Matt Chapa
Matt Chapa
Height: 5-10
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Baytown, Texas
High School: Ross S. Sterling
Position: Fly, IM
Major: Nuclear Science and Engineering

2011-12: NEWMAC first team All-Conference (100 Fly) … NEWMAC second team All-Conference (200 IM) … concentrated mainly on the butterfly events … finished either second or third on all five of his 100 fly regular season swims … swam a 50.57 at the MIT Invitational (12/2) … twice claimed second in the 200 fly during the regular season … second in the 200 IM at the NEWMAC Championships with a career best 1:53.58, an NCAA B cut time … took home the NEWMAC title in the 100 fly in 50.24, another B cut time … fourth in the 200 fly.

Out of the Pool at MIT: Majoring in nuclear science and engineering … minor in energy … internship with the Institute for High Energy Physics in Barcelona, Spain … research with the Accelerators Lab at MIT.

High School: A 2008 graduate of Ross S. Sterling High School … second team all-state in the 100 fly … honorable mention all-state in the 200 IM …second team All-American and first team all-state in water polo in 2007 … helped lead his water polo team to a state championship in 2007 … Summa Cum Laude … Academic All-American … National Honor Society.

Personal: Son of Oscar and Gloria Chapa.