Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Matt Barber
Position: Free / Fly
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 182
Year: Senior
Hometown: Kingwood, Texas
High School: Kingwood HS
Experience: 1 Letter

- Five-time All-American

- Competed for Team USA at the World University Games in Russia

2013-14: Earned honorable mention All-America honors in the 500 free, 200 free and 800 free relay…Swam his fastest career 200 freestyle to lead off the 800 free relay at the Pac-12 Championships with a time of 1:34.05, ninth fastest in school history…Clocked the fourth fastest time in school history in the 200 fly at the Texas Invite with a time of 1:43.58…Earned a 10th place finish in the 500 free at the NCAA Championships with a time of 4:15.08.

2012-13: Earned first place with his 1:40.13 performance in the 200 free versus Hawaii (10/20)…Finished fifth in the 500 free with a time of 4:13.80 at the NCAA Championships...Came in 14th in the 200 free at the NCAA Championships as we earned honorable mention All-American honors in the event…Was part of the sixth place 800 free relay team at the NCAAs…Was also part of the fourth place 800 free relay team at the Pac-12 Championships.

2011-12: Earned two All-American honors after finishing sixth in the 800 free relay and 16th in the 500 free at the NCAA Championships...Posted personal best times in the 500 free and the 200 fly at the Texas Invite.

2010-11: Earned All-American honors in his first season at Arizona in the 800 freestyle relay with the men's quartet placing eighth overall in the event at the NCAA Championships in Minneapolis, Minn....Placed among the top 35 in the country individually in the 200 free, 500 free and 200 fly at NCAA's...Qualified in the top eight of both the 200 free and 500 free at the Pac-10 Championships in Long Beach.

High School: Had a standout prep career while swimming at Kingwood HS and for Blue Tide Aquatics...Won three gold medals in his senior season at Kingwood in the state championships...Has swum on four junior national teams and competed on NCSA All-Star team during a trip to Dublin, Ireland...Named as the Houston Chronicle's Boys MVP for swimming in the Houston, Texas area as a senior.

Personal: Son of Dan and Beth Barber…Has two brothers, Scott and Tim…majoring in business management. 

Personal Bests

200 free - 1:34.05

500 free - 4:13.80

1650 free - 15:15.24

200 fly - 1:43.58

National Teams
2008 World Youth Team; Monterrey, Mexico.
2009 Jr. Pan Pacific Team; Guam
2009 National Youth team; Stockholm & Berlin
2010 National Youth Team; Barcelona
2013 World University Games; Russia

2012 Olympic Trials

400m Free Preliminaries: 44th - 3:58.09

200m Free Preliminaries: 44th - 1:51.22

200m Fly Preliminaries: 77th - 2:03.47