Women's Swimming

 

  Michaela Butler
Michaela Butler

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Dennisport, Mass.

High School:
Dennis Yarmouth Regional

Height:
5-3

Event:
Diving

Birthdate:
05/29/1991


07/09/2014

Atlantic 10 Announces Commissioner's Spring Honor Roll

UMass helps record-setting conference performance with 148 honorees

07/09/2014

Atlantic 10 Announces Commissioner's Spring Honor Roll

UMass helps record-setting conference performance with 148 honorees

03/20/2014

Butler An All-American Again, Finishes 5th In NCAA 1-Meter

Cape Cod native picks up second-consecutive top-5 NCAA finish on the low board

10/15/2013

Michaela Butler, UMass Defensive Unit Named UMass Athletes Of The Week

Butler breaks diving records for Minutewomen; Defense key in Miami win

07/09/2013

League Best 139 UMass Student-Athletes Named To A-10 Commissioner's Spring Honor Roll

UMass had the most student-athletes in the league attain a 3.5 GPA or higher for spring semester

03/22/2014

Michaela Butler Places 5th On 3-Meter Board At NCAA Championship

UMass senior diver Michaela Butler placed fifth in the 3-meter board finals on Friday, March 21, 2014 at the NCAA National Championships hosted by the University of Minnesota. Butler earned All-America honors in both the 1-meter and 3-meter dives in 2014 to go with her 1-meter All-America honor in 2013.

03/21/2014

UMass senior diver Michaela Butler placed 5th on Thursday night on the one-meter board at the NCAA National Swimming & Diving Championships

UMass senior diver Michaela Butler placed 5th on Thursday night on the one-meter board at the NCAA National Swimming & Diving Championships hosted by the University of Minnesota.

03/22/2013

Michaela Butler Takes 4th At the NCAA National Championships

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.

03/21/2013

Michaela Butler Advances To NCAA 1-Meter Dive Finals

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.

03/19/2013

Mandy Hixon and Michaela Butler on reaching the National Championship Meet

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.

2013 NCAA Highlight Videos:
One-Meter Championship Finals (4th-place)
One-Meter Prelims
Three-Meter Consolation Finals (14th-place)
Three-Meter Prelims

Feature Stories:

  • Michaela Butler Shines In NCAA Championships (3/27/13, Daily Collegian)
  • UMass Diver Michaela Butler Finishes Fourth In NCAA 1-Meter Championships (3/23/13, Springfield Republican)

    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.

    Career Best Times
    Event (School Record Rank) Time Date
    1 Meter - 6 Dives (1st) 333.45 3/21/2013
    3 Meter - 6 Dives (1st) 347.75 11/18/2013


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