CDR Matthew Humphreys, MC, USN Receives NCAA Award

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Here is the intro from the full length page that discussed the awardees. Congrats CDR!

Six former college athletes will receive the NCAA Silver Anniversary Award in recognition of their collegiate and professional achievements.

The Silver Anniversary Award annually recognizes distinguished individuals on the 25th anniversary of the conclusion of their college athletics careers. Representatives of NCAA member schools and conferences, along with a panel of former student-athletes, select each year’s recipients.

The 2022 recipients are Maiya Anderson, Tim Duncan, Warrick Dunn, Cmdr. Matthew Humphreys, Katie King Crowley and Tina Thompson. The NCAA will recognize the honorees at the Honors Celebration on Jan. 19 during the 2022 NCAA Convention in Indianapolis. The awards ceremony also will be streamed via the NCAA Twitter account. Below is a summary of their accomplishments.

CDR Matthew Humphreys

School: University of California, Santa Cruz
Major: Chemistry, with an emphasis in biochemistry
Sport: Swimming and diving

Cmdr. Matthew Humphreys was a 19-time College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America All-American and won the 1996 NCAA Division III national championship in the 200-yard individual medley. He is one of the most decorated swimmers in UC Santa Cruz program history and still holds school records in three events. After graduation, Humphreys was an emergency medical technician and beach lifeguard sergeant in Coronado, California, where he was named Lifeguard of the Year by his peers in 1999 and 2000. He made over 200 saves in his career and the Coronado City Council denoted May 6, 2003, as Matthew Humphreys Day. Humphreys joined the U.S. Navy and graduated from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences-Walter Reed Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, in 2007 before completing his medical residency at UC San Diego. He is dual board certified in preventive medicine and occupational medicine and has received the Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal and Navy Commendation Medal. During his service, Humphreys saved a submariner who was seriously injured in an accident and helped care for 41 refugees rescued from a capsized vessel. From 2009-10, he worked with Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 8 and helped select American Special Forces to reestablish the U.S. Embassy in Libya. In 2020, Humphreys was deployed onboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt supporting COVID-19 relief efforts. He currently serves as the Navy’s public health emergency officer for the western U.S. and Pacific region.

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