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Matt Brownstead

Freestyle
Position
Senior
Class
Port Matilda, Pa.
Hometown
State College Area High
High School
Matt Brownstead - Swimming & Diving - Virginia Cavaliers

Career Bests Link

All-America
2023:
50 free, 200 free relay, 400 free relay, 200 medley relay, 400 medley relay
2022:
50 free, 100 free, 200 free relay, 400 free relay, 200 medley relay
2021:
50 free, 100 free, 200 free relay, 400 free relay, 800 free relay, 200 medley relay, 400 medley relay

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

All-ACC
2023: 100 back, 100 free
2022: 200 free relay
2021: 50 free, 100 free

2023-2024
• Set AFC record in 50 Free with lead-off swim of 19.05 in 200 Free Relay at Cavalier Invite
• That 200 Free Relay set AFC record with time of 1:16.37
• Posted best AFC time in 100 Back at Cavalier Invite with time of 45.52
• Finished second in the 200 Medley Relay with a time of 1:25.27 at UNC/NC State dual meet
• Finished second in the 100 free with a time of 42.93 at UNC/NC State dual meet
• Won the 50-yard freestyle (19.64) against Virginia Tech
• Finished third with a time of 43.88 in the 100 free against Virginia Tech
• Finished second in the 200-yard medley relay (1:26.71) against Virginia Tech
• Tied for fourth in the 100-yard free with a time of 42.36 at Tennessee Invite
• Finished second in the 200-medley relay with a time of 1:23.96 at Tennessee Invite
• Finished third in the 100 back (47.07) at Tennessee Invite
• Swam, at the time, fastest time of the season (19.27) to finish third in the 50 free at Tennessee Invite
• Finished second in the 400-yard medley relay (3:05.60) at Tennessee Invite
• Finished second in the 100-yard freestyle (43.54) against Florida
• Finished second in the 400-yard freestyle relay (2:55.38) against Florida

2022-23
• Was 12th at 50 free at NCAA Championships
• Was on sixth-place 200 free relay team at NCAAs
• Swam on 200 medley relay that was eighth at NCAAs
• Lead-off on 400 medley relay that placed 10th at NCAAs
• Helped UVA to 13th in 400 free relay at NCAA
• Swam the final leg of the 400 medley relay to place second at ACCs
• 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

2021-22
• 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

2020-21
• 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

Background
• 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

Personal
• 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