Michael McDowell Michael McDowell


Rush, NY
Rush Henrietta

1-meter diving
3-meter diving
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2008-2009: Earned season-high scores on the one meter (338.54- vs. St. Bonaventure) and three-meter (378.83- vs. Ball State) boards. Finished second in the platform event with a ten-dive total of 600.20 at the NCAA Zone A meet, qualifying him for the NCAA meet for the second consecutive year. Named to the Academic All-MAC team, owning a 3.66 GPA. Also named to the All-MAC First Team at the conclusion of the MAC Championship meet.

2007-2008: Bettered his own school records in the one-(344.79) and three-meter (382.65) events during dual meets against Binghamton and Niagara, respectively. Placed third on the one-meter (284.10) and fifth on the three-meter (307.15) at MAC Championships. Was fifth at the NCAA Zone Diving Championships qualifying him for NCAA’s. Named MAC swimmer/diver of the week three times (10/24, 12/4, 1/15). Also named to the 2nd MAC-all team and MAC All-academic team, maintaining a 3.58 GPA.

2006-2007: Named teamís Top Newcomer. Set the UB one-meter (323.77) and three-meter (338.80) diving records. Earned All-MAC Second Team honors at the league meet following his second-place finishes on both boards. Competed at the NCAA Zone Diving Championships, finishing second of four entrants on the 10-meter platform and reaching the finals in the one and three-meter springboard competitions.

High School: Lettered four times for coach Erika McDonough at Rush Henrietta High School. Earned All-American status in his senior season. Set multiple records for six and 11 dive programs. Also participated for four years with the Blue Fins Diving program coached by Carolyn Carlton.

Personal: Born November 4, 1987. Son of Robert and Melanie McDowell. Has three sisters (Danielle, Ariel, Abby). Favorite athlete is Brett Favre. Majoring in mathematics.

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