Matt Jones
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Davis, Calif.

High School:
Davis HS '01

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 180

Event:
Back/Free

Major:
Communication

2004-05: Redshirted.

2003-04: Triple PCSC CHAMPION, winning both backstroke races and leading off first-place 400 medley relay... Relay finished in 3:22.60, just .08 off the school record... Posted 50.60 in his leg of relay, 3rd on school's all-time 100 back leaderboard...Winning 200 back time of 1:48.38 ranks 2nd in school annals... Recorded two top-10 finishes at American Short Course Championships... Placed 9th in 100 back (50.75), 10th in 200 back (1:49.85)... Also member of Aggies' 200 free relay (5th), 400 free relay (7th) and 400 medley relay (4th) at ASCC.

2002-03: Appeared in fall meets only... Hit NCAA automatic-qualifying standards in 100 back at Speedo Cup, but did not compete at nationals.

2001-02: Competed in the fall only, posting NCAA `B' marks in both backstrokes... Hit 100 back standard at UCSD, 200 back at Speedo Cup.

UC DAVIS WATER POLO: Scored one goal in 2004, four goals in 2003, three goals in 2001... Redshirted in 2002... Highlighted sophomore year by firing game-winner with 14 seconds remaining to beat Santa Clara on 10/18/03.

DAVIS HS '01: Captured All-America honors in swimming... Led team to three straight Sac-Joaquin Section titles... Standout in water polo, making All-Section first team as a senior, second team as a junior... Selected as first team All-NorCal and fourth team All-American in polo... Blue Devils won section titles all four years.

PERSONAL: Born in Woodland, Calif.... Majoring in communication... Son of Jerry & Cheryl Jones... Jerry wrestled for the Aggies during late 1960s... Older brother, Ryan, swam and played water polo at Pacific.