Matt Carmen
Matt Carmen

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Merrit Island, Fla.

Last College:
U.S. Coast Guard Academy

Event:
Free


2002: Tal ented senior sprinter ... has potential to take the Seminoles to the next level at ACC’s and NCAA’s…earned the Most Improved award for the men…swam a NCAA-B cut time of 44.91 in the 100- yard freestyle at ACC’s to tie teammate Nnamnse Ammons for fourth place…time ranks as eighth best all-time at FSU …won the ACC consolation final in the 50-free at 20.47, the third-best time of the year, to place ninth overall…swam the third leg of the 200- and 400-free relays that both finished second at ACC’s with NCAA-B cut times of 1:19.98 and 2:59.19, respectively…was on the 800-free relay that finished seventh at ACC’s…his 50-free time from ACC’s was the third-fastest on the team…finished seventh in the 50- free at the Georgia Invite…placed 13th overall at the Georgia Invitational in the 100-free…competed on the 200- and 400-free relays at the Georgia Invitational, placing second in both…member of the 200-medley relay that finished fifth at the Georgia Invite…swam the second leg in the 400-free relay victory against nationally ranked Florida…led off the 400-free relay squad that placed second vs. Clemson…placed third in the 50-free against the Tigers…swam the opening leg in the 200- free relay and anchor leg in the 200-medley relay against Alabama, finishing third in both events.

2001: Added depth to the sprint and middle distance freestyle events…placed fourth in the 200-freestyle against FAU and Indian River and fifth against Miami…against Auburn compiled two fifth-place finishes in the 50- and 100- freestyle events…finished third in the 100-freestyle against Truman State.

AT U.S. COAST GUARD ACADEMY: Placed second in the 50-freestyle and third in the 100-freestyle at the ECAC meet.

HIGH SCHOOL: High school team co-captain...placed 12th in the 50-freestyle at the state meet as a senior...all Space Coast first team as a senior...all Cape Coast Conference as a junior and a senior...reached the finals in the 200-freestyle relay at the state competition his junior year...was on the honor roll throughout high school.

PERSONAL: Son of Ralph and Liz Carmen...born on October 30, 1979...hopes to someday be a military pilot, and later start his own company...majoring in actuarial science and statistics.

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