Matthew

Phillip

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Diving
Height: 5'7"
Class: Junior
City/State: Frisco, Texas
High School: Liberty HS
Major: Kinesiology
Experience: 2 Letters

Bio

2016 All-SEC Freshman Team

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2016-17)
Opened up the year with finishes of fourth on three-meter and sixth on one-meter in the home meet against Auburn ... Secured third overall on platform at the Mizzou Diving Invite, as well as finishes of 12th on one-meter and eighth on three-meter ... Grabbed gold on platform at the Auburn Diving Invite ... Also picked up finishes of seventh place on three-meter and fourth in the consolation final on one-meter ... Compiled finishes of 16th overall in the prelims on one-meter, 19th overall in the prelims on three-meter, and sixth overall on platform at the Tennessee Diving Invite ... Dove to a third-place finish on one-meter and a second-place finish on three-meter against Alabama ... Against Texas A&M, garnered fourth overall on three-meter and fifth overall on one-meter ... Took ninth overall on three-meter at SEC Championships and fifth overall on platform, diving to the fifth-highest score in school history at 393.00 ... At Zone Diving Regionals, took 17th overall on one-meter with a score of 595.45 ... Qualified for his first-ever NCAA Championships appearance on platform ... Finished 34th in the country on three-meter after posting a score of 305.85 at NCAA’s ... Placed 23rd in the country on platform with a score of 311.40.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2015-16)
Qualified for NCAA Zones on all three events and finished 11th on platform and 12th on three-meter … In his first season on campus, finished sixth at SEC Championships on platform and set the fourth-highest scores in school history on both three-meter and platform … Against Texas A&M, finished fifth on one-meter and sixth on three-meter … Competed against Kentucky and Virginia Tech and finished fifth on three-meter and sixth on platform … Notched a fourth-place finish on three-meter at the Auburn Diving Invite … Was the runner-up on platform at the midseason meet … Earned the newcomer of the year award at the team’s banquet … Earned his first varsity letter.

PRIOR TO LSU
Qualified for the USA Diving Junior/Age Group National Championships all four years of high school … Finished second on platform at the national championships in 2012 and was a finalist on one-meter in 2014 … First-team all-state from 2012-14 … Broke the school, TISCA, district and regional records his senior year on the way to the state championship … Finished third at state championships his sophomore year and was named an All-American …Coached by Melissa Soileau.

PERSONAL
Born December 24, 1996 … Parents are Doug and Helen Phillip … Has two siblings – Ryan and Megan … Majoring in kinesiology.

Phillip’s Top Scores
One-meter - 318.45 2017 LSU vs. Alabama
Three-meter - 389.55 2016 SEC Championships
Platform - 393.00 2017 SEC Championships

Phillip’s 2016-17 Top Scores
One-meter - 318.45 LSU vs. Alabama
Three-meter - 371.85 SEC Championships
Platform - 393.00 SEC Championships

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