Matt Barnard
Matt  Barnard


Brisbane, Australia

High School:
Orniston College


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2014-15 Sophomore Season: Most Valuable Performer, voted by team • Letter winner • All-American • At the 2015 NCAA Championships, Barnard took home the bronze in platform diving, while recording a new Minnesota school record of 473.80 points. Barnard also finished 26th in 3m and 36th in 1m diving (3/26-3/28) • To qualify for the NCAA Championships, Barnard placed 9th in 1m, 5th in 3m and 8th on platform at the NCAA Zone D Diving Championships (3/9-3/11) • During the 2015 Big Ten Conference Championships, Barnard finished 4th on platform, 9th on 3m and 35th on 1m (2/26-2/28) • Finished 3rd on 1m and 1st on 3m during the 2015 Minnesota Challenge (2/7) • Placed 3rd on both 3m and platform against Northwestern and Purdue (1/30-1/31) • Finished 1st on 1m and 2nd on 3m at N.C. State (1/23-1/24) • Finished 1st on 1m and 2nd on 3m at Florida (11/8) • Against Iowa, Barnard finished 4th in 1m and 3rd in 3m (10/31) • Placed 3rd on 1m boards and 2nd in 3m diving competition against North Dakota (10/24) • Won both the 1m and 3m diving competitions against Wisconsin (10/17) • Finished 3rd on 1m and 2nd on 3m at Arizona State (10/4).

2013-2014 Freshman Season: Letter winner • At the 2014 NCAA Championships, Barnard suffered injury on 3m diving that prevented him in competing in the platform diving contest, his favorite event. He finished 31st in 1m and 30th in 3m (3/27-3/28) • Finished 2nd on platform at the NCAA Zone D Diving Championships to qualify for the NCAA Championships (3/10-3/12) • Finished 9th on platform, 8th on 3m and 14th on 1m at the 2014 Big Ten Championships (2/21-3/1) • Recorded a 4th place finish in 1m diving at the 2015 Minnesota Challenge (2/8) • Finished 4th in 1m and 2nd in 3m against Purdue and Wisconsin in the Big Ten Triple Dual (1/31) • Made his collegiate debut against N.C. State where he finished 3rd in 1m and 2nd in 3m (1/24) • Became eligible following the Fall 2013 semester.

Barnard's Top Scores:
1m -- 357.90 -- 2014
3m -- 402.20 -- 2015
Platform -- 473.80 -- 2015 -- Minnesota School Record


Gophers Close 2016 Minnesota Challenge


The Golden Gophers tallied 35 personal records over the three-session meet.

Gophers Open Minnesota Challenge


Minnesota recorded 10 personal bests and three wins on Friday night at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center.

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The Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center will host the 2016 Minnesota Challenge this Friday and Saturday.

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