Matt Dignan
Matt Dignan

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Sydney, Australia

High School:
Sydney Grammar School

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 205

06/05/2013

Cal Nets 14 On Pac-12 All-Academic Squad

14 Golden Bear honorees is most since 2009

06/06/2012

California Crew Garners Pac-12 All-Academic Honors

Numerous Bears Make All-Academic Squad for Second Straight Year

06/02/2012

Varsity Eight Finishes Fourth at IRA Championships

Freshman Eight and Varsity Four Take Second

06/01/2012

All Boats Advance To Finals at IRA Championships

Varsity Eight Takes Third in Semifinals

05/31/2012

No. 4 Cal Advances In First Day at IRA Championships

Varsity Eight Wins Repechage To Qualify

2012 (Junior): Second team Pac-12 all-academic ... rowed on Cal's varsity eight that came in fourth at the IRA Championships ... competed on the second varsity eight that took second at the Pac-12 Championships and beat Stanford.

2011 (Sophomore): Rowed on Cal's junior varsity 8+ boat that beat Stanford at The Big Row, came in second at the Pac-10 Championships and sixth at the IRA national championships ... second-team Pac-10 All-Academic.

2010 (Freshman): Rowed on Cal's second-place novice 8+ boat at the IRA Regatta and at the Pac-10 Championships... rowed on Cal's victorious novice 8+ at the Big Row.

Personal: Undeclared major...came in third in the men's pair at the Junior World Championships in 2008...coxed Australia's men's four to fifth place at the Junior World Championships in 2007...twice named Senior Rower of the Year...rowed for NSW in the Youth Cup last sum-mer...plans to become a fireman...hobbies include working on his pottery wheel...also participated in rugby at Sydney Grammar School...parents are Peter and Sally Dignan...his father, Peter, rowed for the New Zealand National team that won the bronze medal in the men's eight at the 1976 Summer Olympic Games...has a younger sister...born on July 4, 1990, in Sydney, Australia.

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