Men's Swimming

 

  Alexander Merkulov
Alexander Merkulov

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Westfield, Mass.

High School:
Westfield

Height / Weight:
5-7 / 154

Event:
Diving

Birthdate:
05/17/1991


03/16/2013

Butler Becomes First UMass Woman To Qualify For NCAA's

Michaela Butler becomes the first UMass woman to qualify for the NCAA Championships.

03/16/2013

Butler Becomes First Woman To Qualify For NCAA's

Michaela Butler becomes the first UMass woman to qualify for the NCAA Championships.

03/15/2013

Butler Leads Divers On First Day Of NCAA Zone Meet

Michaela Butler finished just outside the automatic NCAA qualifiers on the three-meter board.

03/15/2013

Butler Leads Divers On First Day Of NCAA Zone Meet

Michaela Butler finished just outside the automatic NCAA qualifiers on the three-meter board.

03/13/2013

UMass Divers Head To NCAA Zone Meet

Four UMass divers will by vying for 11 spots at NCAA's.

2012-2013 (Senior): Received second place in the 1-meter Dive with a total score of (245.41) at Fordham (2/2) ... Took first place in both the 1-meter with a score of (287.40) and the 3-meter with a score of (308.55) at the Bryant meet (1/19) ... Finished second place in the 3- meter Dive at the URI Invitational (1/12) with a total score of (259.1) ... Won first place in the 1-meter Dive (297.59) as well as first in the 3m Dive (329.7) at Yale (12/1) ... Placed first in the 1-meter Dive (292.87) and second in the 3-meter Dive (314.55) at Brown (11/10) ... Won first in the 1-meter Dive (292.87) and second in the 3-meter Dive (296.63) at the Binghamton meet (11/ 2-3) ... Took both first place honors in the 1-meter (291.67) and in the 3-meter (329.1) at Boston University (10/13).

2011-12 (Junior): Finshed first in the 1 mtr diving (318.52) and first in the 3 mtr diving (319.65) against Boston University (10/15).

2010-11 (Sophomore): Took a sixth place finish in the one-meter and a seventh place finish in the three meter dive at the Atlantic 10 Championship (2/23-26) .... Finished fifth in both the 1 mtr diving (255.90) and in the 3 mtr diving (275.15) at Dartmouth's Invitational (1/29)... Placed third in the 3 mtr diving (289.58) and second in the 1 mtr diving (275.40) vs. BC (1/21)... Finished fourth in the three-meter dive (241.35) against BU (10/16). Competed in both the 1-meter and 3-meter dive against Army (10/23).

Before UMass: Dove for Westfield High Sophomore, Junior and Senior year ... Finished 5th in Western Mass, 12th in States, in 2007 ... Finished 2nd in Western Mass, 5th in States, received All-Star Athlete Award as well as Diver of the Year in 2008 ... Finished 1st in Western Mass, 2nd in States, received All-Star Award, Most Outstanding and STEC Award in 2009 ... Holds JFK Northampton Natatorium Pool Record; 264 points ... Varsity Track & Field team Junior and Senior year ... Gymnastics Senior Year.

Personal: Alexander Merkulov ... Born May 17, 1991 in Kharkov, Ukraine ... Son of Vera Merkulov ... Five siblings; Oleg, Vitaliy, Victoria, Alice and Vlad ... Intended major is Micro Biology.

Career Best Times
Event (School Record Rank) Time Date
1 Meter - 6 Dives (5th) 318.82 10/15/2011
3 Meter - 6 Dives (4th) 329.70 12/1/2012

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    Event Calendar

    Friday, Nov 21
    at Terrier Invitational 10:00 AM Prelims: 10 am
    Finals: 6 pm
    Saturday, Nov 22
    at Terrier Invitational 10:00 AM Prelims: 10 am
    Finals: 6 pm
    Sunday, Nov 23
    at Terrier Invitational 10:00 AM Prelims: 10 am
    Finals: 6 pm
    Saturday, Jan 3
    at Loyola Invitational 10:00 AM
    Friday, Jan 9
    at Rhode Island Invitational 6:00 PM
    Saturday, Jan 10
    at Rhode Island Invitational 10:00 AM
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