Georgia Tech swimming and diving wrapped up its 2017-18 season on Saturday at the 2018 NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championship
Georgia Tech swimming and diving's four NCAA participants will be competing and enjoying the whole championships experience together
Georgia Tech swimming and diving will have four Jackets compete at the 2018 NCAA Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships this week
Junior diver finishes sixth in men’s platform with combined score of 672.53
Georgia Tech swimming & diving will have four participant compete at the 2018 NCAA Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships
2017-18 ACC Diver of the Week (Oct. 31, 2017)
2016-17 CSCAA Scholar All-American Honorable Mention
2016-17 NCAA Zone B Diving Championships participant
2015-16 NCAA Zone B Diving Championships participant
2016-17 (Sophomore): Tech’s top diver all season long, posting the highest score on the season in all three diving events – 340.80 in the 1-meter dive, 363.75 in the 3-meter dive and 353.25 in the platform dive … Recorded a new career-best mark of 340.80 in the 1-meter dive against Alabama … Also posted a new career-best score of 353.25 in the platform dive at the Georgia Tech Invitational … Placed 12th in the platform dive (640.25), 13th in the 1-meter dive (598.95) and 17th in the 3-meter dive (673.40) at the 2017 NCAA Zone B Championships … Finished seventh overall in the 3-meter dive (341.40) at the ACC Championships … Recorded first-place wins in the 3-meter dive in the double-dual meet versus Boston College and Pitt (314.75) and against Notre Dame (360.15) … Also earned a win in the 1-meter dive in the dual versus Alabama with a score of 340.80 … Placed second overall in the 1-meter dive at BC and Pitt (307.15), versus Notre Dame (296.40), against Georgia (326.70) and versus SCAD and FSU (326.48) … Also took runner-up honors in the 3-meter dive (357.00) versus the Bulldogs … Registered a third-place finish in the 1-meter dive (335.80) and a fourth-place showing in the 3-meter dive event (356.10) at the Georgia Tech Invitational … Finished the year with the sixth-best mark in the platform dive (353.25) in the ACC ... Recognized as a 2016-17 CSCAA Scholar All-American Honorable Mention.
2015-16 (Freshman): Made an amazing comeback after sitting out his first semester with an injury … Got back on the boards in December 2015 … Second only to teammate Brad Homza scoring a 320.33 on 1-meter, a 373.13 on 3-meter and a 317.00 on platform … Dove his way into the top-16 at the 2016 ACC Championships with an 11th-place finish on the 3-meter dive and a 10th-place on the platform ... Posted a career-best score of 348.15 on the platform at the 2016 NCAA Zone B Championships.
Before Tech: Lettered for four years on the diving team at El Modena High School in Orange, Calif. … A seven-time USA Diving Regional Champion from 2011-2015 in the 1-meter, 3-meter and the platform … 2014 Youth Olympic Games Qualifier … Four-time CIF Southern Section All-County diver in Orange County, Calif. and a four-time High School All-American … Competed at the 2014 USA Diving Junior Nationals (10th in 1m, 11th in 3m and 10th in platform) and at the 2015 Senior Nationals (11th in platform) … El Modena H.S. Athlete of the Year in 2015 … Led his team to four-straight Century League Diving Championships in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 ... Also guided his team to four-straight CIF Southern Section state runner-up finishes in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 ... Scored a perfect 10.0 several times throughout his high school career.
Personal: Full name is Matthew Robert Casillas … Son of Raul and Julie Casillas … Born July 23, 1997 in Orange, Calif. … Has two older sisters - Monica and Amanda … Sister Amanda is a diver at the University of Utah … Uncle, Darrell Fick, was a swimmer at the University of Texas (1975-78) … Aunt, Graciela Casillas-Tortorelli, was a world champion kickboxer (1977-86) … A member of the Red Cross Club and the National Honor Society in high school … Named to the honor roll and was the 2015 AP Statistics Student of the Year in high school … An AP Scholar ... Was the high school’s newspaper editor … Came to Tech for a change in lifestyle from California, the engineering program rankings, a scholarship opportunity and good team dynamic ... Majoring in business administration.
|Casillas' Career Top Scores (through 4/1/18)|
|1-meter||359.40||vs. Delta State (10/28/17)|
|3-meter||424.95||vs. Emory (1/27/18)|
|Platform||367.40||2017 Georgia Tech Invitational|