2003-04: Earned Coaches Award ... first-team All-Atlantic 10 selection ... strong swimmer for UMass in the 50-, 100-, and 200-yard freestyle events ... turned in his best performances of the season at the Atlantic 10 Championships (2/19-21) ... finished fourth at the league meet in the 100 free (46.97) ... ranked third on the team in the 50 free (21.44) and fourth in the 200 free (1:44.61) ... member of each relay team including the conference champion 200-yard and 400-yard freestyle squads.
2002-03: Placed second in both the 200-yard (1:23.76) and 400-yard (3:05.63) free relays, ninth in the 100-yard free (46.90), 12th in the 200-yard free (1:45.01) and 13th in the 50-yard free (21.80) at the Atlantic 10 Championships ... ranked second on the team in the 50-yard free (21.54, A-10 Championships), third in the 100-yard free (46.90, A-10 Championships), fifth in the 200-yard free (1:44.27, A-10 Championships) and tenth in the 200-yard back (57.93, Yale Invitational) ... also a member of the 400-yard medley relay (3:29.27, Yale Invitational).
2001-02: Ranked fifth in the 200-yard free (1:45.75 vs. Fordham), sixth in both the 50-yard free (22.33 vs. Fordham) and 100-yard free (48.5 at Fordham), and eighth in both the 500-yard free (5:00.27 vs. Syracuse) and 1,000-yard free (10:35.06 at the Rhode Island Invitational).
Before UMass: Four-year letterwinner at Rumson (N.J.) Fair Haven Regional High School ... 200-yard free champion of Shore Conference and Monmouth County ... first-team All-Shore selection ... two-time All-County pick ... two-time team captain.
Personal: Born December 15, 1982, in Long Branch, N.J. ... son of Jim and Robbie Matthews ... enrolled in the College of Food & Natural Resources.