Matt Brown
Matt  Brown

Bellevue, Wash.

High School:
Brown Academy

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 245




Matt Brown Earns Capital One Academic All-America Honors

Brown Caps Career with a National Honor for Excellence in the Classroom


Matt Brown Earns Third CoSIDA All-District Eight Academic Selection

Brown Earns Another Major Honor for Excellence in the Classroom


Four Waves Earn All-MPSF Academic Honors

Matt Brown, Colin Carroll, Ray McIntyre and Bence Valics Recognized for Excellence in the Classroom


Men's Water Polo: No. 4 Waves Upset at No. 8 Long Beach

Pepperdine Hosts No.1 USC Sunday in Regular Season Finale


No. 8 Pepperdine Collects 19-9 Road Win at UC Davis

Stephen Loomis and Marko Madaras Lead Waves With Four-Goal Nights


Pepperdine Water Polo (Jeff Golden Photography)

Photos snapped by Jeff Golden during Pepperdine's season home finale vs. Cal.


Pepperdine Water Polo (Bob Krystofik Photography)

Photos taken by Bob Krystofik during Pepperdine's games at Long Beach and vs. Cal at home.


Pepperdine Water Polo (Bill Farnan Photography)

Photos taken by Bill Farnan during Pepperdine's games vs. Long Beach and Redlands at the 2010 SoCal Tournament.


Pepperdine Water Polo (Bill Farnan Photography)

Photos taken by Bill Farnan during Pepperdine's home game vs. LMU and at the Inland Empire Tournament.


Pepperdine Water Polo (Bob Krystofik Photography)

Photographs taken by Bob Krystofik during Pepperdine's mid-summer scrimmage series.

CAREER: Turned in a solid four-year career with the Waves and provided stability and leadership during his time in Malibu ... Recorded 29 career goals, including a hat trick against Harvard ... A perennial standout in the classroom, earning three CoSIDA all-district and three All-MPSF academic accolades ... Capped his career with Capital One Academic All-American(HM) honors, becoming just the second in program history and the first since 1997 National Player of the Year Allan Herrmann accomplished the feat in 1998.

PEPPERDINE 2012: Turned in a solid final season in Malibu, appearing in all 24 matches for the Waves ... Scored seven goals, two assists with a steal ... Registered a two-goal match vs. La Verne (9/1) ... Capital One Academic All-American (HM) and CoSIDA Academic All-District 8 First Team ... Named to MPSF All-Academic squad.

PEPPERDINE 2011: Earned MPSF All-Academic honors ... Appeared in 21 games for the Waves during his junior campaign ... Tallied seven goals and one steal ... Had a hat trick in a 20-2 victory over Harvard (10/23) ... Also had two goals in a 7-6 victory over UC Santa Barbara (9/18) ... Collected one goal apiece in victory over Bucknell (10/23) and loss to UC Santa Barbara (11/27).

PEPPERDINE 2010: Appeared in 26 of 27 games for the Waves, scoring 12 goals with three assists and eight steals ... Posted three multi-goal games vs. Occidental, Cal and Fresno Pacific ... Totaled two goals at the MPSF Championship, netting a single score vs. both UC Irvine and Pacific ... Credited with two steals in Pepperdine's 7-5 overtime win at UC Davis ... Named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District first team and the MPSF All-Academic team.

PEPPERDINE 2009: Scored four goals as a redshirt freshman ... Netted three in season opener vs. Cal Lutheran ... Also scored vs. Stanford at the SoCal Tournament.

PEPPERDINE 2008: Redshirted his first season at Pepperdine.

HIGH SCHOOL: Was homeschooled through the Brown Academy and graduated in 2008 ... Played water polo for Newport High School, located in Bellevue, Wash. ... Played three years of varsity water polo ... Made the all-state first team as a senior and the second team as a sophomore ... Was a team co-captain and earned a coach's award as a senior ... Team placed second in the state each of his final two years ... Also swam for four years ... Participated in the Running Start program at Bellevue Community College, taking classes while he was still in high school ... Member of Phi Theta Kappa.

CLUB: Played for the Pacific Northwest United Water Polo Club from 2006-08 ... Went to Junior Olympics with club.

PERSONAL: Born in Bellevue, Wash. ... Son of Randall and Marta Brown ... Brother of David ... Majoring in sports medicine and aspires to become a doctor ... 2011-12 Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Co-Vice President ... Is an Eagle Scout ... Chose Pepperdine for "its exceptional water polo program, tough academics and its Christian foundation."

FAVORITES: Favorite pro athlete is Lakey Peterson ... Favorite books are the Harry Potter series ... Favorite movies are the Lord of the Rings trilogy ... Favorite TV show is The Office .. Favorite sport other than water polo is tennis ... Likes school because "I love realizing more about God's complex creation" ... Enjoys water polo because of "the freedom the water gives you to move in ways you never would be able to on land."

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