Tied school record in the 200-yard freestyle at the 2004 ACC Championships * Elected team captain for 2004-05 season
As a Junior (2003-04): Set personal-bests in the 200 free, 500 free and 200 butterfly events ... Qualified for the `A' finals at the ACC Championships in all three events ... Tied the Tech record in the 200 free with a NCAA `B' cut time of 1:37.70 to finish fourth ... Tallied his second NCAA `B' cut time at the ACC meet in the 500 free (4:24.01), finishing sixth ... Had a seventh-place finish in the 200 fly with a lifetime-best time of 1:49.18 ... Held Tech's top times for the season in the 200, 500 free and 200 fly ... Led off the 800 free relay team and helped lead Tech to a fourth-place finish with a season-best time of 6:37.93 at the conference meet ... Finished 12th in the 200-meter butterfly (2:03.29) at the 2004 ConocoPhillips National Championships ... Named Shilo Ayalon Most Valuable Award winner ... ACC Academic Honor Roll.
As a Sophomore (2002-03): Posted the top time at Tech in the 200 butterfly (1:49.73) en route to an eighth-place finish at the ACC Championships ... Swam in the finals at the conference championship in the 200 and 500 freestyle events, ending in sixth (1:39.20) and seventh place (4:26.64) ... Finished runner-up in his heat at U.S. Nationals with a time of 2:03.64 in the 200-meter fly to place 18th overall ... CSCAA Academic All-America honorable mention ... Recipient of team's Tommy Towles Scholar-Athlete Award.
As a Freshman (2001-02): Made a huge impact in several events as a rookie...Reached the finals of the ACC Championships in both the 500 free and 200 back, placing eighth in both events...Was also ninth in the 200 free at the conference meet...Posted a NCAA "B" qualifying standard of 1:39.24 in the 200 free...Anchored Tech's second-place and school record-setting 800 free relay the ACC meet...Recorded the program's second-fastest mark in the 200 free, as well as the third-fastest in both the 500 free and 200 back...ACC Academic Honor Roll.
High School: High School All-American at Montgomery Academy...YMCA National Champion in the 500-yard freestyle...Three-time letterwinner...High Honor Roll student...Active in Fellowship of Christian Athletes...Member of Latin Club and Latin Honor Society...Member of Mu Alpha Theta...Voted Most Likely to be on the Cover of a Sports Magazine.
Personal: Matthew Lewis Figh...Born October 5, 1982, in Greensboro, N.C. ... Son of Lewis and Rhonda Figh ... Sister swam at the University of Richmond and graduated in 2003 ... Majoring in biology.
* - Tied School Record.