Bjorn Mates
Bjorn Mates

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Eislingen, Germany

High School:
Wirtemberg Gymnasium

Height:
6-1

Event:
Back/Free/Fly


2005-06: All-BIG EAST in both the 100m and 200m backstroke after finishing fifth in each race at the BIG EAST Championships...won 10 individual titles, including six wins in the 200 backstroke...posted personal-bests in both the 100 (50.53) and 200 (1:47.49) backstroke events in BIG EAST prelims...won a pair of 200m IM titles as well as a 500m freestyle crown...named to College Swimming Coaches Association of America Academic All-American squad.

Prior to UC: A two-year member of the German Junior National team...German age-group national champion in 200 backstroke (2001, 2004)...was third-place finisher in 200 backstroke at German National Championships in 2004.

Personal: Born April 24, 1985...son of Dr. George Mates and Bernadette Voss...majoring in pre-medicine.