Matt Tippins
Matt Tippins
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Hoschton, Ga.
High School: Mill Creek
Major: Marketing

In High School: From Mill Creek High School ... Claims a 5,000 meters at 16:08 ... A four-year letter winner in cross country and track, he helped lead his team to State Championships in both sports for Class-AAAAAA ... Highest finish at the GHSA State cross country meet was 26th as a senior ... Was selected for the Gwinnett All-County and All-Region teams following his final season ... Also claims personal bests of 1:59.15 (800 meters), 4:27.08 (1,600 meters) and 9:48.54 (3,200 meters).

Personal: Majoring in marketing ... Son of Terry and Samantha Tippins ... Born Dec. 8 ... Chose Georgia College because of the campus and location ... Biggest sports thrill is the last 400 meters in a race ... His pre-race routine is drinking honey ... Lists his biggest fear as heights ... Lives by the motto "Be better tomorrow!".