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 Matt Russell
Matt Russell

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Augusta, Ga.

High School:
Cornerstone Academy

Height:
6-1

Event:
Free/Breast/IM


04/26/2012

24 Swimmers and Divers Named to SEC Honor Roll

Swimming and diving continues to accumulate academic awards

04/25/2012

2011-12 Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll Announced

43 UK Student-Athletes make honor roll

01/27/2012

Swimming and Diving Hosts Cincinnati on Senior Day

2012 senior class swims at Lancaster Aquatic Center for final time

01/15/2012

Swimming and Diving Downs Emory in Dual Meet

Wildcats return home on Jan. 28

01/14/2012

Eppler, Gerotto and Reed Win Multiple Events in Loss to Alabama

Divers win three of four events

2010-11:Set five career-best times ... Won the 100 breaststroke in a dual meet against Indiana ... Won the 200 breaststroke in Kentucky's dual meet against North Carolina and Clemson ... Won the 100 breaststroke in a dual meet against SEC-rival Alabama ... Came in first place in the 100 breaststroke in a dual meet against Virginia Tech and Cincinnati ... Turned in a 13th place finish in the 100 breaststroke at the SEC Swimming and Diving Championships ... Finished in 14th place in the 50 freestyle at the Tennessee Swimming/Diving Invitational ... Finished in ninth place in the 100 butterfly and 100 breaststroke at the Tennessee Swimming/Diving Invitational

2009-10: Set four career best times last year ... Finished top-16 in all three events at the UT Invitational ... Captured a 10th place finish in the 100-free at the Invite where he gained a personal best ... Earned a 13th place finish in the 100-breaststroke and 16th in the 200-IM at the UT Invite... Won the 200-IM against Virginia Tech ... Got second in the 100-breaststroke in a win against Indiana... Had seven top-three finishes during dual meet season.

2008-09: At his first career SEC Championships he totaled three top-35 finishes ... Placed 24th overall in the 100-breaststroke ... Tapped in 35th in both the 200-individual medley and the 100-freestyle ... Earned six top-three finishes in dual meet competition ... Competed in four events at the UT Invitational where he placed 12th in both the 100-breast and 200-IM.

Pre-College: A two-year letterwinner at Cornerstone Academy ... Claimed the 50-freestyle championship and was the runner-up in the 100-free at the Southeastern Zone Championships.

Best Collegiate Times:50 freestyle: 20.33; 100 backstroke: 53.28; 100 breaststroke: 55.34; 200 breaststroke: 2:06.37; 100 butterfly: 49.42

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