Matt Bean
Matt Bean
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Scranton, Pa.
High School: Wyoming Seminary Prep
Position: Backstroke

BEFORE AMERICAN – Finished his senior year unbeaten in the 100 backstroke at Wyoming Seminary Prep in Scranton, with PR of 53.64... Finished 16th in the state championship in the 100 back... Quartet was 6th in the 400 free relay... Two-time All-State honoree... Two-team team captain and team MVP... Member of pool- and school-record 200 medley and 400 free relay teams... Part of five district championships in high school... Swam for the River Otters club in Kingston, Pa.

PERSONAL – Planning to major in business... Parents are Julie and Michael Bean... Earned President's Award at Wyoming Seminary Prep for outstanding service... Interns in his area creating video content for a local business... Part of a group that developed a rowing club at his school... In summer before his freshman year, says he worked on his arm speed in the backstroke... Sports hero is Michael Phelps and non-sports hero is Steve Jobs... Would cast Ryan Reynolds in a movie about his life... Enjoys photography... Hopes to own his own business.