Henderson State University

Men's Swimming Athletic Scholarships

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  • 1100 Henderson Street
  • Arkadelphia, AR 71999
  • (870) 230-5000
  • http://www.hsu.edu
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Gulf South Conference (Division II)
Welcome to the Henderson State University Men's Swimming scholarship and program details page. Here you'll get information about the school and details on their Men's Swimming program like who to make contact with about recruitment, names of ... Read More

Welcome to the Henderson State University Men's Swimming scholarship and program details page. Here you'll get information about the school and details on their Men's Swimming program like who to make contact with about recruitment, names of past alumni, what scholarship opportunities are available and ways to begin the recruiting process.
Henderson State University Men's swimming Program Coaching & Recruiting Staff
If you're trying to get recruited it is critical to know who to get in front of - and NCSA has the info you'll need. The Head of the Henderson State University Men's Swimming program is Coak Matthews. Other essential personnel include:

  • Assistant Coach Tony Hernandez

  • Assistant Coach Pieter Ritz

  • Assistant Coach Wally Senter

If you're thinking about being a member of Henderson State University Men's Swimming program they are the people you need to speak to. You can choose to get in touch with them via email utilizing the link above or call the college to get additional information regarding the school and Men's Swimming program prior to deciding on whether or not it's the right fit for you personally.
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Athletics Information
Gulf South Conference (Division II)
Athletic Director:
Sam Goodwin
Men's Swimming Coaching Staff
  • Tony Hernandez Assistant Coach
  • Coak Matthews Head
  • Pieter Ritz Assistant Coach
  • Wally Senter Assistant Coach
What the Coaches are Saying...
Sep 11, 2018

“The 2011-2012 season was one of our best. The Lady Red Wave won the New South Conference Championships, their first since 1998. Chelsea Leary also broke the conference record in the 100 Backstroke in a time of 56.38. A few weeks later she erased her school record by swimming a 55.61 at the NCAA II Swimming and Diving Championship meet in Mansfield Texas. The Lady Red Wave also sent 3 other qualifiers (Chelsea Leary, Natalie Gallant, Catie Morrow, & Lauren Sutton) to the meet where all 4 received All America honors and finishing the year ranked 19th in the nation as a team. You can read more about the New South Conference Championships and the NCAA Division II Swimming & Diving championships at http://hsusports.com/news/2012/4/4/MSWIM_0404125646.aspx?path=wswim and http://hsusports.com/news/2012/4/4/WSWIM_0404120657.aspx?path=wswim. We also had a female diver, Caitlin Cavert who qualified for the NCAA II national pre-qualification meet, won All Conference honors and was named the Arkansas Swimming and Diving Hall of Fame D II female Diver of the year. The Red Wave men also had a great season. They finished tied for 4th at the New South Conference Championships. The men’s 200 and 400 Freestyle Relays were ranked 11th and 12th in the nation respectively with times of 1:22.06 and 3:01.47 and narrowly missed making the NCAA Championship meet. Marcus McClam matched Caitlin Cavert’s exploits on the diving boards exactly. You can read about our divers at the link below http://www.hsusports.com/index.aspx?path=wswim&tab=swimminganddiving2 We are extremely proud of the fact that 3 male swimmers earned Academic All-American status (Robert Fisher, Nick James, & Terrance Fogle). All Conference honors were earned by Chelsea Leary, Caitlin Cavert, Lauren Sutton, Natalie Gallant, Jeanne Miller, Nick James and Marcus McClam. We also had 7 school records broken and they are listed below. WOMEN 200 Medley Relay (Chelsea Leary, Catie Morrow, Natalie Gallant, Lauren Sutton) 1:44.20 200 Individual Medley: Chelsea Leary 2:06.41 100 Backstroke: Chelsea Leary 55.61 400 Individual Medley: Jeanne Miller 4:33.50 500 Freestyle: Jeanne Miller 5:03.45 1650 Freestyle: Jeanne Miller 17:41.23 MEN 500 Freestyle: Robert Fisher 4:39.92 If you would like to read more about our meets and see complete results please go to http://www.hsusports.com. Henderson State University offers here is a quality education along with what we believe to be an excellent swimming and diving training regimen that will help each individual reach his/her academic and athletic goals. Athletically, we do things a little differently than a lot of teams by utilizing weights, plyometrics and crossfit exercises in order to enhance speed, quickness, and strength. We also focus on stroke and turn technique while developing explosive power in order to gain ballistic strength which will translate directly into speed for championship performances by the end of the season. Over the 30 years of Coach Matthews’ tenure, this has been accomplished quite successfully. As for me, I trained under Wally Morton at Cleveland State University, and Don Henshaw with Gulf Coast Swim Team in Fort Myers, FL. Coach Matthews on the other hand trained in his younger years in Houston, Texas under legendary Coach Phil Hansel. He then attended the University of Arkansas where he swam all four years under Coach Ed Fedoski. He continues to excel in athletics and is a highly ranked triathlete both in the South Midwest Region, the nation and has won a couple of gold and bronze medals at the 2007 Sr. Olympic National swim meet. (His complete coaching history is available at the website) In the short time period that we have been together, Coach Matthews and I believe that we are beginning to build an atmosphere of family and fun where the amount of success you can achieve is directly related to whatever you believe is possible. Three summers ago we added a pulley system for weight assisted swimming as well as other resistance training equipment. This has translated into better fitness and our ability to compete at the highest levels and shatter existing records. If you are strongly considering becoming a part of the Red Wave, we suggest that you fill out an application to the university now in order to get this process started. You can do this at www.hsu.edu/admissions and apply online. Also, you will need to be registered with the NCAA Eligibity Center. Simply go to http://eligibilitycenter.org/ and complete the process. For academic scholarships, please go to this link, http://www.hsu.edu/uploadedFiles/bachelors_degree/tuition_financial_aid/scholarships/Scholarship%20Appl%202010-2011_rev12_21_10.pdf print off the forms and have your school counselor fill it out and mail back to Henderson State. These are first come first...so DO NOT DELAY! Should you be awarded an academic award, please accept it as this does not involve any commitment to us on your part, but should you decide that Henderson is the place for you, it will be there for you!!! Many athletes wait until the last minute to do these things and miss out on the thousands of dollars of financial aid money that is available....both academically and athletically.....simply because they do not take the time and apply early.”

—Coach Pieter Ritz
Men's Swimming Academic Minimums
  • GPA: 2.5 (out of 4.0)
  • SAT: 900 (out of 1600)
  • ACT: 21 (out of 36)
Sports Offered
  • Baseball
  • Football
  • Men's Basketball
  • Men's Golf
  • Men's Swimming
  • Softball
  • Women's Basketball
  • Women's Golf
  • Women's Swimming
  • Women's Tennis
  • Women's Track
  • Women's Volleyball
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Admissions Contact Info
Admissions Toll Free Phone:
(800) 228-7333
Admissions Phone:
(870) 230-5000
Admissions Email:
Academic Requirements
Academic Selectivity:
Most Selective
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January 1
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August 18
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    Most Popular Majors:
  • Education, Business, Nursing
    Pre-Professional Programs:
  • Pre-Law, Pre-Medicine, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Optometry
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  • Accounting,
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City/Town Situated In:
Arkadelphia, AR
Major City Closest To School:
Distance Of Major City:
70 Miles
Closest International Airport:
Little Rock, AR
Distance To International Airport:
70 Miles
Closest Other Airport:
Little Rock, AR
Distance To Other Airport:
70 Miles
Location Description:

163-acre campus in Arkadelphia (population: 10,500), 68 miles from Little Rock. Served by bus and train; airport serves Little Rock.

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  • Coed dorms, Special housing for international students, Cooperative housing, Other
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Financial Aid
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March 1
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Scholarship Numbers
FTF = First Time Freshmen
FTU = Full Time Undergraduate
Average Non-Need Based Athletic Grant and Scholarship Amount:
FTF :$2,816
FTU : $4,434
Number of Students Who Received Non-Need Based Athletic Grants and Scholarships:
FTF :6
FTU : 12
Average Non-Need Based Scholarship or Grant Amount:
FTF :$9,354
FTU : $9,096
Average Need-Based Loan Amount:
FTF :$3,500
FTU : $3,984
Average Need-Based-Self-Help-Award Amount:
FTF :$4,064
FTU : $7,822
Average Need-Based Scholarship or Grant Amount:
FTF :$11,558
FTU : $11,908
Average Financial Aid Package:
FTF :$11,380
FTU : $10,648
Average Percentage Of Need Met (Based on EFC):
FTF :83%
FTU : 83%


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