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  Matt Shead
Matt Shead

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Welling, Kent, England

High School:
Millfield School

Height:
6-4

Event:
Breast


Top Times

100 Breast: 54.11

200 Breast: 1:58.97

100 Fly: 48.54

200 IM: 1:48.30

Two-Time ACC Honor Roll

2010-11: Earned his first career All-ACC honors by finishing second in the 100 breast with a time of 54.11 at the ACC Championships... also finished ninth in the 200 breast (1:58.97) and 19th in the 50 free (20.33) at ACC's... at Alabama touched the wall first in the 100 breast (55.93)...In the conference meet with Clemson, took first in the 100 breast (57.28) and second in the 200 breast (2:07.58)...Took second in the 100 breast (57.49) and fifth in the 200 breast (2:10.55) during the dual sweep of Georgia Tech and UNC-Wilmington...Placed second in both the 100 breast (55.38) and 200 breast (2:02.45) as the 'Noles upset #4 ranked Florida...Came home with finishes of third in the 100 breast (54.87), fifth in the 200 breast (2:03.39), eighth in the 50 free (20.82), and 18th in the 100 free (46.21) at the Georgia Tech Invitational...Placed second in the 100 breast (56.30), third in the 200 breast (2:06.68), and fifth in the 100 fly (51.37) at LSU...Versus Nova Southeastern touched the wall first in both the 50 free (21.26) and in the 200 breast (2:07.24)...Brought home first place in the 100 breast (58.03), first in the 100 fly (51.12), and second in the 100 free (47.28) during the dual sweep against Florida Atlantic and Florida International...Contributed to a successful day for the 'Noles by finishing second in the 100 breast (56.93), third in the 100 fly (50.19), fourth in the 200 breast (2:07.95), 10th in the 100 free (47.22), and 14th in the 50 free (21.67) at the All-Florida Invitational.

2009-10: Placed second in the 50 breast and fifth in the 100 breast at the 2010 English Nationals... placed ninth in the 100 breast (54.46), and qualified 15th in the 100 fly (48.54) and 17th in the 200 individual medley (1:49.84) at the ACC Championships... finished third in the 100 fly (50.08) and fifth in the 100 breast (56.87) at the Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech Tri Meet... touched third in the 100 breast (57.56) and fourth in the 100 fly (51.26) against Clemson... finished fourth in the 100 fly (51.29) and fifth in the 100 breast (58.47) against Virginia... touched third in the 100 fly (49.04) and fourth in the 100 breast (56.28) against rival Florida... placed second in the 100 fly (49.00), third in the 100 breast (56.30) and seventh in the 200 individual medley (1:50.80) during Florida State's victory at the Georgia Tech Invite... finished second in the 100 fly (50.23) and fourth in the 100 breast (57.39) against LSU... placed third in the 100 breast (58.24) and fourth in the 200 breast (2:10.63) to kickoff the season against Florida Atlantic... member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

2008-09: Scored points in three events at the ACC Championships... tied for ninth in the 100 breast (54.53), finished 14th in the 200 IM (1:48.30) and 15th in the 200 breast (2:01.73)... finished second in the 100 breast (57.50) and 200 IM (1:53.95) and placed third in the 200 breast (2:09.60) against Clemson... turned in fourth-place finishes in the 100 breast (57.27) and 200 IM (1:53.79) at LSU... earned a second swim at the USA Short Course National Championships in the 200 breast (2:04.11)... also competed in the 200 IM (1:50.65) and 100 breast (56.73)... placed fourth in the 100 breast (57.44) and 200 IM (1:53.95) against Florida... finished third in the 100 breast (56.93) against Virginia and Penn St... touched the wall in third-place against Indian River State College and FAMU in the 100 breast (59.67).

2007-08: Placed 17th in the 100 breast (1:04.44) at the British Olympic Trials... scored points in his first career ACC Championships... finished fourth in the 100 breast with a personal best time of 55.10 and 12th in the 200 IM with another personal best (1:50.36)... also placed 15th in the 200 breast (2:03.42)... finished third in the 100 breast (56.21) against Auburn... earned first place honors in the 100 breast (56.39) against Florida Atlantic... touched the wall in second place in the 100 breast (56.41) and third in the 200 IM (1:55.49)... won the 100 breast (56.39) and placed third in the 200 breast (2:08.51) and 200 IM (1:53.69) against South Carolina... was victorious in the 100 back (52.23) against FAMU... placed second in the 100 breast (57.66) and third in the 200 IM (1:54.43) against LSU... touched the wall in second in the 200 free (1:46.74) against UNC-Wilmington... placed second in the 200 breast in a time of 2:08.02 against Boston College... won the 100 back (54.08) and finished third in the 200 breast (2:09.85) against FAMU... opened the season at the Georgia Tech Quad meet with a third place finish in the 100 breast (56.80).

High School: 2007 British Schools Champion in 100 breast and England team captain... 2006 selected for World School Games in Athens... captained the team to a WSG record in the 4x100 medley relay (breast) and won a silver medal in the 100 breast... British age group long course record holder in the 50 and 100 breast... selected for Great Britain youth tour to New Zealand and Australia.

Personal: Born January 14, 1989... majoring in business and management... son of Ian and Kim Shead... wants to become an investment banker in London... went to same school as head coach Neil Harper and current Seminole Rob Holderness (Millfield).

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