Swimming & Diving

Heather Matz
Heather Matz

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Puyallup, Wash.

High School:
Puyallup

Height:
5-8

Event:
Free/Fly/IM

Club:
Tacoma



As a Senior (2006-07): Clocked a team-best time of 2:10.68 in the 200 IM competition at the ACC Championships ... Posted a season-best time of 54.34 in the 100 free at the ACC meet ... Top 200 free time came at the conference championship posting a mark of 1:55.93.

As a Junior (2005-06): Swam a season-best time of 54.09 in the prelims of the 100 freestyle at the ACC Championships ... Clocked second top season time at the ACC meet in the prelims of the 200 free with a mark of 1:55.82 ... Top 200 IM time of the season came against archrival Georgia (10/14), finishing with a time of 2:10.02 ... Finished the season ranked second on the Tech squad in the 200 IM.

As a Sophomore (2004-05): Clocked season-best times of 1:56.23 (200 free) and 2:10.11 (200 IM) at the ACC Championships ... Swam a season-best time of 5:03.16 in the 500 freestyle against NC State (11/5) ... Posted a season-best time of 1:04.62 in the 100 backstroke against Emory and North Florida (1/29) ... Ranked third on the Tech squad in the 400 IM (4:30.90) and fourth in the 200 IM.

As a Freshman (2003-04): Swam the second fastest times on the Tech squad in the 500 freestyle and 400 individual medley events ... Part of the 800 free relay team that broke the school record with a time of 7:29.38 at the ACC Championships ... Posted a season-best time of 4:59.42 in the 500 free to finish 20th at the ACC meet ... Swam the 400 IM at the ACC meet and finished with a time of 4:37.27 in the prelims ... Had the sixth fastest time on the team in the 200 fly with a mark of 2:12.28 versus Kentucky (1/30) ... Posted a season-best time of 4:32.71 in the 400 IM versus Purdue/Florida Atlantic (11/15) ... ACC Academic Honor Roll.

High School: Earned one letter at Puyallup High School under coach Ruth Conrad ... Finished fifth in the 200 individual medley and seventh in the 500 freestyle at the state championships ... Helped 200 medley relay and 400 free relay teams claim state titles ... U.S. Open competitor as a sophomore ... Senior National competitor in four meets ... Washington State Honors and Pathway Honors awards winner ... National Honor Society and member of the school Orchestra (2nd chair).

Personal: Born Heather Janelle Matz on May 2, 1985, in Puyallup, Wash. ... Parents are Fran and Leon Matz ... Has three sisters, Leane (24), Kim (21) and Becky (19) ... Enjoys the Orchestra, reading, arts and crafts ... Majoring in earth and atmospheric sciences.

Matz's Career Top Times
EVENT TIME
200 free 1:52.63
500 free 4:56.62
200 fly 2:04.30
200 IM 2:06.80
400 IM 4:22.43
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