Luka Matacin
Luka Matacin
Height: 6-04
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Rijeka, Croatia
High School: Prva Rijeka Hrvatska Gimnazija
Previous College: Drury U.
Events: Free/IM/Back
Major: International Business

One of Florida Southern’s seven returning All-Americans, picking up two of those awards in his first season with the Moccasins… Swam at Drury in Springfield, Missouri for two seasons under head coach Brian Reynolds before coming to Florida Southern… Won three All-American awards at Drury while helping the Panthers finish as the Division II national runner-up in 2015 and sixth in 2016… Part of two Great Lakes Valley Conference championship teams.

As a junior (2016-17)… First Team All-American in the 800-freestyle relay (7th place)… Honorable Mention All-American in the 200-freestyle (12th place)… Honorable mention All-Sunshine State Conference… NCAA Division II Academic Achievement Award winner… Sunshine State Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll… One of eight Moccasins to swim in all nine meets, including the NCAA Division II National Championships… Regular swimmer in the 50-, 100- and 200-freestyle, both backstroke events, and both of the individual medleys… Had NCAA provisional qualifying times in the 100-free, 200-free, 200-back and 200-IM… Missed a provisional time in the 100-back by four-tenths of a second… Helped 400-freestyle, 800-freestyle and 400-medley relay teams achieve NCAA provisional times too… Had fourth-place finishes at the SSC Championships in the 200-back and 200-IM… Ranked in the top-five on the Florida Southern times list in six different individual events (3rd in the 200-free, 200-back, and 200-IM; 4th in the 100-back; 5th in the 100-free and 400-IM).

As a sophomore (2015-16)… Honorable Mention All-American in the 800-freestyle relay (11th place) and the 200-medley relay (14th place)… CSCAA Scholar All-American… Also competed in the 100-freestyle, 200-freestyle and 200-IM at the NCAA Division II National Championships… Member of Drury’s GLVC runner-up 400-freestyle relay team.

As a freshman (2014-15)… First Team All-American in the 800-freestyle relay where he helped Drury to a national runner-up finish… Also competed in the 100-freestyle, 200-freestyle and 200-IM at the NCAA Division II National Championships… Won GLVC championships in the 200-freestyle relay and 400-freestyle relay.

In high school… 2013 graduate of Prva Rijeka Hrvatska Gimnazija… Competed for Primorje CRO where he was coached by Dimitar Bobev… Personal… Son of Zoran and Nada Matacin.