Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday

Matt McCahill
Matt McCahill


Downer's Grove, Ill.

High School:
Downer's Grove South High School

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 145


What did you learn from last season?: The 2008-09 season has taught me what it is like to compete on the Pac-10 level. Over the years I have competed springboard numerous times, but this was my first year ever competing platform. Not only does it take strength and grace but being a platform diver means being fearless.Now that I have had a year under my belt I am looking forward to this season and how far I can push myself.

Why Arizona?: I came to Arizona because I knew that I could further my diving career. We have the best coaches who want to help you in and out of the pool.

Philosophy on life: "What the mind can conceive and the heart believe, you can achieve." This quote can really help out when you're trying a new dive and you don't know how it is going to turn out.

Favorite Book: Harry Potter Deathly Hallows, I love all the Harry Potter books but the ending of the Hallows is spectacular.

Favorite Place to Visit: Glen Arbor Michigan, my family has a reunion there every summer, it's a beautiful place full of happy memories.

Hobbies: I would have to say snow skiing. It's dangerous and a lot of fun.

Favorite Animal: My German Shepherd, he's playful to the people he knows.

Favorite Season: I like every season, but I would have to say fall. The cool weather and it means winter is coming. Answer the following:

If you could choose any location in the world to dive, where would it be?: I once visited the pool in Munich Germany. It's an amazing facility and fun place to be.

Personal Bests:

294.38 - 1 meter - West Virginia

305.10 - 3 meter - OSU NAU Wash AF