic Swimming Championship as a sophomore, junior and senior • placed second at the Eastern Swimming and Diving Championships in 2010 • named a captain as a senior • earned First Honors for grade point average.  

Personal: Matthew "Matt" Thomas Marquez ("mar-kez") • son of Tom and Deb Marquez • was an intern at GMBC Hospital in Towson, Md. over the summer • both parents graduated from the University of Colorado • finance major at Delaware • avid NFL Denver Broncos fan.

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