Texas Receives Verbal from NCSA Champion Matthew Tannenberger

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Matthew Tannenberger from Spring, Texas has verbally committed to the Longhorns for 2020-21. Head coach Eddie Reese does an admirable job of attracting top Texas talent and Tannenberger is the third prospective member of the class of 2024 from the Longhorn State. All told, the class now consists of verbal commits Armando Vegas, Ben Charles, Brendan McCourt, Carson Foster, Coby Carrozza, Ethan Heasley, Victor Tremblay, and Zac Van Zandt. Three of them are among SwimSwam’s top-10 recruits from the class of 2020: Foster (#1), Carrozza (#9), and Heasley (#10).

Tannenberger is a senior at The Woodlands High School where he specializes in 200/500 free and 200 IM. In addition to winning a state title as a member of TWHS’s 4×100 free relay (44.47 anchor), he placed 3rd in the 500 free (4:27.64) and 10th in the 200 IM (1:52.10) at the 2019 Texas UIL 6A (largest schools) State Meet as a junior. The previous year he doubled up on the freestyle events, finishing 4th in the 200 (1:39.57) and 4th in the 500 (4:28.08).

Tannenberger swims year-round for Swim Streamline at Northampton. He has national time standards (ranging from Winter Juniors to Summer Nationals and U.S. Open) in all freestyle events from the 100 to the 1500/1650 as well as in the 200 fly and 400 IM. He was a selected to USA Swimming’s National Select Camp in October 2018. This summer, Tannenberger won gold in the 200m free at 2019 NCSA Summer Championship with a PB of 1:51.23. He was runner-up in the 400 free and placed 4th in the 100 free. He also anchored the 4×50 medley in 23.07. His 200 free time of 1:51.23 puts him at #28 on the all-time list for 15-16 boys in the U.S. He also ranks top-100 all-time in the 100m free (63rd) and 400 free (54th).

His club coach, Laura Koch Davis, told SwimSwam, he has been with SSAN “throughout his entire age group career and has excelled in all areas of the sport. He is a huge supporter of SSAN & TWHS and always wants to help others. He has dedicated himself to be the best swimmer he can be whether the event be sprint, distance, IM or stroke and will continue to seek excellence in all that he does this year and at The University of Texas.”

Top times (SCY/LCM):

  • 50 free – 20.88/24.41
  • 100 free – 45.17/51.18
  • 200 free – 1:39.29/1:51.23
  • 500/400 free – 4:24.13/3:56.98
  • 1000 free – 9:22.50
  • 1650/1500 free – 15:47.88/16:05.50
  • 200IM – 1:51.11/2:11.45
  • 400IM – 4:00.35/4:31.62
  • 100 breast – 57.50/1:09.37
  • 200 breast – 2:10.70/2:30.11
  • 100 fly – 100 – 51.35/57.92
  • 200 fly – 1:53.78/2:07.36

“Super proud and humbled to announce my verbal commitment to study and swim at the University of Texas!! I chose the UT as my next home because I believe the business school is an outstanding place to excel in my academic career and the best place to grow as a person and student-athlete. I firmly believe that the amazing coaching staff, team culture, teammates and facilities will help me achieve my goals in the future. Special thanks to my parents, coaches, friends and family for being such an influential part of this process. Can’t wait to represent such a legendary team and university! HOOK’EM!!”

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Markster

Thought that was Will Licon for a sec

Ncsa meetgoer

I love this kid

SwimGeek

This is a massive class for Texas. This kid had a very good summer with 1:51/3:56

volmenusa

Yea they get so many great American swimmers and divers it leaves slim pickings for the bottom feeders like TN!

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