Matt Shuler
Matt Shuler

West Columbia, S.C.

High School:
White Knoll

Pole Vault

Year (I/O):

2012: NCAA East Preliminary participant...Did not compete in indoors...Outdoors, competed in the pole vault...finished second at the Weems Baskin Invitational, the Gamecock Open and the Tom Jones mark of 17-03.00 (5.26m) at Bob Pollack to finish third...scored at SEC Outdoor Championships, with an 8th place finish.

2011: Indoor NCAA participant ... Second Team All-American ... indoors, had a top clearance of 17-06.50 (5.35m) in the pole vault at the Tyson Invitational ... won the Texas A&M Challenge and Gamecock Invitational ... bronze medalist at the SEC Indoor Championships at 17-03.50 (5.27m) ... placed 13th at the NCAA Indoor Championships at 17-02.75 (5.25m) ... Outdoors, battled injuries, missing most of the season and only competing in three meets ... had a top mark of 16-07.75 (5.07m) at the Florida Relays.

2010: NCAA Regional participant ... SEC bronze medalist ... indoors, had a top mark of 16-10.75 (5.15m) to earn bronze medal honors at the SEC Indoor Championships ... outdoors, had a top mark of 16-06.75 (5.05m) at the Florida Relays ... no heighted at the SEC Outdoor Championships and the NCAA Preliminary Round while battling a leg injury.

2009: NCAA East Region participant in the pole vault ... indoors, had five top-five finishes, including a win at the Clemson Games ... placed fifth at the New Balance Collegiate ... took ninth overall at the SEC Indoor Championships by clearing a season best 16-0 3/4 ... outdoors, continued his strong jumps by clearing 16-6 3/4 at the Pepsi Florida Relays to place fourth, setting a personal best ... won the State USATF Meet ... cleared 16' in the final four meets of the season, highlighted by once again clearing 16-6 3/4 at the SEC Outdoor Championships to finish 10th ... claimed 17th at the NCAA East Region meet at 16-1 1/4.

2008: Had a strong freshman season indoors ... took second at the Tiger Invitational before claiming his first win at the Gamecock Invitational at 15-11 ¾ ... narrowly missed scoring at the SEC Indoors with a ninth place finish at 15-11 ... placed 15th at NCAA Last Chance meet ... outdoors finished fourth at Weems Baskin Relays ... outdoor best mark of 15-7.

HIGH SCHOOL: Coached by Larry Bost at White Knoll High School ... lettered in track and wrestling ... 2007 Junior Olympic All-American ... seventh place Junior Olympic Nationals ... seventh place in both Nike Indoor (2007) and Nike Outdoor (2007) ... 2007 South Carolina state champion in pole vault ... 2007 Taco Bell Champion ... all-state, all-conference and all-american ... named White Knoll track MVP.

PERSONAL: Matthew Owen Shuler was born March 25, 1989 ... pursuing a degree in civil engineering ... parents are Stacy and Linda Shuler ... chose USC over Rice because "everyone in my family is a Gamecock".