Women's Swimming

FEATURE: UMass Diver Michaela Butler Finishes Fourth In NCAA 1-Meter Championships

Michaela Butler warming up at NCAA's.

Michaela Butler warming up at NCAA's.

March 25, 2013

Paul Bowker of the Springfield Republican wrote a nice recap of Michaela Butler's past week at the 2013 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships. Butler finished 4th on the one-meter springboard, and 14th on the three-meter springboard. She became the highest scoring athlete in Atlantic 10 history at the national meet, as well as becoming the conferences first All-American.

The following is an excerpt from the feature story. The entire article can be read HERE.

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - A look of amazement crept over the face of Michaela Butler, a junior diver at the University of Massachusetts, as she began to ponder what had just happened at the NCAA Division I Women's Swimming and Diving Championships.

Butler, just the third UMass diver or swimmer to qualify for the national championships, and the first woman to qualify in 76 years of the program's existence, placed fourth for a podium finish in the 1-meter competition Thursday.

In the 3-meter on Friday, she had the day's highest single-dive score of more than 70 and placed 14th.



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