Marissa Blumenthal

    Hometown:
    Bloomfield, Mich.

    High School:
    Lahser High School

    Height:
    5-5

    Event:
    Back/Fly

    Birthdate:
    07/04/1992

    Experience:
    3L

    Marissa Blumenthal

    04/12/2013

    Fifteen Student-Athletes Receive Conference USA Academic Medal

    Cougars earn academic honor with 3.75 cumulative GPA or higher

    04/11/2013

    More than 160 Student-Athletes Named to C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll

    Cougars earn award with cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher from 16 sports programs

    02/24/2013

    Swimming and Diving Take Runner Up Finish at C-USA Championships

    Julia Lonnegren (Diver of the Meet) and Jane Figueiredo (Diving Coach of the Year) take top honors for UH

    02/23/2013

    Houston Stands in First Place Heading into Final Day

    Natasha Burgess leads UH sweep in 1-meter diving

    02/21/2013

    Cougars Close Day 2 of C-USA Championships in First Place

    Divers sweep the 3M and two more school records fall

    » 2012-13 C-USA Academic Medal
    » 2012-13 Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
    » 2010-11 Conference USA Academic Medal
    » 2010-11 Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
    » 2011-12 Conference USA Academic Medal
    » 2011-12 Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll

    JUNIOR 2012-13

    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 2011-12
    Named 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 2010-11
    Named 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 SCHOOL
    Competed 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.

    PERSONAL
    Full name is Marissa Sarah Blumenthal...Born July 4, 1992, in Detroit, Mich...Daughter of Merrick and Elizabeth Blumenthal...Majoring in Pre-Pharmacy.

    Marissa Blumenthal Personal Best Times
    Event Time Date
    50 Free 25.20 2/21/13
    100 Free 56.20 11/17/11
    100 Back 56.78 2/22/13
    200 Back 2:04.10 2/23/13
    100 Fly 59.11 2/26/11

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