Ranks ninth in UMass' all-time records in the 100-yard breast (58.51).
2002-03: Placed eighth at the Atlantic 10 Championships in the 200-yard breast (2:10.84) and was a member of the third place 200-yard medley relay team ... ranked second on his UMass team in the 100-yard breast (58.51 at A-10's), fourth in both the 50-yard free (21.97 at A-10's) and 200-yard breast (2:10.84 at A-10's), ninth in the 100-yard free (51.12 vs. Rutgers) and 11th in the 200-yard IM (2:08.09 at Rhode Island Invitational) ... named to the A-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll and the UMass Athletic Director's Honor Roll.
Before UMass: Four-year letterwinner at Massabesic (Maine) High School ... 1998 Rookie Swimmer of the Year ... 1999 Most Improved Swimmer ... team MVP ... two-time All-State selection ... two-time All-Southern Maine Athletic Association pick ... qualified for the 2000 USA Swimming Junior Nationals and U.S. Open Swim Meet ... team captain ... set school records in four individual events and three relay events ... southwest Maine champion (100-yard breast, 100-yard free) ... winner of the Paulsen Award for the Outstanding Swimmer at the Maine State High School Swimming Championships ... selected as Maine's Swimmer of the Year by the Portland Press Herald and the Maine Sunday Telegram.
Personal: Full name is Matthew Brown Woodward ... born October 7, 1982, in Dover, N.H. ... son of Ronald and Carolyn Woodward ... majoring in sport management.
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