Matt Patterson
Matt Patterson
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Cumming, Ga.
High School: South Forsyth
Major: Biology

At Georgia College

Major: Biology

High School

  • South Forsyth High
  • Coaches: Nicholas Wansley and Van Munn
  • Four-time State Qualifier in cross country
  • Finished in top-10 in 5-of-8 meets his senior season
  • Finished 64th at Class-AAAAAA State Cross Country meet as a junior 
  • Personal-best 5K of 15:59
  • UGA Certificate of Merit 
  • Cross Country team MVP twice
  • Coaches Award for Cross Country
  • Two-time Team Captain
  • Also lettered in track
  • Personal best 1600m- 4:33; 3200m- 9:49
  • Most Valuable Distance Runner twice
  • National Honor Society


  • Born Aug. 25
  • Parents: Greg and Monique Patterson
  • Favorite athlete: Jiu-Jitsu champion Ryan Hall
  • Why Georgia Colllege: The atmosphere was great and the team was great.
  • Biggest sports thrill: standing on the starting line ready to kill the competition
  • Biggest fear: heights
  • Favorite movie: The Bourne Identity
  • Favorite TV Show: Lost, Hawaii 5-0, The Blacklist
  • Lives by the motto "You will never know if you never try."