2011 (Junior): Appeared in 52 games with 46 starts...collected the game winning hit twice in 2011 - against George Washington (2/26) and at Rice (4/16)...led the team in fielding chances (445) and putouts (426)...ranked second on the team in on-base percentage (.371)...was third on the squad in runs scored (31), walks (27) and hit-by-pitch (6)...posted ten multi-hit games and five multi-RBI contests during the season...had a hitting streak of ten games from March 13-March 27...reached base in 13 straight games from April 3-April 23...singled in four straight games versus Sam Houston State (2/19 & 2/20), at Southeastern Louisiana (2/22) and versus George Washington (2/25)...went two-for-four with a double, an RBI and a run scored versus George Washington (2/26)...doubled and drove in two RBI's against Wichita State (3/11) with two walks...plated two RBI's and grabbed two hits, including a double, against Southeastern Louisiana (3/15)...singled, walked and scored a run in all three games against New Orleans (3/18-3/20)...had two hits and an RBI against Nicholls State (3/22)...had two hits and drove in two RBI's against Southern Miss (2/26) in the second game of the series...posted the team's lone hit at Southern Miss (3/27) in the series finale...had two this, drove in two RBI's and scored a run versus LSU (4/5)...singled twice, walked and scored three times in the series opener at UCF (4/8)...had back-to-back games with a single, a walk, a run scored and an RBI at UCF (4/10) and versus South Alabama (4/13)...scored three times in the second game at Rice (4/16)...drove in a pair and scored twice against Southeastern Louisiana (4/19)...had two hits against Memphis (5/7) and scored a run...posted two hits, including a double, and scored a run in the series opener at Marshall (5/13)...had two hits in the second game of a twinbill at Marshall (5/13)...scored twice and tripled in the series finale at Marshall (5/15)...singled twice, walked and scored a run against East Carolina (5/20)...posted hits against East Carolina (5/26) and Houston (5/27) at the Conference USA Tournament.
2010 (Sophomore): Appeared in 56 games with 55 starts...all 55 starts came at first base...led the team in fielding chances (512) and putouts (477)...tied for first on the team in games played (56)...tied for second on the team in triples (2)...was third on the team in on-base percentage (.406), runs scored (43) and walks (31)...tied for third on the team in games started (55)...ranked third in Conference USA in fielding chances and assists...drove in the game winning run twice during the season, against Lipscomb (2/28) and Towson (3/13)...posted 17 multi-hit games and six multi-RBI contests...carried a season-best 12-game hitting streak from March 19 through April 6...also carried a pair of six game hitting streaks and two seven game hitting streaks during the season...ended the season with a hit in his last seven games, starting on May 14 at UAB...drove in an RBI in five straight games from April 18 until April 25...reached base in 50 of 56 games played...posted two hits - including a double - and scored a run in the season opener versus Boston College (2/19)...doubled and scored a run in the series finale versus Boston College (2/21)...walked twice and scored a run in the series opener versus Lipscomb (2/26)...went three-for-five with a pair of doubles and an RBI in the second game against Lipscomb (2/27)...drew a bases loaded walk to push the game winning run across the plate in the series finale against Lipscomb (2/28)...collected four hits and scored three runs in a three-game set versus #19 Ole Miss (3/5-7)...hit his first career home run and was three-for-six with four RBI's at New Orleans (3/9)...collected four hits, scored twice and drove in five RBI's in four games against Towson (3/12-14)...singled and doubled in the series opener versus Kansas (3/16)...drove in an RBI in the series finale against Kansas (3/17)...posted five hits, scored two runs and plated an RBI in three starts against St. Mary's (3/19-21)...was three-for-three with a stolen base in the opener against Marshall (3/26)...posted a hit and scored a run in the series opener and series finale at East Carolina (4/2-3)...walked twice, singled and scored a run against Nicholls State (4/6)...tripled and scored a run in the second game of a series with UNLV (4/17)...was two-for-five with an RBI and two runs scored in the series finale with UNLV (4/18)...was one-for-two with two walks, two runs scored and an RBI versus #25 Southeastern Louisiana (4/20)...posted five hits, walked three times and drove in seven RBI's in a three-game set at Memphis (4/23-25) with three runs scored...collected a hit in each game of a three-game set with Southern Miss (4/30-5/2)...doubled, walked and scored a run against Louisiana-Monroe (5/4)...was two-for-three with two runs scored and a pair of walks in the second game of the series at Houston (5/8)...drove in an RBI in each of the first two games at UAB (5/14-15)...walked three times, singled twice and scored four runs in the second game at UAB (5/15)...went three-for-four with a triple and a home run versus LSU (5/18) with four runs scored and a walk...collected four hits and scored five runs in a three game series versus UCF (5/20-22) with one RBI and one walk in each of the three games.
2009 (RS Freshman): Appeared in 37 games with 20 starts at second base and third base...hit .232 on the season (16-for-69) with one double and 16 runs batted in...picked up his first career hit against Louisiana-Lafayette (April 7) with an RBI double...reached base safely with hits in 10 of 11 games from April 11 to April 29...tallied a pair of hits with a two-for-four day in Tulane's win over Southeastern Louisiana (April 14)...posted two hits with a run scored against No. 17 East Carolina (April 18)...went one-for-two with an RBI against No. 2 LSU with a heady play at third base to let a potential game-tying single roll foul.
2008 (Freshman): Redshirted.
About Matt Ryan
Prep: Three-year letterman at Jesuit High for coaches Dave Moreau and Sam Dozier...helped lead the Blue Jays to state and District 8-5A titles as a sophomore and a senior...as a senior, hit .419 en route to earning all-state and all-district honors...selected to play in the 2007 Louisiana All-Star Game...also earned two letters in football...off the diamond, was a member of the Spanish Honor Society and B-Honor Roll...graduated Cum Laude.
Personal: Born Matthew Patrick Ryan on Jan. 24, 1989 in Metairie, La...son of Michael and Michelle Ryan...has one brother, Marc, and one sister; Megan...proposed major is business.