The Boilermakers host Miami (Ohio) for a season-opening dual meet at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center
Purdue Personal Preferences 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
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.