University of Iowa Athletics
Back/IM

Matthew Boyd

Class Fr.
Hometown Clinton, Iowa
High School Clinton

2015-16 — Swam a collegiate-best in 100 breast (58.17)… had season-bests of 50.25 (100 back), 1:49.55 (200 back), and 200 IM (1:50.10)… swam to an individual win in 100 back in season-opening dual at Illinois Chicago (9/26)… Academic All-Big Ten… named to UI’s Dean’s list for fall semester.

2014-15 — Posted collegiate-best times in the 100 free (46.83), 100 butterfly (54.97), and 200 IM (1:49.48)… 200-IM time was the second-fastest on the team… member of team’s second-fastest 400 free relay (3:01.08) and third-fastest 400 medley relay team (3:25.27)… 200 IM time ranks 10th all-time… posted 22 top-5 finishes… named Academic All-Big Ten… named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester… letterwinner.

2013-14 — Swam a career best time in the 100-back (49.14) at Big Ten Championships to rank eighth in program history… recorded a career-best time in the 200-IM (1:49.81) at the Hawkeye Invitational, while swimming a personal-best 4:01.93 at Big Ten Championships… was a member of the 400 medley relay team that swam the ninth-fastest time in program history (3:14.66)… recorded eight top-five individual finishes and three top-two finishes in relays… Academic All-Big Ten… letterwinner.

2012-13 — Swam collegiate best times in the 100 free (47.57) at the Northwestern Invitational, 500 free (4:51.06) at the Black & Gold Intrasquad, 100 back (50.65) at the Hawkeye Invitational, 200 back (1:47.88) and 200 (1:50.52), and 400 IM (4:01.01) at the Big Ten Championships… posted three top 10 finishes… letterwinner.

High School — Earned All-America honors in the 100 back as a senior… two-time all-state honoree… four-time all-conference and all-district selection… Junior National qualifier… earned High Point Award and named team MVP all four years… was the state champion in the 200 IM and 100 back as a senior… earned first team all-state honors in both events as junior and senior… four-time conference champion… best times are 51.06 (100 back), 1:53.19 (200 back), 58.96 (100 breast) and 1:53.50 (200 IM)… was a USA Swimming Scholastic All-American as a junior… first team all-academic and was a Senior Scholastic Award winner… member of the National Honor Society and was academic all-state… also lettered in cross country and track and field… high school coaches were Tony Hunter and Albert Hayton… coached by Ross Burns and Steve Erling at River City Aquatics.

Personal — Born July 22, 1994… son of Dan and Sharon Boyd… mother played volleyball at Missouri… majoring in chemistry.

Boyd’s Collegiate Bests

Event Time Meet Date
100 Free 46.83 Hawkeye Invitational 12/5-7/14
500 Free 4:51.06 Black & Gold Intrasquad 10/13/12
100 Back 49.14 at Big Ten Championships 2/28/14
200 Back 1:47.88 at Big Ten Championships 3/2/13
100 Breast 58.17 Hawkeye Invitational 12/5/15
100 Fly 54.97 Hawkeye Invitational 12/5-7/14
200 IM 1:49.48 Big Ten Championships 2/26-28/15
400 IM 4:01.01 at Big Ten Championships 3/1/13