Matt Jurcak
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    Matt Jurcak

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Plymouth, Mich.

    High School:
    Plymouth-Salem

    Height:
    6-4

    Event:
    Free/Back

    At AFA: Has competed in several dual meets for the Falcons.

    High School: Four-year letterwinner in swimming at Plymouth-Salem HS ... coached by Charles Olson ... four-time all-conference selection ... four-time All-Observerland ... four-time academic all-state ... along with Falcon teammate Nick Dixon, helped lead Plymouth-Salem to conference and division championships in 2002-2003 ... team captain as a senior ... member of National Honor Society ... scholar athlete of the year ... also swam for the Plymouth-Canton Cruisers, coached by Aaron Reeder.

    Personal: Member of cadet squadron 25 ... son of Brad and Fran Jurcak ... has two sisters, Michelle (22) and Carie (18) ... majoring in astronautical engineering ... hobbies include guitar and camping ... favorite food is ice cream ... noteworthy thing about his hometown is its world-renowned ice sculpture festival ... person in history he'd like to meet is Mark Zuckerberg (founder of Facebook), "to thank him" ... if he could be on any reality TV show, it would be Ninja Warrior ... biggest influence on his sports career has been his high school coach, Charles Olson, because "he got me started out on this whole trip with swimming" ... favorite athlete is Michael Jordan ... favorite quote: "When the wall comes, I'll touch it" -Coach Rob Clayton.

    Inside Men's Swimming