Matt Casillas
Matt  Casillas
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Orange, Calif.

High School:
El Modena

Height:
5-9

Event:
Diving

Club Team:
Mission Viejo Nadadores


10/21/2017

Men Dominate, Women Edge Wildcats in Dual Meet Sweep

Georgia Tech swimming & diving completed its second sweep of the season with both the men and women defeating Northwestern on Saturday

10/20/2017

Freshmen Shine in Dual Meet Loss at Nationally Ranked Notre Dame

Georgia Tech swimming & diving will return to the pool to take on Northwestern tomorrow morning at 11 a.m. ET

10/06/2017

Tech Sweeps Pitt in ACC Dual Meet Action on Friday

Georgia Tech swimming & diving opened up the 2017-18 season with wins over Pitt

09/25/2017

#TGW: Diving Right In

Georgia Tech's new, young diving teams ready to go headlong into 2017-18 season

09/05/2017

Jackets Hit the Water for the 2017-18 Season

Georgia Tech swimming & diving held its first official team practice on Tuesday

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 10/7/17)
EVENT POINTS MEET
1-meter 343.50 vs. Pitt (10/6/17)
3-meter 373.13 vs. Emory (1/30/16)
Platform 353.25 2016 GT Invitational