Matthew Houser
Matthew Houser

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Greenville, N.C.

High School:
J.H. Rose

Height:
6-1

Event:
Fly/Free/Back



NCAA All-American
2011: 200 IM (HM), 400 IM (HM)

UVA Career Bests
200 IM: 1:44.51*
400 IM: 3:45.89
200 Fly: 1:44.68
*Virginia school record

Of Note
• Owns the Virginia school record in the 200 individual medley
• Also ranks third in the 400 IM and seventh in the 200 butterfly on Virginia's all-time top times list
• A seven-time All-ACC selection
• 2012 Olympic Trials qualifier in the 200 IM, 400 IM and 200 butterfly

2011-12
• Earned All-ACC accolades with a second-place finish in the 200 IM (1:45.90) at ACCs
• Also placed fourth in the 400 IM (season-best 3:49.44) and fifth in the 200 fly (1:45.81) at the conference meet
• Set season-best marks in the 200 fly (1:45.73) and 200 IM (1:45.73) in prelims at ACCs
• Won the 200 fly against Pitt

2010-11

• Set the Virginia record in the 200 individual medley (1:44.51) during the preliminaries at the NCAA Championships
• Also competed in the 400 individual medley and 200 butterfly in his NCAA Championships debut
• Finished 13th in the 200 IM (1:45.08) and 14th in the 400 IM (3:45.89) to collect honorable mention All-America accolades
• Placed 19th in the 200 butterfly (1:45.08) at the national meet
• Recorded second-place finishes to earn all-conference honors in all three of his events at the ACC Championships (200 IM - 1:45.26; 400 IM - 3:47.33; 200 butterfly - 1:44.68)
• Also swam on the second-place 200 freestyle relay team at ACCs

2009-10
• Earned all-conference honors in all three of his events - 200 butterfly, 200 IM and 400 IM - at his first ACC Championships
• Took third in the 200 IM with a time of 1:46.45; his prelim mark of 1:46.09 was the fastest of the year
• Also placed third in both the 400 IM (3:47.80) and 200 butterfly (1:45.20) at ACCs

High School
• Two-time Eastern Conference Swimmer of the Year
• State record holder in two events
• Won two state championship titles
• Olympic Trials qualifier in 200 IM and 400 IM
• Member of 2008-09 National Junior Team
• National Honor Society and National Spanish Honor Society member
• Served as treasurer of National Honor Society

Personal
• Son of Ross and Karen Houser
• One brother, Christopher, and one sister, Elizabeth
• Father, Ross, swam and played football at Rutgers University (1968-72)
• Brother, Christopher played basketball for Washington and Jefferson (2001-05)
• Sister, Elizabeth, currently plays softball at Brevard College
• Headed a food drive for Spanish families in need during holiday season
• Intends to major in psychology