Matt Boone
Matt Boone
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Lafayette, Calif.
High School: Acalanes High School
Position: Backstroke/Butterfly

2011-2012 (Senior): Earned the William Leeming Jelliffe Award, given to that senior who has shown the greatest progress and development in swimming ability and outstanding leadership during his college years… 100-yard butterfly: Finished 21st at the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships with a time of 49.77… Fastest time was 49.68 in the prelims at Ivy’s… Finished third against UMass with a time of 52.09… Finished third against Cornell with a time of 51.67… 100-yard backstroke: Finished 20th at the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships with a time of 51.45… Fastest time was 50.93 in the prelims at Ivy’s… Best finish in the event was against UMass, fourth with a time of 53.34… 50-yard freestyle: Best finish in the event was against UMass, fourth with a time of 21.78.

2010-2011 (Junior): 100-yard butterfly: 14th at Ivy League Championships (49.89)... 12th at Terrier Invitational (52.59)... 4th vs. UMass (52.96)... 1st vs. Navy (58.83)... 100-yard freestyle: 4th vs. Penn/Dartmouth (47.50)... 50-yard freestyle: 11th at HYP (21.51)... 6th vs. Penn/Dartmouth (21.81)... 5th vs. Columbia (22.18)... 5th vs. Cornell (22.05).

2009-2010 (Sophomore): 100-yard butterfly: Third against UMass (51.92)… Ninth overall against Penn/Dartmouth (53.15)… Third against UConn (50.92)… Fourteenth in the Ivy League (49.77)… 50-yard freestyle: Fifth against UMass (21.92)… Sixth against Cornell (22.37)… Ninth against Penn/Dartmouth (53.15).

2008-2009 (Freshman): 200-yard backstroke: 12th overall at ECAC Championships (1:54.75)... 100-yard backstroke: 14th overall at ECAC Championships (52.72 seconds).

Before Yale: All-American in 200-yard freestyle relay (2005, 2007), 200-yard medley relay (2006), 100-yard  backstroke (2007, 2008), and 100-yard butterfly (2008)… Two-time All-League selection… League MVP his senior year at Alcanes High School.

Personal: Undeclared major… Member of Morse College… Former member of metal band Black Stigma… Member of the Baker’s Dozen a capella group… Iron Chef of Yale.

Hobbies: Singing, writing, watching No Country for Old Men.

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