Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Honors: ACC Academic Honor Roll (2010-12)
2012-13: Among Duke’s top performers in the mid-freestyle and distance freestyle events … clocked a personal-best time of 1:40.24 in the preliminaries of the 200 freestyle at the ACC Championships … advanced to the finals in that event, placing 23rd … also competed in the 1,650 freestyle at the conference championship, taking 18th at 16:08.23 … finished seventh in the 200 freestyle at the Tennessee Invitational (1:42.17).
2011-12: Ended the season at the ACC Championships, where he finished 20th overall in the 200 free with a 1:42.73 clocking ... also made the finals of the 500 free, recording a time of 4:38.94 to take 24th ... anchored the Blue Devils' 800 free relay that posted an NCAA provisional time of 6:38.49 in an eighth-place performance at the conference meet ... placed third in the 200 free (1:43.53) against South Carolina and Queens ... turned in a top-15 showing in the finals of the 500 free at the Nike Cup Invitational, touching at 4:35.97 to come in 13th ... also recorded a season-best time of 4:34.81 in the event prelims ... placed 23rd in the 200 free finals with a time of 1:43.34 in the finals ... posted a 1:43.36 split to help the 800 free relay finish 11th at the Nike Cup Invitational ... claimed first in the 500 free (4:36.37) in the season opener at Maryland ... also notched a season best time of 1:42.03 in the 200 free against the Terps ... named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.
2010-11: Posted top-30 finishes in both the 200 and 500 free at the ACC Championships while recording season-bests in both events ... also competed in the 100 free and 1650 free at the conference meet ... opened the season with a first-place showing in the 500 free at UNC Wilmington ... against NC State, recorded a time of 9:44.30 in the 1,000 free to take second ... placed second in the 500 free against Virginia with a mark of 4:39.87 ... also a solid contributor on Duke's freestyle relay teams ... named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.
2009-10: Placed second in his first collegiate meet in the 200 free with a time of 1:44.17 ... this was both his best place finish and best time for this event... placed first in the 500 free against Houston and Georgia Tech with a time of 4:43.20 ... competed in the 200 free, 500 free and 1,650 free events at the ACC Championships ... named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.
Prep: Four-year letterwinner out of Ocean Lakes High in Virginia Beach, Va. ... earned All-America distinction as a senior for his performance in the 500 free ... won his team's MVP Award junior and senior year ... as a sophomore, set the district record in the 500 free en route to a district title ... took fifth-place in the state of Virginia in the 500 free as a junior ... member of relay teams which set the regional record in the 200 and 400 freestyle relays ... established a new district record in the 200 free ... qualified for Speedo Junior Nationals in the 200, 500, 1000, and 1650 free ... member of the National Honor Society ... winner of the Princeton Book Award ... member of the Math Honor Society ... named to the Virginian Pilot Scholastic Achievement Team.
Personal: Born Matthew James Carder on May 27, 1991 on Andrew's Air Force Base in Prince George's County, Md. ... son of Steven and Jennie Carder ... has one brother, Will who swam at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (2007-09) ... majoring in history ... favorite athletes are former U.S. Olympic swimmer Erik Vendt and distance runner Steve Prefontaine.
Duke Career Bests: 200 Free: 1:40.24 (3/1/2013) 500 Free: 4:30.72 (2/25/2010) 1,000 Free: 9:44.08 (1/30/2010) 1,650 Free: 15:52.35 (2/27/2010)