Matias  Koski
Matias Koski
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Duluth, Ga.

High School:
Northview

Event:
Free

Record Book:

• Set the Georgia record in the 100 and 200 freestyle, the No. 2 time in the 500 freestyle, the No. 4 time in the 1,650 freestyle, and the No. 5 time in the 1,000 freestyle.

• Helped the 200, 400 and 800 freestyle relays set the school records.

2014-2015:

• Won the 1,650 freestyle title at the NCAAs.

• Came in ninth in the 200 and 500 freestyle and 12th on the 400 and 800 freestyle relays.

• Won the 200 and 1,650 freestyle at the SECs as the Bulldogs came in second.

• Placed third on the 800 freestyle relay, fourth on the 400 freestyle relay, fifth on the 200 freestyle relay and ninth in the 500 freestyle at the SECs.

• Named First-Team All-SEC.

• Chosen as the SEC Swimmer of the Week after winning three events against South Carolina.

• Earned the Speedo Performance of the Week from Swimming World Magazine for his versatility in winning the 50, 100 and 1,000 freestyle against the Gamecocks.

• Chosen as a Scholar All-American by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America.

• Named to the Director of Athletics Honor Roll.

• Named the recipient of the Harvey Humphries Swimming and Diving Scholarship.

2013-2014:

• Placed fourth in the 200 and 500 freestyle and eighth in the 1,650 freestyle at the NCAAs as the Bulldogs posted just the second top-5 finish in school history.

• Came in fourth on the 400 medley relay, ninth on the 800 freestyle relay and 14th on the 400 freestyle relay at the NCAAs.

• Named Second-Team All-SEC.

• Came in third in the 500 freestyle, fourth in the 1,650 freestyle and fifth in the 200 freestyle at the SECs.

• Placed fourth on the 800 freestyle relay.

2012-2013:

• Finished third in the 1,650 freestyle, fourth in the 500 freestyle, ninth in the 200 freestyle, 10th on the 800 freestyle relay and competed on the 400 freestyle relay at the NCAAs.

• Won the 500 freestyle and finished seventh in the 200 and the 1,650 freestyle at the SECs.

• Came in fifth on the 400 and 800 freestyle relays and ninth on the 200 freestyle relay at the SECs.

• Named First-Team All-SEC and to the All-Freshman Team.

• Named the SEC Freshman of the Week three times: Nov. 13 after the Missouri meet, Nov. 20 after the Emory meet and Dec. 4 after the UGA Fall Invitational.

• Named to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll.

• Named to the 2012-13 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.

2012 Olympics:

• Representing Finland, competed in the 200, 400 and 1,500 freestyle in the London Games.

High School:

• Graduated from Northview High School.

• Swam for Dynamo Swim Club under Coach Rich Murphy.

• Named the National Swimmer of the Year in 2012.

• Won state titles in the 200 and 500 freestyle in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

• Set school records in the 100, 200 and 500 freestyle and on the 400 freestyle relay.

• Named the state of Georgia’s High School Swimmer of the Year in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

• Posted Junior Nationals titles in the 500, 800 and 1,650 freestyle in 2011 and was the 500 freestyle runner-up in 2010.

International:

• Represented Finland in the 2013 World Championships in Spain.

• Competed in the 2008 European Youth Olympic Festival.

• Took sixth in the 200 freestyle at the 2011 Youth European Championships.

• Set the Finnish national record in the 800 freestyle.

• Was the 2011 Finnish national champion in the 100 and 400 freestyle.

Personal:

Born May 18, 1994.

• Son of Matti and Sanna Koski.

• Majoring in Exercise and Sport Science.

Collegiate Personal Bests:

200 Freestyle 1:32.66 14 NCAA Championships

500 Freestyle 4:11.83 15 NCAA Championships

1,650 Freestyle 14:32.38 15 NCAA Championships

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