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Matthew Phillip Season 2018-19

Frisco, Texas
High School
Liberty HS

NCAA Qualifier
2016 All-SEC Freshman Team

Started the season with a second place finish on the three-meter springboard and a third place finish on the one-meter against UCONN and Navy with scores of 374.65 and 327.15 … Claimed the silver on both springboard events against Florida with a 338.63 on one-meter and a 378.23 on three-meter … Swept the springboard events against Loyola and SMU with a score of 326.70 on one-meter and 355.43 on three-meter … At the 2019 SEC Championships, finished in eighth place on both the three-meter and platform with scores of 386.35 and 380.00, respectively … Qualified for the 2019 NCAA Championships on three-meter and platform and finished in 41st and 19th place with scores of 277.45 and 315.45.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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