Matt Wheeler
Matt Wheeler

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Houston, TX

High School:
Langham Creek

Height:
6-0

Event:
Butterfly, IM


2002-03:Selected as team captain his senior year af- ter a showing strong leadership his junior season ...Scored points at the ACC Championship in the 200 butterfly with a season-best 16th-place finish of 1:52.58 ...Placed 22nd in the 100 fly at the ACC meet after turning in a season-best time of 51.43 in the preliminary round ...Finished 25th at the league meet in the 200 individual medley ... Won the 200-fly against Florida Atlantic (Oct.11)and UNC- Wilmington (Jan.4),while hitting the touch pad first against Miami (Oct.12)in the 200 IM ...Selected for second ACC Honor Roll.

2001-02:Entered the FSU top-ten list with the eighth- fastest time in school history with a 1:50.00 in a fourth- place 200 butterfly finish 200 butterfly at the Georgia Invitational ...Added a 20th-place mark in the 100 fly ...Top Florida State finisher at the ACC Championships 200 fly, finishing 18th ...Touched in at 22nd during the 200-yard race ...Posted a pair of victories (200 fly and 200 IM)against UNC-Wilmington ...Additional first-place finishes came in the 200 fly Miami,Georgia Tech and Florida Atlantic ...Also won the 400 IM against James Madison ...Member of the ACC Academic Roll.

2000-01:Finished ninth in the 200 butterfly at the ACC Championships ...Won the 200 butterfly versus Truman State ...Added six top-five finishes throughout the year ...200 butterfly competitor at the US National Championships.

HIGH SCHOOL:Named All-State and All-America each of his four years in high school ...District Swimmer of the Year and Most Outstanding Athlete his senior year ... Captured the state title in the 200 IM during his senior campaign ...Qualified for the Olympic Trials ...Held four school records ...Named MVP his junior and senior years ...Served as captain during sophomore and junior seasons ...SPEEDO Academic All-American ...Member of the US National team at the World Maccabiah Games in Israel.

PERSONAL:Born March 8,1982 ...Majoring in communications ...Son of Larry and Wendy Wheeler.

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