Matt Casillas
Matt  Casillas
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Orange, Calif.

High School:
El Modena

Height:
5-9

Event:
Diving

Club Team:
Mission Viejo Nadadores


03/24/2018

Loschi and Ferraro Highlight Saturday's Action

Georgia Tech swimming and diving wrapped up its 2017-18 season on Saturday at the 2018 NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championship

03/21/2018

#TGW: 1-2-3-4 Together!

Georgia Tech swimming and diving's four NCAA participants will be competing and enjoying the whole championships experience together

03/20/2018

Jackets Ready to Compete at 2018 NCAAs

Georgia Tech swimming and diving will have four Jackets compete at the 2018 NCAA Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships this week

03/07/2018

Casillas Qualifies for Nationals on Third Day of Zone Diving

Junior diver finishes sixth in men’s platform with combined score of 672.53

03/07/2018

Quartet of Jackets Bound for 2018 NCAAs

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)
EVENT POINTS MEET
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