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Matt Sullivan
Matt Sullivan

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Jonesboro, Ark.

High School:
Jonseboro High

Height:
6-0

Experience:
3 Letters

Fall 2006: Matt Sullivan started off his senior campaign with a come-from-behind victory at the season-opening Missouri Intercollegiate, where he fired78-67-68--213...He was named Missouri Valley Conference Player of the WeekHe was -9 his final two rounds of the tournament including a 15 foot birdie putt on the difficult 18th at Porto Cima to win by one.....Followed suite in the second event at North Texas to finish 10th (68-70-78=216) to lead the Bears once again.....Finished T18th at his favorite event of the fall at the University of Kansas at Alvamar (73-75-73=221)....Fired an opening round 70 at the SFA Crown Classic (70-80=150) to tie for 28th in the rain shortened event....Finished off his final fall campaign with a 3rd place showing at Oral Roberts (73-71-71=215) edging out two potential individual regional selections along the way.

2005-06: Sullivan emerged as the Bears' top player, leading the team in scoring average at 74.2, a figure which ranks him fourth on the the school's single-season chart...nearly three strokes better than the previous year . . . He led Missouri State in four of its five tournaments and posted three top 10 finishes . . . All 15 of his rounds were in the 60's or 70's, including a season-best 68 in the final round of the MSU/Rivercut Invitational and 69 in the first round at the Fairway Club Invitational . . . He closed the fall season with a runnerup finish at the Rivercut Invitational, where he posted 73-73-68--214 and earned MVC Player of the Week honors . . . Sullivan also opened the year with a top five at the Missouri Intercollegiate after shooting 72-74-71--217 . . . His other top 10 was at the Fairway Club Invitational, where he finished eighth with 69-78-73--220...The spring started off a bit slower for him as he posted 78-73-73--224 to tie for 27th at the Dick Witcoff/USF Invitational...On the Bears' spring break trip to Texas, Sullivantied for 21st at Sam Houston State(71-77-75=223) and the shot 74-77--151 at Stephen F. Austin to help the team to its first road win since 2002...In his home state, he tied for 28th at Arkansas-Little Rock (78-73-76--227) and shot 77-73-81--231 at Arkansas State...Sullivan took fifth at the Branson Creek Invitational by shooting 73-75-72--220...He placed 14th at his third conference tournament with 77-73-77--227 and earned an at-large selection to the all-Valley teamforhis stellar play throughout the season.

2004-05: He lowered his scoring average by nearly two strokes from his freshman season, falling from 77.6 to 75.8, which ranked him third on the team...He finished strong down the stretch in the spring, placing either first or second for MSU in the last four tournaments...Sullivan captured medalist honors at the Branson Creek Invitational, notching 72-71-70 for an even-par 213...He finished tied for 17th at the Missouri Valley meet with 73-80-76--229...He opened the MSU Fall Invitational with a fall-best 71 at Rivercut Golf Course and went to finish third by posting 71-72-75--218...He placed second for MSU and 16th overall at the season-opening Nebraska Fairway Club Invitational with 75-83-73--231.

2003-04: Sullivan came on strong at the end of his freshman season, pacing the Bears and tying for fifth at the Branson Creek Invitational with 77-67-71--215; his 67 was a career best . . . He ranked second for the Bears and 19th overall at the Valley tournament by shooting 78-80-76--234 . . . He played in seven of the team's 11 tournaments, compiling a 77.6 scoring average . . . His low round of the fall was 72 in the final round of the Highland Springs Invitational, where he finished tied for 26th, his best finish of the fall.

High School: Sullivan was a two-time all-state pick at Jonesboro High and finished second in the 2002 Arkansas Junior Player of the Year point standings...He also won titles at the Ben Mayo Invitational and the Independent Insurance Junior Classic.

Personal: Matt Stewart Sullivan was born August 16, 1984, in Memphis, Tennessee...He is majoring inpsychology with a minor in accounting...Matt is the son of Dan and Maria Sullivan...His father played basketball at Arkansas State.

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