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Matt Hopper Athlete Profile

Matt Hopper

Position: Diving Height: 5-10 Weight: 155 Class: Senior Roster Years: 2009-2010 | 2012-2015 Hometown: Phoenix, AZ Last School: Desert Vista High School


  • Parents are Brett and Elaine Hopper
  • Has four siblings
  • Majoring in civil engineering
  • Born in Provo, Utah
  • Top 10-percent of high school class
  • Top 50 in an Arizona state math contest
  • Also participated in choir, ping pong, drumline (marching band)
  • Was the lead percussionist in high school
  • Played in Carnegie Hall in 2008

Before BYU

High School

  • Finished sixth in state in 2007 and fourth in 2009
  • Finished 12th on the 3-meter board at the national level in 2006 (west Junior Nationals)


  • Member of the Sun Devil Divers club under head coach Marc Briggs
  • Junior club level

2009-2010 | Freshman Year

  • Competed in five dual meets for the Cougars
  • Competed in the 2010 Mountain West Conference Swimming and Diving Championships placing sixth in the men's platform with a score of 218.15 and 17th in the 3-meter with a prelim score of 228.30 as well as 17th in the 1-meter with a prelim score of 243.90
  • Ranked 16 in the Mountain West Conference overall
  • Received the MWC Academic All-Conference award as well as the MWC scholar athletes award

2012-2013 | Sophomore Year

  • Competed in six meets for the Cougars
  • Named to All-MPSF Second Team in 3-meter (301.00)
  • At MPSF meet, sixth in 3-meter, ninth in 1-meter (309.35) and 14th in platform (231.80)
  • Ranked second on the team in 1-m, third in platform and fifth in 3-m
  • Placed eighth in the 1-m (269.20), 11th in the platform (218.50) and 13th in the 3-m (265.40) at the Air Force Invite
  • Placed 16th in 1-m (254.10) and 19th in 3-m (250.60)

2013-2014 | Junior Year

  • Placed fourth in the men's 1-meter (291.55) in the Wildcat Diving Invite
  • Named to All-MPSF Second Team for performances in 3-meter (291.80) and platform (218.15)

2014-2015 | Senior Year

  • Named to All-MPSF Second Team for performances in the 1-meter dive (297.25), 3-meter dive (296.60) and platform (216.95)