Swimmers Marshall, Rose Honored In Texas A&M Hall of Fame Class of 2021

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October 14th, 2021 College, News, SEC

Courtesy: Texas A&M Athletics

BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The Texas A&M Lettermen’s Association’s Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2021 honors nine Aggies because of their individual accomplishments and team success.

Joining the best of the best in the Texas A&M Athletics Hall of Fame are (alphabetically):

  • Randy Bullock ’11 (football)
  • Selena Collins Patterson ’04 (softball)
  • Sydney Colson ’11 (women’s basketball)
  • Dante Hall ’99 (football)
  • Austin Krajicek ’11 (men’s tennis)
  • Christine Marshall ’09 (women’s swimming & diving)
  • Gabby Mayo ’11 (women’s track & field)
  • Matt Rose ’04 (men’s swimming & diving)
  • Antoine Wright ’05 (men’s basketball).

Marshall, a native of Newport News, Virginia, finished her career as one of the most decorated swimmers in A&M history. She is tied for fourth all-time in total All-America honors, amassing 19 over her four years in Aggieland. The All-American also helped add 13 Big 12 Championships to the program’s trophy case.

At the 2007 Big 12 Conference Championships, Marshall earned Swimmer of the Meet recognition, while leading the Aggies to their first conference championship. She set school records in the 200 IM and the 200 butterfly, and she contributed to school records in the 200, 400 and 800 free relays and the 400 medley relays. When she left Texas A&M, Marshall ranked in the top 10 in school history in six different events.

In 2008, Marshall became the first Aggie to earn a spot on the U.S. Olympic Team with the 800-meter free relay. She helped Team USA to an American record in the preliminary rounds. Marshall became the first Aggie to medal for Team USA with the 800 free relay winning a bronze medal.

Full Hall of Fame Bio, Matt Rose

Matt Rose was a four-year letterwinner (2001-04) for the men’s swimming & diving program.

The Lindsey, Ontario native holds the record for most All-America honors (17) in program history. He dominated the Big 12, earning conference championships in the 50 freestyle (2003), 100 freestyle (2002 & 2003) and 100 backstroke (2004), and was a member of the winning 200 freestyle relay (2003). He was named the Big 12 Swimmer of the Meet in 2003.

The Hall of Famer was also named to the Big 12 10th Anniversary Team in 2006. When he left Texas A&M, he owned the school record in the 100 freestyle as well as with the 200, 400 and 800 freestyle relays and the 400 medley relay. He also ranked in the top 10 in school history in the 50 free, 100 backstroke and 200 backstroke.

He represented Canada at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, as well as the 2002 Commonwealth Games and the 2003 Pan American Games. A multi-time Canadian national champion, Rose set the Canadian record in the 50-meter freestyle at the 2003 Pan American Games.

A 2004 recipient of Texas A&M’s Distinguished Lettermen Award, Rose earned his bachelor’s degree in kinesiology in 2004 and went on to receive a master’s degree in physical therapy from the University of Alberta. Rose is currently a physical therapist for the Canadian National Team and a physiotherapist for Broadmead Orthopedic Physiotherapy.

Full Hall of Fame Bio, Christine Marshall

Christine Marshall, a native of Newport News, Virginia, finished her career as one of the most decorated swimmers in A&M history. She is tied for fourth all-time in total All-America honors, amassing 19 over her four years in Aggieland. The All-American also helped add 13 Big 12 Championships to the program’s trophy case.

At the 2007 Big 12 Conference Championships, Marshall earned Swimmer of the Meet recognition, while leading the Aggies to their first conference championship. She set school records in the 200 IM and the 200 butterfly, and she contributed to school records in the 200, 400 and 800 free relays and the 400 medley relays. When she left Texas A&M, Marshall ranked in the top 10 in school history in six different events.

In 2008, Marshall became the first Aggie to earn a spot on the U.S. Olympic Team. Her leadoff leg of the 800 free relay prelims at the Olympic Games set an American record. During the games, she also became the first Aggie to medal for Team USA, earning bronze as a member of the 800-meter freestyle relay team.

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