2013 SEC Academic Honor Roll
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012-13)
Distance swimmer who is looking forward to his junior year after making his Southeastern Conference Championships debut … Ranked second on the team in the 500 freestyle (4:30.36) and in the mile (15:37.42) after swimming his season lows at the SEC Championships … Swam to 27th in the mile at SEC’s … Clocked in his fastest regular season mile time in a home win over Kentucky … Took third in the 1000 free (9:35.26) and fifth in the 500 free (4:41.99) in a dual with Texas A&M … Finished second in the 1000 free (9:43.88) and third in the 500 free (4:46.16) in a road win over SMU … Grabbed 10th in the mile (16:29.66) at the Phil Hansel Invitational … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll … Earned his second varsity letter.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2011-12)
Emerged as the team’s second best distance swimmer in his rookie campaign … Competed in the Tennessee Invitational and every dual meet … Swam the ninth fastest mile in a career best swim of 16:02.33 at the Tennessee Invitational … Made the ‘B’ Final on the 500 free and swam a time of 4:43.89 at the Tennessee Invitational … Posted career low 500 free (4:35.06) and 1000 free (9:25.08) times against Texas A&M … Scored an essential point in the 1000 free (9:40.72) in a two-point victory over Alabama … Earned his first varsity letter.
PRIOR TO LSU
Dynamic distance freestyle swimmer who holds multiple age group club records at Pine-Richland Aquatics in Gibsonia, Pa. … A Junior National qualifier who holds lifetime bests of 15:39.80 in the 1650 free, 4:33.10 in the 500 free and 1:42.62 in the 200 free
Born Aug. 28, 1992, in Pittsburgh, Pa. … Parents are John and Melissa Schaefer … Has three siblings, Caitlin, Patrick and Emily … Currently undecided on major.
MATTHEW’S TOP TIMES
500 freestyle, 4:30.36, 2013 SEC Championships
1000 freestyle, 9:25.08, 2012 vs. Texas A&M
1650 freestyle, 15:37.42, 2013 SEC Championships
MATTHEW’S TOP 2012-13 TIMES
500 freestyle, 4:30.36, SEC Championships
1000 freestyle, 9:35.26, Texas A&M (1/19)
1650 freestyle, 15:37.42, SEC Championships