Matt Connelly
Matt Connelly
Height: 6-4
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Indian Head Park, Ill.
High School: St. Ignatius College Prep
Major: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

2014-15: IRA All-Academic Team ... competed in 10 races ... rowed in the #4 seat in seven events ... was the #6 seat of the Club 8 at the Head of the Charles (10/18) and the #8 seat of the JV8 at the Princeton Chase (10/26) in the fall ... occupied the #3 seat of the Varsity 4+ that captured fourth place in the petite final of the IRA National Championship (5/31) ... helped the Varsity 8 finish fourth in the third level final of the EARC Sprints (5/17) ... contributed to a winning performance at the Donahue Cup (4/11) ... defeated Georgetown at the Devil's Lake Challenge (5/2). (Complete Boatings)

2013-14: Competed in 11 races ... rowed in the #4 seat eight times, beginning in the Championship 8 boat during the Head of the Charles (10/19-20) followed by Bates College and Boston College (3/29), Alumni Cup (4/5), Donahue Cup (4/12), Compton Cup (4/19), UMass/Delaware/URI (4/26), Cochrane Cup (5/3) and EARC Sprints (5/18) in the Varsity 8 boat ... sat in the #6 seat of the Varsity 8 boat during the Princeton Chase (10/27) ... rowed in seat #2 of the V4 boat in the Foot of the Charles (11/23).

2012-13: Competed in six races as a sophomore ... opened the season at the Head of the Charles (10/21) in the #4 seat of the Varsity A boat ... helped the Varsity A boat to a second place finish against Williams, WPI, Franklin & Marshall and Connecticut College (4/13) ... sat in the #4 seat of the Varsity A boat that cut a few seconds off its season-best time and came third against Boston University and the University of Wisconsin (5/04).

2011-12: Saw action mainly in the #6 seat ... rowed in the #4 seat on the varsity team in the Princeton chase (10/30) ... competed in the #6 seat on the collegiate team in the Head of the Charles (10/22); as a member on the MIT freshman eight at Columbia (3/31); versus Boston College, Trinity, and Bates (4/7); against Harvard and Princeton (4/21); at Wisconsin with Dartmouth (4/28) and at the Eastern Sprints (5/13) ... rowed in the MIT varsity boat against UMass in the #6 seat (4/21).

Off the Water at MIT: Majoring in aeronautical and astronautical engineering with a minor in political science ... was a DRW Investments LLC intern in Chicago during summer 2012 and 2013 ... worked at the MIT Space Propulsion Lab ... crew team social chair ... Kappa Sigma.

High School: A 2010 graduate of St. Ignatius College Prep.