Cougars earn academic honor with 3.75 cumulative GPA or higher
Cougars earn award with cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher from 16 sports programs
Julia Lonnegren (Diver of the Meet) and Jane Figueiredo (Diving Coach of the Year) take top honors for UH
Natasha Burgess leads UH sweep in 1-meter diving
Divers sweep the 3M and two more school records fall
» 2012-13 C-USA Academic Medal
Swam personal bests in all three events during the C-USA Championships clocking a 25.20 in the 50 free, 56.78 in the 100 back and 2:04.10 in the 200 back ... Ranks No. 6 in the 100 back and No. 8 in the 200 back in the Houston record books.
SOPHOMORE 2011-12Named Academic MVP for the Cougars second-straight year... Swam three personal bests at the Phill Hansel Classic (Nov. 17) in the 50 free (25.56), 100 (56.20) free and 50 back (27.16) ... Finished third in the consolation finals in the 100 back with personal best (57.15) and competed on Cougars 200 medley relay team.
FRESHMAN 2010-11Named Academic MVP for the Cougars ... Recorded the second-fastest time on the team in the 100 backstroke (57.77) on a relay split at the Cougar Classic (Nov. 18) ... Swam in the consolation finals at the C-USA Championships (Feb. 25) and swam the third fastest 200 backstroke time on the team (2:07.95) ... Helped 200 and 400 medley relay team to season-best times at C-USA Championships (Feb. 23 and 25) and 400 team placed second ... 200 relay team placed fifth (1:42.72) and 400 relay team earned third (3:46.74).
HIGH SCHOOLCompeted for the Knights at Lahser High School under coach Mike Rado...Served as swim captain in 2009...Was Michigan's Division 3 State Champion in 100-yard backstroke...Won second place in the 400 Medley Relay at the YMCA Nationals...Received All-American Academic and All-League Division I honors... Also excelled in lacrosse...Helped lacrosse team win Division 2 League Championship in 2008 and 2009...Also recruited by Drexel University, Dartmouth, Vanderbilt and Rice.
PERSONALFull name is Marissa Sarah Blumenthal...Born July 4, 1992, in Detroit, Mich...Daughter of Merrick and Elizabeth Blumenthal...Majoring in Pre-Pharmacy.