Michaela Sceli
Michaela Sceli
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
LaSalle, Ontario, Canada

High School:
St. Thomas of Villanova

Last College:
Southern Illinois

Height:
5-9

Event:
Breaststroke

Experience:
2L

2006-07 (Junior):Broke her own school records in the 100-yard and 200-yard breaststroke with 1:04.55 and 2:20.71 respectively ... Reached the finals of both the 100-yard and 200-yard breastrokes, taking home a pair of top-10 finishes` ... Was part of the 200-yard medley relay team that finished first-place against Xavier ... Took first-place in the 100 and 200-yard breaststroke events against Ohio.

2005-06 (Sophomore): Made an immediate impact in her first season with the Herd...Broke the school record in the 200-yard breaststroke in her debut at Radford (2:26.11), finishing first in the event...Followed with a first-place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke at Virginia Tech (1:08.30)...A week later, she broke her own record in the 200-yard event, finishing more than five seconds ahead of the competition...Captured the school record in the 100-yard breaststroke at the Miami Invitational with a time of 1:07.04 in the prelims...Shattered the school record in both the 100- and 200-yard breaststroke...Bested the school mark in the 100-yard event by more than a second, clocking in a 1:06.00 at the C-USA Championships...She holds four of the top five best performances in school history...Finished sixth in the 100-yard finals, falling three one-hundredths of a second short of her school-record pace...She also set the school record in the 200-yard event at the C-USA Championships with a time of 2:23.95...Fell one one-hundredth of a second shot of tying the school mark in the prelims, but later shattered the record in the finals...Finished seventh in the 200-yard finals at C-USA Championships...She holds seven of the top 10 best performances as well as the top five best times in school history in the 200-yard breaststroke...Member of 400-yard medley relay team that finished first against Akron with a season-best time of 3:56.46. 2004-05: Did not participate.

2004-05: Did not participate.

Pre-Marshall: Lettered one year for head coach Jeff Goelz at Southern Illinois University, in 2003-04...Recorded a team-best 1:04.42 in the 100-yard breaststroke at the MVC Championships...Had a second-best time of 2:20.64 in the 200-yard breaststroke at Northwestern...Helped record three of the team's five-best times in the 400-yard medley relay and four of the team's five-best times in the 200-yard medley relay...Named to the All-MVC Team, while winning the 200-yard breast (1:03.12) and 200-yard medley relay...Finished second in the 200-yard breast at the MVC Championships...Holds school and MVC record in 100-yard breast and school record in 200-yard medley.

High School: Was a four-year letterwinner at St. Thomas of Villanova Secondary School...Named high school MVP during her junior and senior seasons...Won the All-Ontario Championship in the 100-yard breaststroke and 200-yard medley relay.

Club: Participated on the Windsor Essex Swim Team and the Region of Waterloo Swim Club...Named Swimmer of the Year in 2003 on the Windsor Essex Swim Team...Was a national qualifier in the 50-, 100- and 200-yard breaststroke...Was a World Championship Trials qualifier in 2003 and 2005...Also an Olympic Trials qualifier in 2004...Trained during the 2004-05 season with Region of Waterloo Swim Club at the KW National Swim Center in Waterloo under coach Dean Boles with members of the Canadian Olympic and Canadian National Teams.

Personal: Full name is Michaela Christine Sceli...Born on November 5, 1985, in LaSalle, Ontario...Daughter of Dan and Cathy Sceli...Father played hockey for the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL)...Has a younger brother, Brett (18)...Majoring in modern languages with an emphasis in French with a minor in international affairs.