Matt Korman is a senior at the University of Texas, where he is studying business. Originally from Magnolia, Texas, Korman signed with Texas Christian University in his senior year at Magnolia High School – where he was class president. After his freshman year as a Horned Frog, Korman made the transfer to Austin in order to swim for the Longhorns.
The breaststroke specialist made waves in 2013 after he came out to his Texas teammates. He wrote the team an email, which exposed his true identity. His inspiring story was picked up my major news sources, which even produced the original email that Korman had written to the team.
University of Texas
Competed for TCU.
In his first season at Texas, and second season in collegiate swimming, Korman won the 200 breaststroke and 200 IM consolation final, and also finished fourth in the 100 breaststroke at the Big 12 Championship meet.
Korman placed 11th in the 200 breaststroke preliminaries at the American Short Course Championships.
Korman won the 100 breaststroke consolation final and the 200 breaststroke consolation final at the Big 12 Championships. He also finished seventh in the 200 IM prelims.
Prior to swimming in college Korman was a Junior National medalist in the 200 free relay, 200 medley relay and the 400 medley relay. He was also a U.S. National qualifier in the 100 breaststroke, 200 breaststroke and 200 IM.