Matthew Wilson
Matthew  Wilson


West Monroe, La.

High School:
West Monroe HS




Men's Swimming & Diving Places 11 on Academic All-MAC List

Five seniors lead group of Bears swimmers among MAC academic award honorees


Men's Swimming & Diving Gets Runner-up at MAC Championship

The Bears win three titles on the final day of the 2015 Mid-American Men's Swimming and Diving Championships, but they're not enough as Missouri State finishes runner-up by a slim 20 points


Strong Third Day Showing Propels Bears Back Into Lead

The Missouri State men's swimming and diving team earns four conference championships - behind three Mid-American Conference- and pool-record times - to retake a slim lead heading into the final day of the 2015 MAC Championships


Men's Swimming & Diving Places Third at Shamrock Invite

The Bears achieve six season-best times in its final meet before the Mid-American Conference Men's Swimming and Diving Championships in March


Bears Complete First Day of Shamrock Invitational

The Missouri State men's swimming and diving team has solid races on Friday in the 500-yard freestyle and 200-yard individual medley to stay with the pack of four teams heading into the second day of the Shamrock Invitational on Saturday

Honors & Awards
2014-15 All-MAC Second Team
2013-14 CSCAA Individual Scholar Honorable Mention
2013-14 Academic All-MAC Team
2012-13 All-MAC Second Team
MAC Swimmer of the Week - Dec. 19, 2012
2012-13 Academic All-MAC First Team
MSU Athletics Director's Honor Roll - Fall 2014, Fall 2013, Spring 2013, Fall 2012, Spring 2012, Fall 2011

2014-15 Season (Senior): Named to the All-MAC Second Team … Placed fourth in the 200 butterfly – just 0.04 seconds behind for bronze – at the Mid-American Conference Championships … Earned seventh-place finishes in both the 100 butterfly (48.92) and the 100 backstroke (49.45) at the MAC meet … Got fourth in the 200 fly at the Shamrock Invitational (Jan. 31) and also had a top time on the season at the time in the 100 fly on the campus of Notre Dame … Also member of ‘B’ 400 medley relay team that got sixth at the Invite … Completed three top times on year at Louisville Invitational (Nov. 21-23) … Individual top-six finishes in the Show-Me Showdown (Oct. 3), dual vs. Denver (Nov. 24-25), Texas A&M Double Dual (Jan. 8) and dual at Hammons Student Center against Truman State (Jan. 17) … Holder of three of Missouri State’s second fastest times in events to end the season.

2013-14 Season (Junior): College Swimming Coaches Association of America Men's Individual Scholar All-America team honorable mention ... MAC All-Academic selection ... Placed fourth in the 100 fly finals and second in the 200 fly (1:47.66) at the MAC championships ... Won individual events against Southern Illinois (200 fly, 1:50.50), Colorado Mesa (100 fly, 51.40) and TCU at the Oklahoma Splash Bash (200 fly, 1:51.31) ... Swam a career-best 48.98 in the 200 fly at the TYR Invitational at the time for fifth place .... Fourth-place finish at the Shamrock Invitational in the 200 fly ... Help claim victories in the 200 medley relay in the Southern Illinois dual meet and a second-place finish in the 200 medley relay (1:30.86) at the Missouri Show-Me Showdown.

2012-13 Season (Sophomore): Earned All-MAC Second Team honors for the first time in his career ... Ranked 148th nationally in the 200 fly; also cracked the top-250 in the 100 fly (247th) ... Was the Bears' lone representative in the 100 fly championship heat; stayed put in fifth place with a career best time of 49.17 ... One of very few swimmers to pull 100 fly-100 back double during Friday's prelims; was .04 seconds shy of a top-eight finish in the 100 back; registered career best 50.11 in prelims; finished 11th in the evening's B-Final ... Medaled for the first time in career with a third-place finish in the 200 fly; moved into third all-time in MSU history in the 200 fly with his A-Final time of 1:48.48 ... Swam the butterfly leg on both the Bears' second-place medley relays at conference ... Recognized as MAC Swimmer of the Week (Dec. 19) for stellar outing at the UIW Invitational where he swam a personal best in the 200 fly to capture runner-up honors; also finished seventh in the A-Final of the 100 fly ... Picked up a pair of 200 fly victories against Drury and SIU/Air Force; also won the 200 back at Evansville...Landed a spot on the Academic All-MAC First Team; was one of three Bears to earn first-team distinction.

2011-12 Season (Freshman): Swam two events on the second day of the 2012 MAC Championships; Finished 18th in the 100 fly timed final (50.49); finished 11th in the 100 back timed final (51.25) ... Captured his first top-eight finish at the conference meet in the 200 fly with sixth place (1:49.48); Only .18 seconds separated third and sixth place ... During the dual meet season, he won the 200 fly on three different occasions: vs. SIU (10/15), at Truman State (1/14) and vs. Evansville (1/27) ... Also took home first place in the 500 free vs. Lindenwood (11/4)...Finished on the season's top times list in the 100 back (3rd), 100 fly (3rd) and 200 fly (2nd).

Background: Came to Missouri State from West Monroe High School and the City of Shreveport Swim Team ... Was conference champion multiple times in the 100 fly; also broke the conference meet record in the event ... Was Louisiana state champion in the 100 fly as a junior; also finished third at state in the 200 IM his junior season ... Received numerous academic awards as a student at West Monroe including Senior of Distinction.

Personal: Matthew Wilson is the son of John and Kathy Wilson ... Born October 12, 1992 in West Monroe, La. ... Majoring in exercise & movement science.

Career Bests at Missouri State
Event Time Opponent/Meet Date
50 Free 21.79 Shamrock Invitational 1/31/14
100 Free 48.09 vs. Missouri 11/8/13
200 Free 1:44.13 vs. Lindenwood 11/4/11
500 Free 4:35.47 TYR Invitational 11/22/13
50 Back 24.43 Incarnate Word Invitational 12/16/12
100 Back 49.45 2015 MAC Championships - Prelims 3/6/15
200 Back 58.09 vs. Truman State 1/19/13
50 Fly 22.64 TYR Invitational 11/24/13
100 Fly 48.30 2014 MAC Championships - Prelims 3/7/14
200 Fly 1:47.66 2014 MAC Championships - Prelims 3/8/14

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