At Middleton Regional High School Matt was a prominent performer in both basketball and soccer and often played for Club teams in these sports in Middleton. He also played a few seasons of hockey with Middleton and District Mustangs. Although he captained the MRHS Basketball Martens in Grade 11, in Grade 12 Matthew focused all his sports enthusiasm on swimming.
After graduating from MRHS in 2001 Matt again followed his brother to Dalhousie University and the Dal Swim Team. At Dal he was three times Men’s Swimming MVP, specializing in the backstroke and butterfly events and anchoring the freestyle relay. He set eight Dalhousie records including 50m, 100m, 200m backstroke; 50m, 100m butterfly; 4x100m and 4x200m free relay; and 4x100m medley relay. Matt set six records in Atlantic University Sport in 50m, 100m, 200m backstroke; 4x100m, 4x200m free relay, and 4x100m medley relay. At the national level in Canadian Intercollegiate Sport (CIS) he earned a silver and four bronze medals and Captained his Dal team to a third place finish.
Matt earned his Junior National Qualification in 2000 and competed for team Nova Scotia at the 2001 Canada Summer Games. In 2002 he qualified for the Canada Senior Nationals and became a Provincial Carded Athlete in 2008. Matt was AUS Athlete of the Week in 2004 and Swimmer of the Year in 2007. In the CIS he was a second team All-Canadian and Academic All-Canadian.
The Sports Heritage Wall of Fame is honored to welcome Matthew Terauds as a most deserving inductee.