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Matt Akers

Matt Akers

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    Westlake, Ohio
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Competed in the NCAA Zone C Diving Championships at Ohio State … Finished second in the 1-meter event at his inaugural Horizon League Championships with 301.90 points, a NCAA qualifying mark … Took fourth in the 3-meter event at League meet with 315.45 points … Was the highest placing rookie in both diving events at League Championships … Took second in the 1-meter event at Magnus Cup with season high 306.40 points … Scored a season best 318.10 in 3-meter event in Magnus Cup prelims … Was named Horizon League Men’s Diver of the Week twice (11/7, 11/22) … Swept the diving titles at Justin Jennings Memorial Invitational (10/6-10/7) … Swept diving titles across two duals with Green Bay (11/3-11/4) … Won the 1-meter event in tri-dual with IUPUI and UIC (1/13) … Named Scholar All-America Honorable Mention by the CSCAA. 

Garnered All-American honors from the National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association after senior season … Earned his second straight all-state honor in 2017 by placing seventh at Division I state meet … Placed eighth at states in his junior season to earn all-state honors … Was the district champion in 2017 and runner-up in 2016 … Won the Southwestern Conference in each of his final three seasons … Dove with Cleveland Area Diving for three years … Finished among the top 20 in his age group in both 1-meter and 3-meter events at the 2016 USA Diving National Zone C Meet … Named Morning Journal First Team All-Star in 2017 … Also competed in track & field for multiple seasons … Son of Brian and Susie Akers … Pre-physical and occupational therapy major.