Track & Field's Schreiber Earns Outstanding Young Alumnus Award
Gamecock track & field alumnus honored by My Carolina Alumni Association
COLUMBIA, S.C. — University of South Carolina track & field alumnus Matthew Schreiber was honored over Homecoming weekend as the My Carolina Alumni Association’s Outstanding Young Alumnus for the 2018-19 academic year. Schreiber was celebrated on Friday, Oct. 26 at the annual Carolina’s Best Forum and Luncheon and then again during Saturday’s 27-24 football victory over Tennessee inside Williams-Brice Stadium.
A native of Little River, N.J., Schreiber was a member of Carolina’s distance group from 2001-04. He finished as runner-up in the 3000m at the 2003 USC Invitational and took fourth place in the steeplechase at the 2003 Weems Baskin Invitational. He graduated from Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts in History in 2003 and a Master of Teaching in 2004.
“Matthew was a committed member of our team, and he worked harder than almost anyone in our program,” said South Carolina head coach Curtis Frye. “He always wanted to line up in the fastest heat of every race and test himself against the best athletes he could face. That mentality has served him well in the business world.”
Following graduation, Schreiber worked as a high school teacher in Sumter, S.C., before returning to New Jersey to join WBI, a leading provider of institutional and private client wealth management solutions, as a sales associate. Schreiber raised over $500 million in assets for WBI and remains the largest single sales producer in the firm’s history.
Today, Schreiber serves dual roles at WBI: President, where he is responsible for the day-to-day oversight of the firm’s business operations and Chief Investment Strategist, overseeing market and economic analysis, portfolio strategy and product design and development. His areas of expertise include investment product design, distribution and sales.
“Not only was Matthew a committed athlete; he was also a committed student,” Frye added. “He was a leader for our distance group during his time here, and I’m not at all surprised he’s used his South Carolina degrees to do big things in the real world.”
The current group of Gamecocks begins the 2019 season in January, with the full schedule set to be released in the coming weeks.