University of Iowa Athletics

Matt McGrath

Height 5-4
Class Fr.
Hometown Wheaton, Ill.
High School North
Matt McGrath - Men's Gymnastics - University of Iowa Athletics

2014 — Academic All-Big Ten honoree… competed in every competition, recording two career-bests… nominated for Nissen-Emery Award, given to the nation’s top collegiate gymnast… named Big Ten Gymnast and College Gymnast Association Gymnast of the Week for team’s victory at Nebraska on March 15… holds school record on vault (15.350)… currently tied for school record on floor with sophomore Matt Loochtan (15.600)… placed 32nd on floor in team and all-around finals at NCAA Championships… tied for 12th on floor (15.000) at NCAA qualifier… placed seventh on floor (15.050) and tied for 10th on rings (15.000) at Big Ten Championships… won floor (15.600) and vault (15.300) titles while finishing runner-up on rings (15.350) at Nebraska on March 15… claimed ring (15.300) and vault (15.350) titles and tied for third on floor (14.900) at Minnesota on March 8… placed first on rings (15.450), fifth on floor (15.000), and tied for third on vault (14.900) at Arnold Classic on March 1… finished second on rings (15.400) at UIC on Feb. 23… competed in the finals of the Winter Cup, placing 31st out of 42 gymnasts… placed first on vault (15.100) and fifth on rings (14.500) against Minnesota and Nebraska on Feb. 14… won floor (15.000) and placed third on vault (14.650) against Illinois on Feb. 7… took second on vault (15.100), third on floor (15.200), and tied for third on rings (14.600) at Oklahoma on Feb. 1… placed seventh on rings (14.800) at the Windy City Invitational on Jan. 8.

2013 — Academic All-Big Ten honoree… medical redshirt.

2012 — Competed in nine meets with action on floor exercise, rings, vault and parallel bars… advanced to the event finals of the Big Ten Championships on vault… scored 14.900 to place eighth in event finals… scored 15.100 at team competition of Big Ten championships to advance to finals… had 11 top-five finishes… had three second place finishes at Nebraska… scored season best 15.250 on floor exercise at Nebraska to place second… scored season best 14.900 on rings at Oklahoma to place tied for fifth… scored season best 15.100 on vault at Big Ten Championships… scored season best 14.400 on parallel bars… placed 20th at NCAA Qualifier on parallel bars and 23rd on floor exercise… letterwinner.

2011 — NCAA All-American on vault… placed fifth at NCAA Championships on vault with a 15.900… scored a 16.050 on first day of NCAA Championships to advance to finals… placed fourth in Session II of NCAA Qualifier with 16.250… set school record on floor exercise with 15.500 vs. Nebraska… competed in every meet for Iowa with action on five events… 23 top-eight finishes in regular seasons… 13 top-three finishes in regular season… placed first on three different events… finished first on FX vs. Illinois-Chicago… placed first on vault at Illinois… placed first on rings vs. Minnesota… placed first on FX vs. Nebraska… led Iowa in four of six events at Minnesota… placed first on FX and V at Nebraska & Minnesota… letterwinner.

2010 — Competed in 11 meets in four events… placed a team-high third at the NCAA Qualifier on vault with a 16.050 to qualify for the NCAA Championships… placed 45th on vault at the NCAA Championships with a 14.850… named Big Ten Freshman of the Week on February 8th, 2010… season-high score of 15.100 on floor at Minnesota to place second… scored 15.300 on rings and 14.500 on floor at Pacific Coast Classic to provide team highs… tied for Iowa’s best season score on vault with a 16.050 at the NCAA Qualifier… led Iowa in vault, rings, and floor exercise at Oklahoma… member of 16+ start value club… letterwinner

High School — His personal bests throughout high school: floor exercise (15.35), pommel horse (13.60), rings (15.10), vault (17.3), parallel bars (13.85), high bar (13.60) and all-around (85.80)… as a senior, placed 18th in all around, seventh in floor exercise, 10th in rings and 16th in vault at nationals… national floor exercise champion his freshman year (2006) … 2007 state floor exercise champion… placed fifth in floor and 15th in all around at nationals in 2007… 2008 Illinois state vault champion… at the Visa Championships placed 12th in all around, second in floor exercise and third in vault his junior year… earned one letter in golf… a four-year honor roll student… club coach was Chris McKee at Bartlett Gymnastics.

Personal — Born September 3, 1990… son of Mike and Laura McGrath… engineering major.

Personal Bests
Floor Exercise: 15.600
Parallel Bars: 14.700
Rings: 15.450
Vault: 16.250
Horizontal Bar: 13.200