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Women's Swimming



Deanna Matthews
Deanna Matthews

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

High School:
Ross Sheppard

Height:
5-9

Event:
Back/IM


04/14/2013

Mustangs Compete In USA Grand Prix

02/24/2013

SMU Men's Swimming Team Are Champions

Fourth Straight Night With A Record Broken

02/24/2013

SMU Women's Swimming Team Finished Third In C-USA Championship

Fourth Straight Night With A Record Broken

01/23/2013

No. 23 Mustangs Dominate TCU, 135-86

SMU won 10 of the night's 12 events

01/16/2013

Mustangs Top Houston, North Texas

SMU competes in the Austin Grand Prix this weekend

2013-14 (Sr.): American Athletic Conference Championship: In the consolation final she placed third in the 200-IM with a time of 2:03.12, resulting in an overall seventh fastest time ... Finished sixth in the 400-IM with a time of 4:23.41 ... Earned a first place finish in the consolation final with a time of 2:00.28 ... North Texas: Finished second as a part of the 200-medley relay team (Nicholas, Erasmus, Bezan) with a time of 1:45.49 ... Earned a first place finish in the 400-IM with a time of 4:24.69 ... Was third in the 100-back with a time of 59.77 ... Texas A&M: Finished fifth as part of a 400-medley relay team along with teammates, Nicholas, Erasmus, Parmenter with a time of 3:56.98 ... Earned sixth place in the 100-back (1:00.85) ... Placed third in the 200-back (2:10.95) ... Finished fourth in the 200-IM (2:14.38) ... Texas A&M Invite: Placed third in the 200-back B Final (1:58.40) ... Was 12th in the 400-IM (4:27.38) ... Placed 12th as part of a 400-free relay team of Bezan, Parmenter and McCall (3:28.97) ... Houston: Won the 200-back in a time of 2:02.25 and the 200-IM in a time of 2:07.25 ... Finished second in the 100-back (58.11) ... Rice: Placed fifth in the 100-back (59:88), 200-back (2:09.14) and 400-IM (4:37.43) ... Helped a 400-free relay team to a fifth place finish (McCall, Meyer, Krane; 3:45.75) ... SMU Classic: Placed fifth in the 400-IM, eighth in the 200-IM, ninth in the 200-breast and 10th in the 100-breast ... Helped the 200-free relay team (N. Lindborg, Rangelova, Parmenter) to a fifth place finish.

2012-13 (Jr.): Conference USA Championship: Finished second in both the 200-back and 400-IM ... Finished 11th in the 200-IM ... Turned in a fifth place finish in the 200-back at the SMU Classic ... Earned a pair of second place finishes against TCU in the 200-back and 400-medley relay (Ferrin, Donadon, Vavourakis) ... Was a member of the second place 3x100-back relay team (Arcila, Volchkov) and the second place 400-medley relay (Arcila, Nicol, Villars) at the Arkansas Relays ... Contributed to the seventh place-400 medley relay team (Donadon, Babok, Rangelova) at the Cougar Invitational.

2011-12 (So.): Conference USA Championship: Finished third in the 200-back and was 10th in the 400-Individual medley 2/15/-18 at the Conference USA Championships... Placed second in the 100-yard backstrocke 1/21 at Houston ... Won the 400-yard individual medley 1/12 at No. 10 Texas A&M ... Took second in the 200-yard backstroke 11/17-19 at the Cougar Classic.

2010-11 (Fr.): Conference USA Championship: Came in second in 200-yard backstroke (1:59.03) at C-USA Championship on 2/27 ... Won 200-yard backstroke against North Texas on 11/5 ... Won the gold medal in the 100-yard Backstroke (56.27), the 400-yard IM (4:22.69) and in the 200-yard Backstroke (2.00.08) against Houston on 10/23 ... Was a member of the gold medal 400-yard Medley Relay team at the North Texas Relays on 10/8.

Prior to SMU: Was a part of the Sheffield National Team (Alberta) ... Was Youth Athlete of the Year ... Received academic honors with distinction.

Personal: Anticipated Anthropology major ... Chose SMU because of the swimming coaching staff, the campus and the opportunities that Dallas has to offer ... Lists Cheryl Gibson as her favorite athlete ... Mother is Barbara Matthews ... Has three siblings.

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