Cards win opener
First male swimmer to double in the 100 and 200 since 1995
Joao De Lucca is seeded third in the 100 free.
Seven Cardinals with four additional relay swimmers heading to the Big Dance in Austin
U of L has six top qualifiers
Freshman: Matthias helped place the 400- and 800-freestyle relays first at the American Conference Championships, and was the runner up in the 200-freestyle. He also took third in the 100- and 500-freestyle events. All of his achievements led to his spot on the All-American Conference team. Matthias provided depth to the relays at the NCAA Championships while helping the 400-free relay squad land a second place finish in the consolation bracket and 10th in the 800-free relay.
Prep: Matthias Lindenbauer hails from Dortmund, Germany where he attended Goethe- Gymnasium Dortmund, and swam for SG Dortmund. In 2012 Lindenbauer won a gold medal in the 50- meter butterfly at German Youth Championships, a silver medal in the 100- meter freestyle, and another silver medal in the 200- meter freestyle. Lindenbauer was a finalist in the 100- meter freestyle at the German Nationals, and took sixth place in the 200- freestyle at Short Course German Nationals. Lindenbauer has also earned multiple medals from the German Youth Championships from as early as 2007.
Personal: Matthias Lindenbauer is the son of Karl- Heinz and Anna- Katharina Lindenbauer. Born September 30, 1993. Major is Civil Engineering.