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2012 Men's Swimming & Diving Roster

Matt Elliott


Peoria, Ill.

10-Time All-American
2013 SEC Champion in the 200 Breast
Two-Time All-SEC
2012 SEC All-Freshman Honoree
One-time Swimmer of the Week

Top Times

100 Breast: 52.51                (2015 NCAA Championships)
200 Breast: 1:52.76 (2015 NCAA Championships)
200 Fly: 1:45.88 (Last Chance Meet, March 9-11, 2015)
200 IM: 1:45.61 (2015 SEC Championships)
400 IM: 3:41.24 (2014 NCAA Championships)

50 Breast: 28.92 (2014 Phillips 66 National Championships)
100 Breast: 1:01.91 (2012 USA Olympic Team Trials)
200 Breast: 2:12.00 (2012 USA Olympic Team Trials)
200 IM: 2:04.72 (2011 ConocoPhillips National Championships)
400 IM: 4:26.50 (2011 ConocoPhillips National Championships)

UF All-Time Rankings
100 Breast: Second (52.51ps)
200 Breast: Second (1:52.76)
400 IM: 10th (3:41.24)
200 Medley Relay: 10th (1:25.64)
400 Medley Relay: Eighth (3:07.80)

National/International Competition:
Competed in four events at the 2014 Phillips 66 National Championships, where he recorded one personal-best time and placed eighth in the 200-meter breaststroke… Placed eighth in the 200 breast (2:16.96) and 10th in the 100 breast (1:02.31) at the 2013 US National Championships…Competed at the 2012 USA Olympic Team Trials in the 200 breast and 400 IM… Participated in the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials, where he recorded personal bests in the 100 and 200 breast events in Omaha, Neb.… Captured one gold and two silver medals at the 2010 Junior Pan-Pacific Championships… Placed 14th in the finals of the 200 breast at 2009 U.S. Nationals; his time was the second-fastest in American history by anyone under the age of 17… Competed at FINA-Arena World Cup meets in Berlin and Stockholm in 2009… Qualified for the 2008 Olympic Trials entering his sophomore year of high school… Four-time Junior National Champion… Holds the national age-group record for ages 13-16 in the 200 breast.

At Florida
NCAA Championships: Earned an All-American honor in the 200-yard breaststroke as he placed 13th with a time of 1:53.51… SEC Championships: Placed sixth in the 200-yard breaststroke (1:54.42), eighth in the 400-yard individual medley (3:45.01) and won the B-Final of the 100-yard breaststroke with a mark of 52.95 seconds… Kicked off the season by winning three individual events (400 IM, 100 Breast, 200 Breast) and notching two first-place relay finishes (200 MR, 400 MR) as he helped UF win its fifth-straight Pinch A Penny All Florida Invitational title. Finished with 10 individual wins and was part of three first-place relay teams during the dual meets and invitational competition… Honors: Honorable Mention All-American… SEC Swimmer of the Week (2/3/15).

NCAA Championships: Earned four All-American honors, as he placed 10th in the 400-yard individual medley in a personal-best time of 3:41.24, 16th in the 100-yard breaststroke in 53.04 and he was a member of two All-American relay teams… SEC Championships: Finished fourth in the 400-yard individual medley (3:43.60), fifth in the 200-yard breaststroke (1:55.01) and sixth in the 100-yard breaststroke (53.11)… Collected eight individual wins and was a part of four first-place relay teams throughout the regular season in dual meets and invitational competition… Honors: Four-time All-American.

NCAA Championships:
Captured three All-America honors as he placed sixth in the 200-yard breaststroke (1:53.79 – school record), 14th in the 100-yard breaststroke (53.20) and he was a member of the 400-yard medley relay team that finished seventh (3:08.16)… SEC Championships: Earned his first SEC title with a win in the 200-yard breaststroke as he swam a personal-best time of 1:54.13… In addition, Elliott placed sixth in both the 100-yard breaststroke and the 400-yard individual medley... Collected multiple individual wins and top-5 finishes at dual meets throughout the regular season… Honors: Three-Time All-American… SEC Champion (200-yard breaststroke).

NCAA Championships:
Earned his first two All-American honors of his career as a member of the 200-yard and 400-yard medley relay teams… Individually, Elliott was the Gators highest finisher in both the 100-yard and 200-yard breaststroke races with times of 53.76 (personal best) and 1:56.65, respectively… SEC Championships: Elliott made two championship final appearances where he placed third in the 200-yard breaststroke (1:55.75) and sixth in the 100-yard breaststroke (54.12)… His efforts earned him SEC All-Freshman Team honors… Five-time SEC Male Freshman of the Week following his efforts at the All-Florida Invitational, against Georgia, at the Georgia Tech Invitational, Classic at SMU and against Tennessee… Debuted at the All-Florida Invitational, winning three individual events – the 100-yard breaststroke (55.64), 200-yard breaststroke (1:59.06) and the 400-yard individual medley (3:50.96)… Honors: Two-time All-American… SEC All-Freshman Team… Five-time SEC Male Freshman of the Week.

High School:
Rated a five-star recruit by Swimming World Magazine…Ranked the No. 14 men’s swimming recruit in the country by… The first-ever three-time Illinois Swimming Male Swimmer of the Year owns five individual state championships and 15 state records… The first freshman in Illinois state swimming history to take home gold medals in two events (100 breast and 200 IM) at the Illinois State Swimming Meet… Chose Florida over North Carolina, Indiana and Texas… Trained with the Peoria Area Water Wizards under head coach Ivan Kirov.

Coach Troy on Matt:
“Matt is a natural breaststroke swimmer, who swims all year at a high level.”

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