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Matt Brownstead

Port Matilda, Pa.
State College Area High
High School
Matt Brownstead - Swimming & Diving - Virginia Cavaliers

50 free, 100 free, 200 free relay, 400 free relay, 200 medley relay
50 free, 100 free, 200 free relay, 400 free relay, 800 free relay, 200 medley relay, 400 medley relay

ACC Champion
200 free relay
2021: 50 free, 100 free

2022: 200 free relay
2021: 50 free, 100 free

Virginia Career Best
50 Free:
18.60 (UVA Record)
100 Free: 41.22 (UVA Record)
200 Free: 1:33.16 (3rd all-time at UVA)
100 Fly: 46.64 (8th all-time at UVA)
100 Back: 45.83 (2nd all-time at UVA)

• Swam the final leg of the 400 medley relay to place second
• Finished second in the 100 back at ACC Championships
• Won the 100 back at the Cavalier Invite
• Led off the winning 200 free relay team at the Cavalier Invite
• Finished third in both the 50 free and 100 free against NC State and North Carolina
• Finished first in the 50 free against Virginia Tech
• Led off the 200 medley relay placing first against Virginia Tech
• Led off the 200 free relay placing second at the Tennessee Invitational
• Placed fourth in the 50 free at the Tennessee Invitational
• Placed fourth in the 100 free at the Tennessee Invitational
• Placed third in the 100 free against Texas
• ACC Academic Honor Roll

• Led off the fourth-place 400 free relay and fifth-place 200 free relay at NCAA Championships
• Had career-best individual finishes and set UVA records at NCAA Championship, placing third in the 50 free and fourth in the 100 free
• Led off American recording-setting and ACC Champion 200 freestyle relay
• Set a then-UVA record with 50 free leadoff split (18.87) in American record 200 free relay
• Finished fourth in 50 and 100 free and eighth in 100 back at ACC Championships
• Part of second-place 400 free relay that set UVA record and finished sixth with the 200 medley relay at ACC Championships
• Part of the first-place 200 medley relay and 200 freestyle relay against California
• Placed first in the 200 freestyle relay against Texas
• Won the 400 freestyle relay at the Tennessee Invitational
• Won the 50 free at the team’s meet against North Carolina
• Won the 200 freestyle relay at the team’s meet against NC State
• All-ACC Academic Team
• ACC Academic Honor Roll

• All-ACC Academic Team
• Earned seven All-America honors (two individual, five relay) at the 2021 NCAA Championships
• Finished ninth in the 100-yard freestyle and 11th in the 50-yard freestyle at NCAAs
• Led off the seventh-place 200-yard freestyle relay, eighth-place 400-yard freestyle and 200-yard medley relay and 13th place 800-yard freestyle relay and anchored the ninth-place 400-yard medley relay at NCAA Championships
• Won ACC titles in the 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard freestyle
• Set a UVA school record with a time of 18.88 in the 50-yard free finals at ACCs
• Swam leadoff on UVA’s school record setting 200-yard and 400-yard freestyle relays and 200-yard medley relay and anchored the UVA record 400-yard medley relay
• Named ACC Swimmer of the Week for his performance against Navy
• Set two individual school records in the team’s meet against Alabama and Tennessee
• Swam a time of 19.26 as the leadoff swimmer for the 200-yard freestyle relay and a time of 42.03 in the 100-yard freestyle
• Set a school record with the 400-yard freestyle relay in the team’s double dual meet with an overall time of 2:49.84
• Swam a leadoff time of 42.21 to help the 400-yard freestyle relay team set a UVA record
• Won the 100-yard freestyle against Tennessee and Alabama
• Finished 13th at the Toyota U.S. Open in the 100-meter freestyle with a time of 50.21
• Won the 50 and 100-yard freestyle against Navy
• Named to ACC Academic Honor Roll

• Olympic Trials qualifier
• Senior National qualifier
•  A member of the World Junior Team
• Named to the PIAA All-Decade team
• Holds a team record for NLAC
• Named an 11-time All-American honoree
• Holds eight school records for State High
• Is a national record holder and a PIAA state record holder
• Two-time Penn Live Swimmer of the Year  recipient
• Named Penn Live Athlete of the Year

• Son of Cale Brownstead and Jean Brownstead
• Has one brother, John
• Has two sisters, Laura and Kelly
• Recipient of the 2022-23 Louis S. Waldrop Scholarship Fund
• Commerce major