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Matt Vieke
Position: Diving
Height: 5'11"
Class: Senior
Experience: 4 Letters
City/State: Indianapolis, Ind.
High School: Heritage Christian HS
Major: Entrepreneurship
Born: 09/07/1989
Matt Vieke Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 04/19/2012

2012 Finalist for the H. Boyd McWorter Scholar-Athlete Post-Graduate Scholarships
2011 TAF Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year
2011 Wally Pontiff Jr., Academic Excellence Award
2012 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2011 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2010 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2009 SEC Freshmen Academic Honor Roll

SENIOR SEASON (2011-12)
Finished up his illustrious career with his best collegiate season ... Leaves the Tigers as arguably one of the top scholar-athletes in the program's history ... LSU's male finalist for the SEC's H. Boyd McWorter Scholar-Athlete Post Graduate Scholarships ... Ends his career as a three-time SEC and Zone Diving qualifier ... Competed in five dual meets, the Tennessee Invitational, the Georgia Diving Invitational, the SEC Championships and the NCAA Zone 'D' Regionals ... Following his senior campaign, possessed the program's third best three-meter (388.20), fifth best one-meter (352.60) and fourth best platform (314.75) scores ... Secured his first championship final at SEC Championships and posted a fifth place performance on the one-meter (352.60) ... Also registered 13th on the three-meter with a season high of 371.48 ... Cranked out a career high 314.75 at the Georgia Diving Invitational ... SEC Diver of the Week following his performances against Florida State and Florida ... Snagged first place on the three-meter against Auburn ... Posted second place on the one-meter and third place on the three-meter against Florida ... Stormed to three top-10 finishes on all three dives at the Tennessee Invitational ... Claimed second in the three-meter (368.10) against Texas A&M ... Earned his fourth varsity letter 

JUNIOR SEASON (2010-11)
Enjoyed a fine collegiate season and was recognized as the top men's scholar-athlete in all of LSU Athletics ... Named the Tiger Athletic Foundation Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year and a recipient of the Wally Pontiff Jr., Academic Excellence Award for maintaining a cumulative 4.0 GPA in management ... Also registered career-high scores in all three events and proved to be LSU's top performer at the NCAA Zone 'D' Diving Regional ... Earned the first alternate position to the NCAA Championships with a sixth-place finish in the one-meter (661.40) at Zone's ... Also recorded 10th in the three-meter with a combined score of 657.20 ... Tallied 315.30 points in the one-meter to claim 11th at SEC's while placing 22nd and 24th in the three-meter and platform, respectively ... Delivered the third-highest score in school history in the three-meter, 388.20, to capture runner-up honors at Texas A&M ... Notched second in the one-meter at the Cougar Classic Invitational with a career-high and program top-10 mark of 337.35 ... Finished sixth in the platform at the LSU Diving Invite with a career-high 274.50 score ... Helped seal the team victory against Florida State with a critical win in the three-meter (354.45) late in the meet ... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Received his third varsity letter.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2009-10)
Competed in eight dual meets and several diving invitationals before his promising season was cut short due to injury ... Registered third in all three events at Houston's Cougar Classic Fall Invitational and scored a season-high 349.80 points in the three-meter ... Took fifth in the platform at Alabama's Christmas Diving Classic with the fifth-best score in program history, 262.85 ... Won the one-meter in a road win at UNO with a season high of 312.23 ... Earned runner-up honors in the one-meter at nationally-ranked Florida ... Claimed second in the three-meter against nationally-ranked foes Auburn and Tennessee ... Finished third in the three-meter at Florida State (346.27) ... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Received his second varsity letter.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2008-09)
Proved to be one of LSU's top freshmen, scoring points for the team in all three diving events at the SEC Championships ... Also qualified and competed at the NCAA Zone 'B' Diving Regional where he reached the finals in every event ... Tallied a two-round score of 500.80 to claim 15th in the platform ... Posted a 17th-place finish in the one-meter with a combined score of 574.15 ... Also placed 18th in the three-meter ... Recorded three top-16 finishes at SEC's ... Finished 10th in the three-meter with a 329.05 score ... Took 12th in the one-meter (288.50) and notched a career-high of 258.25 in the platform to secure 16th ... Captured 10th in the three-meter (302.40) at the Tennessee Diving Invitational ... Also registered a 12th-place finish in the one-meter at that competition ... Notched scores of 300.00 and 282.05 in the three-meter and one-meter, respectively, at the Auburn Diving Invitational ... Scored a career-high 350.50 in the three-meter to seize runner-up honors against UNO at the LSU Invitational ... That total is the eighth-highest in school history ... Part of a 1-2 LSU finish in the three-meter (318.75) in a win over No. 24 Kentucky ... Totaled a career-high 316.42 points in the one-meter to finish second against Delta State ... One of two freshmen to be named to the SEC Freshmen Academic Honor Roll ... Earned his first varsity letter.

PRIOR TO LSU
A two-time All-American diver at Heritage Christian High School in Indianapolis, Ind. ... Placed fourth in the IHSAA state competition in both his junior and senior seasons ... Captured runner-up honors in the three-meter springboard at the 2008 USA Diving Spring Region 5 Championships ... Recorded top-10 finishes in both springboard competitions at the 2008 USA Diving Summer Junior Zone 'C' Championships.

PERSONAL
Born Sept. 7, 1989 ... Parents are Andrew and Kelli Vieke ... Has two brothers, Jacob and Noah ... Majoring in entrepreneurship.

MATT'S TOP SCORES
One-meter, 352.60, 2012 SEC Championships
Three-meter, 388.20, 2011 at Texas A&M
Platform, 314.75, 2012 Georgia Diving Invitational

 

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