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  Matt McDonald
Matt McDonald

Player Profile

Fishers, IN

High School:
Hamilton Southeastern

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 190



National Competition: Competed in the 2001 U.S. Olympic Trials ... Turned in a time of 54.68 in the 100 fly in the semifinals to finish 13th ... Also swam the 200m fly.

As a Junior in 2003-04: Three-time All-American (two individual, one relay) ... First-team Pac-10 All-Academic selection ... Swam third leg of the 400 medley relay team that placed third at NCAAs (3:27.74) ... Finished fifth in the 100 meter butterfly at NCAAs in a time of 52.00 ... Finished sixth in the 200 meter butterfly (1:55.97) at NCAAs as well ... Took third at the Pac-10 Championships in the 200 fly (1:46.09) ... Placed seventh in the 100 back (48.71) at Pac-10s.

As a Sophomore in 2002-03: All-American ... Second-team Pac-10 All-Academic selection ... Took 13th in the 100 butterfly at NCAAs (47.39) ... Finished second at Pac-10s in the 200 butterfly with a time of 1:45.09 ... Clocked in with a 47.56 at the conference championships in the 100 butterfly to finish fifth ... Placed 13th in the 200 individual medley (1:51.85) at Pac-10s (3/6) ... Member of Stanford's 400 medley relay team that took second at the conference championships in a time of 3:13.08.

As a Freshman in 2001-02: Three-time All-American (two individual and one relay) ... Member of NCAA Champion 200 medley relay team (1:25.47) ... Took fourth at NCAAs in the 100 fly, clocking in at 46.66 ... Swam a season- and career-best time in the prelims of the 100 fly (46.50) at NCAAs ... Finished fourth in the 200 fly in a season- and career-best time of 1:44.04 at NCAAs ... Placed seventh in the 200 fly at Pac-10s with a mark of 1:45.62 ... Finished third at the conference championships in the 100 fly with a time of 47.31 ... Took 14th in the 100 back at Pac-10s clocking in at 49.86 ... Swam a season and career-best time of 1:49.53 in the 200 IM in an unofficial swim at Pac-10s (3/7).

Prep: National Champion in the 100 fly two consecutive years ('00 and '01) ... Four-year letterwinner ... 2001 National High School Coaches Association National Swimmer of the Year ... Team captain in 2000 and 2001 ... Garnered All-America honors all four years in high school ... Four-time All-Conference selection ... Herman Keller Indiana Swimming Mental Attitude Award winner ... Four-time all-state pick ... State Champion in the 100 fly three consecutive years ... Three-time County Swimmer of the Year ... State Champion in 100 back in 2001 ... Academic All-American in 2001 ... Coached by Dan Johnson and Andy Pedersen ... Team MVP in 1998, '99, '00 and '01 ... Holds four school records and one state record ... Competed for the Southeastern Swim Club.

Personal: Planning a major in economics ... Born in Indianapolis, Ind. ... Son of Scott and Arlene McDonald ... Has one sister, Shelley (23) ... Hobbies include golfing, boating, jet-skiing and wakeboarding.