Michelle has competed in professional athletic events for triathlon, tennis, running and basketball. Michelle began her quest to master several athletic achievements in high school where she earned a record 12 varsity letters for basketball, tennis, track and swimming. She earned a full athletic scholarship in basketball to UCLA and later transferred to Vanderbilt University. Michelle excelled not only on the nationally ranked basketball and tennis teams, but also in the classrooms. Her gpa was 3.99 in the highly competitive fields of Biomedical Engineering and Electrical Engineering. She received a double major and in May, 1997 was awarded the Founder's Medal, given to the graduating senior with the highest gpa at Vanderbilt.
After competing in the Inagural WNBA draft camp, Michelle decided to attend graduate school. She completed a master degree in Bioengineering at U.C. San Diego, the second ranked bioengineering department in the nation, while competing nationally in triathlons where she became USTS National Triathlon Champion. In 2001, Michelle traveled to play professional basketball in Italy and competed in Italian National Triathlons in the summer. After two seasons, she returned to UCSD to complete a Ph.D. in Bioengineering.
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