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Matthew Wilson
Matthew Wilson

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
West Monroe, La.

High School:
West Monroe High

Event:
Fly/Back/Free

Major:
Exercise & Movement Science

03/08/2014

MSU Swimming & Diving Completes Dominating Performance for First MAC Championship

Bears men, women sweep league championships for first time since 2008

03/07/2014

MSU Swimming & Diving Ups Lead at MAC Championships

Bears win four more events; lead by 118 points heading into final day

03/05/2014

Missouri State Ready for Run at First-Ever MAC Swimming & Diving Title

Bears looking for first conference-championship sweep since 2008

02/01/2014

Swimming Bears Split at Shamrock Invitational; Defeat No. 25 Iowa

MSU beats ranked Hawkeyes, 213-157; falls to Notre Dame, 233-147

01/31/2014

Bears Swimming & Diving Starts Strong at Shamrock Invitational

MSU leads No. 25 Iowa, 61-49; trails, Notre Dame, 58-52

Honors & Awards
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 - Spring 2013, Fall 2012, Spring 2012, Fall 2011

2012-13: 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: 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 22.23 vs. Missouri S&T 1/25/13
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 50.11 2013 MAC Championships - Prelims 3/8/13
200 Back 58.09 vs. Truman State 1/19/13
50 Fly 22.64 TYR Invitational 11/24/13
100 Fly 48.98 TYR Invitational 11/23/13
200 Fly 1:48.48 2013 MAC Championships - Finals 3/9/13

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