Butler breaks diving records for Minutewomen; Defense key in Miami win
UMass had the most student-athletes in the league attain a 3.5 GPA or higher for spring semester
By: Mark Chiarelli, Daily Collegian
Both Chris Inglis and Michaela Butler were honored at the UMass Weekly Sports Luncheon.
By: Mark Chiarelli, Daily Collegian
In her first ever NCAA National Championship Meet, UMass diver Michaela Butler takes fourth in the 1-meter dive finals in Indianapolis. Butler is the first ever member of the UMass women's swimming & diving team to reach the National Championship Meet.
UMass diver Michaela Butler advanced to the 2013 NCAA 1-Meter Dive Finals at the National Championship Meet on Thursday, March 21 in Indianapolis. Butler placed sixth in the preliminary round to qualify for the finals.
UMass diver Michaela Butler and coach Mandy Hixon discuss the upcoming NCAA National Championship Meet after Butler qualified following last weekend's NCAA Zone Regional Meet. Butler is the first woman from the UMass swim program to qualify for the NCAA National Championship Meet.
General: First All-American in UMass Swimming and Diving history ... First Atlantic 10 Swimming and Diving All-American ... First member of the UMass women's swimming and diving team to qualify for the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships ... Posted US World Team trials qualifying scores at NCAA's ... Holds UMass records on both the one- and three-meter boards, with scores of 333.45 and 347.75, respectively.
2012-13 (RS Junior): Finished in fourth-place in the one-meter springboard event with a score of 333.45 and 14th in the three-meter springboard with a score of 326.55 at the 2013 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships (3/21-22) ... Took fourth in the three-meter dive with an overall score of 611.00 and placed third in the one-meter dive with a score of 586.80 at the NCAA Zone A Diving Meet (3/13-14) ... Placed first in the one-meter dive (274.35) and three-meter dive (314.95) at the Atlantic 10 Championships (2/20-23) ... Took home a pair of first place finishes in the one-meter dive (265.65) and three-meter dive (298.43) at Fordham (2/2) Did not compete at the Upper Valley Invitational (1/25-26) ... Finished first in both the one-meter dive (266.40) and three-meter dive (315.45) versus Bryant (1/19) ... Took first place in the three-meter dive (267.97) and one-meter dive (277.27) at Northeastern (12/1) ... At Brown (11/10), placed first in the one-meter dive (293.25) and three-meter dive (285.15) ... Came away with a couple first place finishes at Binghamton (11/3) in the three-meter dive (300.45) and one-meter dive (238.20) ... Took first in both the one-meter dive (263.25) and three-meter dive (272.92) versus Army (10/19) ... At Boston University (10/13), finished first in the three-meter dive (286.05) and one-meter dive (290.10).
2011-12 (RS Sophomore): In the NCAA Zone A Diving Championship she took eleventh in the three-meter (534.60) and twelfth in the one-meter (479.85) ... Captured gold medals in both the one-meter (260.85) and three-meter (287.00) dives at the Atlantic 10 Championship ... Finished first in the one meter dive (255.07) and three meter (260.18) against Fordham University (2/4) ... Took first in both the one-meter (254.40) and three-meter dives (276.20) at the Rhode Island Invite (1/13-14) ... Finished first in both diving events with scores of 260.25 in the three-meter and 240.07 in the one-meter against Northeastern (12/3) ... Captured first in both the one (275.62) and three-meter dives (247.43) against Binghamton (11/4-5) ... Took first in the one-meter dive (237.03) and three-meter dive (217.08) against Army (10/22)... Finished first in the 1 meter dive (229.57) and first in the 3 meter dive (246.75) at Boston University (10/15).
2010-11 (Sophomore): Sat out with an injury.
2009-10 (Freshman): Won the silver medal in the three-meter dive in her first ever A-10 Championship meet with a score of 259.75, the eighth best score in school history, while also taking fifth in the one-meter dive (224.35) (2/20) ... Finished second in the three-meter (235.73) and first in the one-meter (219.22) dive against Fordham (1/30) ... Registered a third-place finish in the one-meter dive (206.32) at Colgate (1/24) ... Grabbed second in the one-meter dive with a score of 210.67 and third in the three-meter dive (200.92) at Boston College (1/22) ... Notched second in the three-meter (225.25) and third in the one-meter (195.30) dive at the Rhode Island Invitational (1/15) ... Finished third in the one-meter dive (206.39) at Northeastern (12/5) ... Took second in the one-meter dive (202.80) against Binghamton (11/7) ... Diving in her first collegiate meet, grabbed second (184.42) in the one-meter dive against Stony Brook (10/31).
Before UMass: Competed in gymnastics and track in high school ... Was a sprinter and jumper for Dennis Yarmouth Regional, helping lead the Dolphins track team to an ACL Championship as a senior ... Spring track season MVP as a senior ... High school record-holder in 4x50 relay, 4x200 relay, and triple jump relay ... Competed in club gymnastics, winning Level 9 State Championship as a freshman and Level 9 Regional Championship as a sophomore ... Honor Roll as a junior and a senior.
Personal: Michaela Jean Butler ... Born May 29, 1991 in Falmouth, Mass. ... Daughter of John and Jean Butler ... Sister of Christopher ... Intends to major in pre-med.
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