Boilermakers to compete in the mile, platform diving & two relays for first time this season.
Matthews wins 1-meter diving Big Ten title; Mercer claims 3 Swimmer of the Week awards.
The Purdue swimming and diving programs accounted for 31 of our 43 spots.
Junior finishes eighth in championship final of platform diving.
Diver takes fourth in championship final of 3-meter for second year in a row.
A collection of Purdue Diving photos
Purdue hosts Big Ten Triple Duals
More photos from the home opening meet.
Michelle Cabassol 2012-2013 Photo Gallery
Purdue Women's Swimming & Diving hosts Indiana for a dual meet live on the BTN.
Favorite Coach: Adam Soldati
In Her MP3 Player: David Crowder Band
Last Concert She Attended: Keith Urban
Favorite Actor & Actress: Daniel Radcliffe & Drew Barrymore
Favorite Month of the Year: April
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Food: Brownies
Favorite Purdue Building: Purdue Memorial Union
Favorite Big City: Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Unique Travel Locale: China
Country She'd Most Like to Visit: Australia
Another Sport She Enjoys Playing: Beach Volleyball
Favorite Outdoor Activities: Volleyball & Tubing
Furry Friend: Colley, Cat
Other Hobbies/Interests: Jesus, Baking, Reading & Meeting others
2013-14: All-America (3-Meter Diving)... Honorable Mention All-America (1-Meter Diving)... NCAA Championships Qualifier... Two-Time Big Ten Diver of the Week (Oct. 29 & Jan. 14)... Academic All-Big Ten... Cabassol competed in the springboard diving events... scored in both springboard events at the NCAA Championships while qualifying for the second year in a row, helping the Boilers fifth 25th nationally... placed fourth in the championship final from the 3-meter board for her second full-fledged All-America honor... runner-up in the consolation final from the 1-meter for Honorable Mention All-America acclaim... selected as the team's co-MVP... opted to close out her career with the conclusion of the 2013-14 season after being on pace to graduate in December 2014... finished her career ranked among the Purdue all-time Top 10 from the 1-meter (324.65, 6th), 3-meter (370.65, 6th) and platforms (287.95, 10th)... won silver with Casey Matthews in synchronized 3-meter diving at the USA Diving Winter Nationals... accounted for 27 points at the Big Ten Championships by finishing fifth in the championship final of 1-meter and sixth in the championship final of 3-meter... posted her new career-best 3-meter score at NCAAs and her top 1-meter mark at Big Tens... posted seven event victories during the season to rank fifth on the team... took third from the 3-meter board at the Zone C Championships to qualify for NCAAs... Big Ten Diver of the Week winner after sweeping the springboard events at the Indiana Intercollegiates and recording two wins and a pair of second-place finishes during the Michigan-Michigan State weekend... won from the 1-meter in the dual meet with Indiana and from the 3-meter at the Big Ten Triple Duals.
2012-13: All-America (3-Meter Diving)... NCAA Championships Qualifier... CSCAA Scholar All-America... Academic All-Big Ten... Cabassol qualified for the NCAA Championships in all three diving events in her first season competing for the Boilermakers... won the 3-meter diving competition on the opening day of the Zone C Diving Championships to punch her ticket to NCAAs... placed fourth in the championship final of 3-meter diving at NCAAs to earn All-America honors and account for 15 team points... placed 20th and 22nd in the prelims of platform and 1-meter diving, respectively, at NCAAs as well... won five diving competitions throughout the year, the most among the divers... her season-best scores from the 1-meter (316.40) and 3-meter (351.75) both ranked seventh best in program history... also recorded the 10th best platform (287.95) mark in the Purdue record book... her season-best score from the 3-meter board was at Zones, 1-meter and platform at the Big Ten Championships... accounted for 28 team points by scoring in all three diving events at Big Tens, placing fifth in the championship final of 3-meter and runner-up in the consolation final of both 1-meter and platform... won the 3-meter diving competition at the Ohio State Invitational to help the Purdue women post the top team diving score... accounted for 37 team points at the Purdue Invitational by winning from the 3-meter and finishing as the runner-up for the 1-meter... won the 1-meter competition in the dual with Indiana televised live on the Big Ten Network... won the 3-meter competition at the Indiana Intercollegiates.
2011-12: Exercised an Olympic Redshirt waiver to concentrate on training for the U.S. Olympic Team Trials... competed with Kaylea Arnett in the synchronized 3-meter at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials, finishing in 11th place... did not compete at the USA Diving Winter Nationals in December due to shoulder soreness... will be a redshirt-freshman during the 2012-13 college season.
Before Purdue: Two-time 4A Texas state champion and First Team All-American as an underclassman at Montgomery High School in suburban Houston... did not compete in high school as an upperclassman after having shoulder surgery as a junior... 14-time Junior Olympic national champion... two-time silver medalist at the 2008 Junior Olympic World Championships... finished first and third at the 2009 Junior Olympic Pan American Games, and second and third at the 2007 Junior Olympic Pan American Games... competed at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials... helped her high school team finish second at state as a sophomore.
Personal: Full name is Michelle Claire Cabassol... born in Bedford, Texas... daughter of Philippe and Joelle Cabassol... family also includes older siblings Michael and Melanie... Melanie was a diver at Florida State... majoring in dietetics.