Honors: ACC Academic Honor Roll (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013) ... CSCAA Scholar All-America Honorable Mention (2013)
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.
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 freestyle, recording a time of 4:38.94 to take 24th ... Anchored the Blue Devils' 800 freestyle 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 freestyle against South Carolina and Queens ... Turned in a top-15 showing in the finals of the 500 freestyle at the Nike Cup Invitational ... Also recorded a season-best time of 4:34.81 in the event preliminaries ... Placed 23rd in the 200 freestyle finals ... Claimed first in the 500 freestyle in the season opener at Maryland ... Also notched a season best time of 1:42.03 in the 200 freestyle against the Terps.
2010-11: Posted top-30 finishes in both the 200 and 500 freestyle at the ACC Championships while recording season-bests in both events ... Also competed in the 100 freestyle and 1,650 freestyle at the conference meet ... Opened the season with a first-place showing in the 500 freestyle at UNC Wilmington ... Against NC State, recorded a time of 9:44.30 in the 1,000 freestyle to take second ... Placed second in the 500 freestyle against Virginia ... Solid contributor on Duke's freestyle relay teams.
2009-10: Placed second in his first collegiate meet in the 200 freestyle ... Placed first in the 500 freestyle against Houston and Georgia Tech with a time of 4:43.20 ... Competed in the 200 freestyle, 500 freestyle and 1,650 freestyle events at the ACC Championships.
Prior to Duke: 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 freestyle ... Won his team's MVP Award junior and senior year ... As a sophomore, set the district record in the 500 freestyle en route to a district title ... Took fifth-place in the state of Virginia in the 500 freestyle 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 freestyle ... Qualified for Speedo Junior Nationals in the 200, 500, 1,000, and 1,650 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)