Matt Rowland
Matt Rowland
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Bellevue, Ohio
High School: Bellevue Senior High
Position: Pole Vault

4x All-MAC (First Team-Pole Vault; 2016 Indoor, 2016 Outdoor) (Second Team-Pole Vault, 2015 Outdoor, 2015 Indoor)
USTFCCCA All-American - Honorable Mention (2016 Outdoor)

2015-16: Outdoor:  Garnered honorable mention All-America accolades after placing 20th in the pole vault at the NCAA Outdoor Championships (June 8) with a jump of 16-10.75 (5.15m)...equaled the fourth-best jump in program history surpassing 17-4.50 (5.30m) to capture the pole vault title at the Mid-American Conference Championship (May 14) to earn first-team all-league honors...placed sixth at the NCAA East Preliminary Round (May 26) eclipsing 17-4.50 (5.30m)...jumped 17-2.75 (5.25m) to win pole vault at Campbell/Wright Invitational (May 7)...finished third, eighth and eighth, respectively, in pole vault at LSU Alumni Invitational (April 23), Texas Relays (March 31) and Drake Relays (April 29) with efforts of 17-3.75 (5.28m), 17-4.50 (5.30m) and 16-10.75 (5.15m)...Indoor: Earned his first-ever Mid-American Conference title at the league championships (Feb. 26) clearing 17-0.25 (5.20m) in the pole vault...recorded seven top-five performances, including posting a trio of victories...registered a season-best jump of 17-4.50 (5.30m) to win pole vault at Kent State Dual (Jan. 22)...surpassed 17-2.75 (5.25m) to take title at Zips Invitational (Feb. 19)...placed second in his division at the National Pole Vault Summit (Jan. 16) with a mark of 16-4.75 (5.00m).

2014-15: Indoor: Garnered six top-three performances in the pole vault, including placing second at the Mid-American Conference Championship (Feb. 28) with a clearance of 17-0.00…posted a season-best jump of 17-5.75 to finish second at the Zips Invitational (Feb. 20)…won the pole vault at the Penn State National (Jan. 31) with a mark of 17-0.75…finished second in the pole vault at the Akron Pole Vault Convention (Jan. 10), Kent State Dual (Jan. 16) and Zips Invitational (Feb. 20)...Outdoor: An NCAA East Preliminary Round qualifier in the pole vault placing 18th with a clearance of 16-4.75...finished second in the pole vault at the MAC Championship (May 16) surpassing 16-4.75...registered fifth-best jump in program history, 17-3.75, to place third in the pole vault at the Longhorn Invitational (May 2)...recorded six top-10 performances, including placing second at the Mt. Sac Relays (April 17) and Campbell/Wright Invitational (May 9) with jumps of 17-0.75 and 16-7...came in sixth in pole vault at Drake Relays (April 24) clearing 16-7.50.

2013-14: Indoor: competed in the pole vault and 60m hurdles ... jumped 16-04.00, finishing fourth at the Akron Opener (Jan. 10) ... ran a season-low time of 8.63 at the Kent Dual (Jan. 17) ... Outdoor: placed third in the pole vault at the All-Ohio Championships (Apr. 11), jumping 16-10.25 ... was the runner-up at the Raleigh Relays (March 28) after clearing 16-02.75.

at Bellevue Senior
: Three-time state champion in the pole vault ... jumped a school, conference and state Division II record mark of 16-06.75 ... also placed third at the state meet in the 110m hurdles as a senior ... ran a top time of 14.44.

Personal: Born Dec. 15, 1994 ... parents are Mark and Janine Rowland.