Oregon 6A HS Champ Van Mathias Sends Verbal Commit to Indiana Hoosiers

Photo Courtesy: Van Mathias

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NEW COMMIT: Van Mathias, a versatile swimmer from Portland, Oregon, has verbally committed to swim for Indiana University beginning next fall.

A NISCA All-American, he’s a senior at Beaverton High School. At last winter’s Oregon 6A High School state championships Mathias won the 100 fly (48.61) and the 100 back (50.48).

Mathias does his year round swimming with Multnomah Aquatic Club. His best times are:

  • 200 IM 1:48.79
  • 100 Fly 48.61
  • 200 Fly 1:51.95
  • 100 Breast 56.75
  • 200 Breast 2:05.39
  • 100 Back 50.48
  • 200 Back 1:51.11
  • 50 Free 21.16
  • 100 Free 47.61

At last year’s Big Ten Championships it took a 1:46.80 to score in the 200 IM. Mathias will join a strong IM group that will include a number of Hoosiers who scored in the event last year. Vinicius Lanza (1:41.59), Ian Finnerty (1:41.86), and Mohamed Samy (1:45.17) will all be seniors in Mathias’ first year in Bloomington.

He said of his decision,

“I chose Indiana University because I feel it’s best fit for me.  An excellent balance of great academics and top tier swimming.  Go Hoosiers!  #RedRevolution #GoIU”

He’ll suit up alongside Jack Franzman and Michael Brinegar next fall.

1 Comment

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  1. Jack Gullery

    🎃Hey, Portland Ducks! Happy Hoosier Ween! 🎃

Author: Cathleen Pruden

Cathleen Pruden is a 2016 graduate of Mount Holyoke College and was a four time All-American and a three time Academic All-American for the Lyons. She grew up swimming in and has also coached in Raleigh, North Carolina. Currently she is the Assistant Coach at Bowdoin College.

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