2010 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2009 NCBWA Second-Team All-American
2009 Third-Team All-American (ABCA, Collegiate Baseball)
2009 First-Team Freshman All-American (Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball, Rivals.com)
2009 NCBWA Stopper of the Year Award Finalist
2009 SEC Co-Freshman of the Year
2009 First-Team All-SEC
2009 SEC All-Freshman Team
SEC Pitcher of the Week (March 23, 2009 and April 27, 2009)
2009 ABCA All-South Region First Team
2009 LSWA Louisiana Freshman of the Year
2009 First-Team All-Louisiana
MLB Draft: 13th round in 2011 (Boston)
Ott completed his career in 2011 as LSU's all-time saves leader with 33 in three seasons (91 appearances) ... Ott, who was undrafted out of high school, was named SEC Co-Freshman of the Year and a second-team all-American in 2009, when he was 4-2 with a 2.50 ERA and an LSU single-season record 16 saves ... selected in the 13th round of the 2011 MLB Draft by the Boston Red Sox and signed with the club in June 2011 ... participated in the 2010 Cape Cod League All-Star Game in July at Fenway Park in Boston, and he pitched brilliantly throughout the '10 summer for the Harwich (Mass.) Mariners ... posted a 2-0 mark for Harwich with a 0.44 ERA in 20.1 innings (15 appearances), recording four walks, 19 strikeouts and seven saves ... named to the 2010 SEC Academic Honor Roll as an information systems and decision sciences major.
JUNIOR SEASON (2011)
Made 26 relief appearances, posting a 1-3 mark and a 2.60 ERA in 27.2 innings, recording seven walks, 27 strikeouts and six saves ... allowed just one earned run over the final 11 appearances of his career (12.1 innings), limiting opponents to nine hits with three walks and 11 strikeouts ... became LSU's all-time saves leader on March 11, when he earned a save in Game 1 of a weekend series against Cal State Fullerton ... dominating effort in March 12 save vs. Cal State Fullerton in Game 2 of the series, firing a perfect ninth inning with two strikeouts ... earned first win of season April 20 versus Southern Miss, firing two scoreless innings (8th and 9th) with two hits, no walks and three strikeouts ... final save of his career came on May 3 at Tulane as he fired 0.2 scoreless inning with one strikeout to preserve the victory.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2010)
Made 28 appearances (one start), recording a 2-4 mark and a 6.38 ERA in 42.1 innings with 21 walks, 40 strikeouts and a .247 opponent batting average ... finished No. 2 in the SEC with 11 saves and enters the 2011 season with 27 career saves, second on the all-time LSU list (Rick Greene had 29 saves from 1990-92) ... worked two shutout innings in the Tigers' final game of the season, an NCAA Regional contest versus UC Irvine (June 6), allowing one hit with three strikeouts ... pitched one inning versus Vanderbilt in the SEC Tournament, allowing one run on two hits with one strikeout ... recorded a win and a save in LSU's SEC sweep over Alabama (April 17-18) ... worked the final 1.1 innings of the Game 2 LSU win versus the Tide, retiring all four batters he faced to earn the save ... worked a career-high seven innings in Game 3 against Bama to earn the victory in LSU's 14-inning triumph ... limited the Tide to two runs on four hits in a career-high seven innings with one walk and three strikeouts ... earned save April 2 vs. Georgia with one scoreless inning and three strikeouts ... pitched in all three games of the Tennessee series (March 26-27), allowing no runs on two hits in 2.2 IP with one BB, two strikeouts and one save.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2009)
Established LSU single-season saves record with 16, surpassing the previous mark of 14 established by Rick Greene in 1991 ... recorded a 4-2 mark and a 2.68 ERA in 37 appearances, collecting six walks and 69 strikeouts in 50.1 innings ... 1-0 with a 4.00 ERA in seven appearances (nine innings) in LSU's postseason games with four saves, two walks and 10 strikeouts ... earned win over Texas in Game 1 of CWS Finals (June 22), firing three shutout innings while allowing no hits with one walk and three strikeouts as LSU recorded a 7-6, 11-inning victory ... earned school record-tying 14th save in SEC Tournament versus South Carolina (May 22), preserving a 4-1 win by retiring three straight Gamecocks with the bases loaded ... posted his school-record 15th save vs. Baylor in NCAA Baton Rouge Regional, preserving 3-2 win with a scoreless 10th inning, including one strikeout ... earned 16th save in Game 2 of NCAA Super Regional vs. Rice, firing one scoreless inning and fanning the final Owl hitter with the tying run at the plate to clinch a CWS berth for LSU ... earned two saves in the SEC Tournament and nine saves in SEC regular-season games ... named SEC Pitcher of the Week on April 27 after enjoying a remarkable week, recording a win and three saves in four appearances -- fired 5.2 scoreless innings, allowing just three hits (all singles) with one walk and four strikeouts; he earned a save on April 21 versus Southeastern Louisiana, allowing two hits over 1.2 scoreless innings with one strikeout, and then recorded his second save of the week April 24 versus Auburn, striking out the final two batters with two runners on to preserve a 7-3 victory ... Ott was the winning pitcher in the 7-6 victory over Auburn on April 25, as he fired two shutout innings without surrendering a hit; he completed the week with another save in another 7-6 win over Auburn on April 26, blanking the Plainsmen over the final 1.1 innings with one strikeout ... also named SEC Pitcher of the Week on March 23 as he made four appearances during the week, recording 6.1 shutout innings while allowing just one hit - he posted no walks and 10 strikeouts, and opponents batted .050 against him; Ott earned a win in LSU's 2-1 victory over Northwestern State on March 17, working 1.1 shutout innings with two strikeouts; he then picked up the save in LSU's 6-3 victory over McNeese State on March 18, working a scoreless inning with one strikeout ... Ott was dominant in collecting a save at South Carolina on March 22, as he pitched three perfect innings, striking out six of the nine Gamecock batters he faced.
Graduated Suma Cum Laude with a 4.02 GPA ... member of the National Honor Society ... 2008 LSWA All State First Team - Class 4A ... selected to play in 2008 LHSCA All-Star Game ... 2008 New Orleans Times Picayune All Metro Team ... 2008 MVP of District 9-4A; earned First-Team All-District honors in 2007 ... 2008 Holy Cross High Pitcher of the Year ... 2008 Ironman Award (started and played in all 38 games during the season) ... posted a 9-2 record in 2008 with a 1.97 ERA, 16 walks and 87 strikeouts in 67.2 innings ... batted .333 in 2008 with 28 RBI and four homers ... worked 78 innings in 2007, recording a 0.81 ERA, 12 walks and 101 Ks ... fired a perfect game in February 2007 versus Terrebonne High School.
Full name is Matthew Tyler Ott ... parents are David and Allison Ott ... has three older brothers, Nick, Zachary and Jacob ... majoring in information systems and decision sciences at LSU ... chose to attend LSU because "the coaches were honest with me when recruiting and made me feel wanted" ... born April 20, 1990.
Ott's LSU Career Highs
Innings: 7 vs. Alabama (4/18/10)
Strikeouts: 6 at South Carolina (3/22/09)
Hits Allowed: 8 at Florida (5/2/10)
Runs: 9 at Florida (5/2/10)
Earned Runs: 9 at Florida (5/2/10)
Walks: 3 twice; last at Ole Miss (4/24/10)