Matt Olaya
Matt Olaya
Height: 5-7
Year: Senior
Hometown: Palmdale, CA
High School: Littlerock HS
Position: Butterfly
CAL STATE NORTHRIDGE -- 2007-08 Olaya swam three different strokes for the Matadors as a senior, failing to compete only in the breaststroke ... logged the Matadors' fourth-best time in the 100 butterfly and second-best time in the 200 fly ... managed both of those marks at the prestigious Nike Cup ... top times: 50 free: 24.81, 500 free: 6:00.04, 100 back: 1:01.92, 100 fly: 54.61, 200 fly: 1:59.25, 400 IM: 5:01.47. 2006-07 Olaya swam both breaststroke events and the 100 Backstroke for Northridge in 2006-07 ... his 54.51 was the fourth-best time for the Matadors in the 100 fly ... had the third-best time in the 200 fly at 2:00.62 ... best times of the year in the all three of his events came at the Big West Championships ... best 100 back time: 1:00.21. 2005-06 Olaya swam the second-best 200 Butterfly time for the Matadors on the year after posting a 1:59.43 at the Big West Championships ... best times: 100 Butterfly (54.71), 100 Backstroke (1:00.12), 200 Individual Medley (2:14.18). PERSONAL Born February 2, 1986 in Van Nuys, Calif. ... parents are Stella Zapata and Carlos Ortega ... favorite athlete is Lance Armstrong, favorite actor is Denzel Washington and favorite TV shows are "Family Guy", "South Park" and "American Dad" ... says the toughest thing about being an athlete is "time management" ... says swimming could be improved by "training smarter" ... major is kinesiology.

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