Matt Parsons
    Matt Parsons

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Brisbane, Australia

    High School:
    St. Peters Luthern College

    Height:
    6-0

    Event:
    Freestyle

    Birthdate:
    05/23/1990


    04/04/2012

    Seven swimmers and divers named Academic All-MAC

    SIU boasted second-most honorees in the conference

    03/03/2012

    MAC Championships Day Three: Prelims

    Parsons and Wolfe finish 1-2 in the 200 fly

    03/03/2012

    Rick Walker named 2012 MAC Swimming Coach of the Year

    Salukis win four events, place third at MAC Championship

    03/02/2012

    MAC Championships Day Two Finals Canceled

    Friday morning's prelim times scored as finals

    03/02/2012

    MAC Championships Day Two: Prelims

    Wolfe sets school and MAC Championship record in 100 fly

    2011-12 // Senior:
    First-time All-MAC selection...Won the 200-yard butterfly at the MAC Championships, posting a time (1:47.71) that made him the fifth-fastest individual in school history in the event...Won 10 events on the year...Set a pool record in the 100-meter butterfly at the Copi Coqui Invitational in Puerto Rico in January...First-team Academic All-MAC selection.

    2010-11 // Junior
    First-team All-Conference selection...Competed in 12 meets...Picked up seven wins on the year...Recorded three top-three finishes at the MAC Championships...Swept the 200 freestyle and 100 butterfly titles against Evansville...First-team Academic All-Conference.

    2009-10 // Sophomore
    Competed in 12 events, including the season-opening SIU Miler when he finished first...Recorded a total of 11 first-place finishes throughout the season...Earned first-team All-MAC status...Also was named to the Academic All-MAC team...Part of the 400 free relay team that took first place against Miami of Ohio, Kentucky and Drury...Finished third individually in the 200 fly at the MAC Championships...Was a member of the MAC championship 800 free relay team that broke the pool record at Eastern Michigan University with a time of 6:38.86...Finished the season with team-best times in the 100 and 200 fly.

    2008-09 // Freshman
    Competed in eight meets for the Salukis in his first year...Captured 12 first-place finishes...Finished first in the 1000 free (9:38.57) and first in the 500 free (4:40.00) against New Orleans...Recorded the fastest time on the team in the 1650 free at the Sun Belt Championships (15:36.91) for sixth place...Also part of the 800 free relay team that finished second at the conference championships.

    High School
    Swam club in Brisbane prior to joining the Salukis.

    Personal
    A political science major...Has two brothers...Son of Tony and Kaye Parsons...Born May 23, 1990 in Brisbane, Australia.

    Saturday, Jan 17
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Swimming & Diving Carbondale, Ill. 10:00 AM
    Saturday, Feb 7
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Swimming & Diving Carbondale, Ill. 10:00 AM
    Wednesday, Feb 18
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Swimming & Diving Carbondale, Ill. 6:00 PM
    Thursday, Feb 19
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Swimming & Diving Carbondale, Ill. All Day
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