Matthew Council
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lodi, Calif.

High School:
Lodi HS '06

Last College:
UC Santa Barbara

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 170

Position:
Sprints

Major:
Exercise Biology

2009: Placed 4th in 400 (48.28) at Big West Conference Championships... Led off 4x400 relay to runner-up finish (school-record 3:10.28) at conference as well... Recorded 200 PR of 22.08 at Mondo Invitational... Went 48.42 in Cal-Nevada 400 prelim heat, barely missing Aggie all-time outdoor top 10 list.

2008: Redshirted.

2007: Finished 4th in 200 (22.22), 8th in 400 (53.06) at Div. I Independent Championships... Hit season-best 200 of 21.84 during Fresno State dual... Best 400 was 48.64 at Aggie Open... Also ran 100 three times, including 10.90 in Cal-Nevada State Championships prelims... Member of both Aggie relays, including anchor leg of 3:13.20 at Cal-Nevada meet... That mark ranks 3rd in school record book... Saw action in two indoor meets, running season-best 60 of 7.02, 3rd in Aggie indoor history.

UC SANTA BARBARA: Attended fall quarter only.

LODI HS '06: Three-sport standout, earning All-San Joaquin Athletic Association honors in track, soccer and football... Finished 5th in 200 (22.18), 7th in 100 (11.10) at Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Meet as a senior... Hit prep PR of 10.81 in Masters prelims... Was 3rd in 200, 5th in 100 at sections to advance... Placed 3rd in 400 (49.34) at CIF-SJS meet as a junior... Earned All-SJAA and All-Area as a kicker in football, helping team win section title as a senior.

PERSONAL: Born in Stockton, Calif.... Majoring in exercise biology... Parents are Jeffrey & Jody Council... Jeffrey played football at Pacific... Career highlight was kicking game-winning 37-yard field goal in final second to help LHS claim section playoff win... Serves as one of five Student-Athlete Advisory Committee officers for 2009-10.