Matthew

Phillip

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Diving
Height: 5'7"
Class: Senior
City/State: Frisco, Texas
High School: Liberty HS
Major: Kinesiology
Experience: 3 Letters

Bio

NCAA Qualifier
2016 All-SEC Freshman Team

JUNIOR SEASON (2017-18)
Qualified for the NCAA Championships on platform and finished 33rd overall ... Started the season with two bronze medals on 1-meter and 3-meter against Loyola ... Claimed sixth overall on both springboards versus Pittsburgh and Virginia ... Picked up his highest finish of the season in dual-meet competition, winning a silver medal on 3-meter at SMU ... Also finished fourth on 1-meter ... Capped off the Art Adamson Invitational with a fourth place finish on platform, and also managed to claim 11th on 3-meter and 16th on 1-meter ... Made the podium at the Auburn Diving Invite after finishing second on platform ... Cracked the top-8 in two events, claiming sixth on platform and eighth on 3-meter ... Finished third on 3-meter and sixth on 1-meter in dual meets against Georgia and Texas A&M ... Dove a season-high 364.35 on 3-meter against the Aggies ... Set a new personal-best on platform during the prelims at the SEC Championships and finished seventh overall ... Jumped to fourth on the all-time list with a score of 402.70 ... Qualified for Zones on all three boards ... Made the NCAA Championships after finishing third on platform ... Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll.

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 - 402.70 2018 SEC Championships

Phillip's 2017-18 Top Scores
One-meter - 314.80 SEC championships
Three-meter - 364.35 LSU vs. Texas A&M
Platform - 402.70 SEC Championships

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