8 - Matt Gronow
Matt Gronow
Birth Date: 08/16/1990
Height: 6-3
Weight: 205
Year: Senior
Hometown: Melbourne, Australia
High School: RMIT University
Previous College: RMIT University
Position: Attacker

UC SANTA BARBARA
2012 ACADEMIC ALL-MPSF
2012:
Played in all 28 games for the Gauchos...Led the team with 52 goals and 27 assists...Tallied three field blocks and 18 steals...Drew 17 ejections and penalties...Scored multiple goals on 18 occasions...Had a season-high five goals against Whittier (Sept.9). 

2011 ALL-MPSF HONORABLE MENTION
2011 ACWPC ALL-ACADEMIC
2011 ACADEMIC ALL-MPSF
2011: 
Played in all 28 games for the Gauchos…Led the team with 43 goals…Drew 11 ejections or penalties…Tallied eight steals, which was fourth on the team…Had five field blocks and was second on the team with 23 assists…Had a season-best eight-game scoring streak running from Sept. 3 through Sept. 17…Had a season-high five goals against UCLA (Sept. 17)…Scored multiple goals on 12 different occasions.

2010 ACADEMIC ALL-MPSF 
2010: Played in all 24 games for the Gauchos…Was fourth on the team with 18 goals scored and was second with 26 assists…Also drew 13 ejections or penalties while tallying 10 steals and 10 field blocks…Scored a season-high hat trick to lead the Gauchos past Pacific (Sept. 19)…Had five multiple-goal games…Put together a five-game scoring streak during Mountain Pacific Sports Federation play and scored a total 10 goals during league games…Was a nominee for Male Newcomer of the Year at the 2011 SB Awards.

2009: Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL
Played at Melbourne Grammar School under coach Trav Bloom...Was his team's MVP and captain in 2008...Melbourne Grammar went undefeated all four years he played...Won the Associated Public School Water Polo Championship...Also competed for the swim team, serving as team captain in 2008...Set school records in the 50 and 100 freestyle...Won the APS Swimming Championships...Also played AFL football.

NATIONAL/CLUB
Played with the Victorian Tigers National League Club with which he finished second in the 2007 National League Finals...Also competed with Melbourne University Water Polo Club, which won the State League I Championship...In 2007, he competed for the Australian Youth Team in New Zealand and for the Australian Schoolboys Team in Sydney, which he says are his most memorable athletic achievements.

PERSONAL
Matthew Barrett Gronow was born on Aug. 16, 1990 in Australia...Parents are Rob and Jan Gronow...Has an older sister, Ali, and an older brother, Chris, who played water polo at UCSB and who he lists as his personal hero...Interests outside of water polo include surfing, eating and sleeping...Names "The Shawshank Redemption" as his favorite movie and the "Lord of the Rings" series as his favorite books...UCSB alum Jack Johnson is his favorite musician. 

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