All-Big Ten winners, NCAA Championships qualifiers among this quarter's honorees
2013-14: Big Ten Distinguished Scholar ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Posted three top times for the Cats in the 50 free 100 free and the 200 free ... Competed at the Big Ten Championships in the 50 free 100 free and 200 free ... Finished 47th at Big Ten and 4th for Wildcats 20.74 50 free, 49th overall and 4th for Cats 45.72 100 free, and 53rd overall 4th Cats 1:40.61 200 free ... Also earned a place in the Finals at the TYR Invitational ... Finishing eighth overall in the 100 free, 12th in the 200 free and 13th in the 50 free ... Also had strong showings at the UIC/Wyoming( 11/9) meet and the Milwaukee (1/16) meet with time for the 100 free earning him third and second.
2012-13: Member of Northwestern's sprint freestyle group ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Had a strong Big Ten Championships to move into third in the 100 free, fourth in the 200 free and fifth in the 50 free on NU's top times list for the season ... Completed the third leg on NU's top 400 free relay of the year, earning an NCAA `B' consideration time with the squad at the Big Ten meet ... Swam a career-best 20.70 in the 50 free to place 42nd at the Big Ten Championships ... Also competed in the 100 free (39th) and 200 free (51st) at the conference meet ... Scored points in three different events at NU's own four-team TYR Invitational (11/16-11/18) ... Finished 10th overall in both the 100 free and 50 back while touching in 12th overall in the 200 free ... Also earned a TYR second-swim in the bonus final of the 50 free, coming in second in that heat and 18th overall ... Scored dual meet points four times during the year, finishing fifth in the 200 free against Eastern Michigan (10/19) and in the 100 free versus Wisconsin (11/8) while having a good meet at Milwaukee (1/16) where he was third in the 200 free and fifth in the 100 free.
2011-12: Member of Northwestern's sprint freestyle group, ranked fourth on NU's top times list for the season in the 100 free and 200 free ... CSCAA Scholar All-America honorable mention ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Swam career-best times in all three of his Big Ten Championships events ... Placed 37 th in the 100 free with a 44.89, 44th in the 200 free with a 1:39.60 and 51st in the 50 free with a 20.83 ... Also swam with NU's top 400 free relay of the year at the Big Ten Championships, earning an NCAA `B' provisional qualifying time with the squad ... Won the 100 free in a double dual meet against UIC and North Dakota (11/12) ... Scored points with six total top-five dual meet finishes during the regular season schedule ... Scored points at Northwestern's own five-team TYR Invitational (11/18-11/20) with a 12 th- place finish in the 200 free ... Also qualified for a pair of TYR Invite bonus finals, placing 19th in both the 50 free and 100 free.
2010-11: Member of Northwestern's freestyle unit ... Earned season-best times in all three of his events at the Big Ten Championships ... Finished 49th in the 50 free (21.00), 51st in the 200 free (1:40.29) and 55th in the 100 free (46.27) at the conference meet ... Won the consolation final of the 50 back at NU's own five-team TYR Invitational (11/19-11/21) ... Also won the bonus finals of the 50 free and 100 free while taking 20th overall after another bonus heat swim at the TYR ... Best dual-meet finish of the year was a third-place effort in the 50 free in a quad dual against Carthage, Lewis and North Central ... Scored dual-meet points with four top-five event finishes on the season.
High School: NISCA All-American ... Six-time all-state and two-time team MVP ... Ranked as the No. 6 recruit in the state of Minnesota by Collegeswimming.com... Holds school records in the 100 free, 200 free, 200 free relay and 400 free relay ... Owns the section record in the 200 free relay ... Swam 10 years of club with Northern Lights Swim Association ... Won the long course state championship in the 200 free in 2009 ... Member of the 2008 state long course champion 400 free relay ... Student council vice president ... National Honor Society co-President ... AP Scholar ... Honor graduate.
Personal: Born Matthew David Wilcox ... Son of Jane and David Wilcox ... Chose Northwestern over Minnesota and Michigan ... Majoring in mechanical engineering.