HOUSTON – University of Houston junior diver Micaela Bouter was named to the 2017 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Swimming & Diving First Team for her outstanding academic achievement this year, Diverse Magazine announced.
The Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Awards are presented to undergraduate student-athletes who have excelled in the classroom as well as in athletics. The Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars also demonstrate a commitment to community service and student leadership.
Bouter, a native of Johannesburg, South Africa, holds a 3.71 grade-point average and is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in biology with a minor in medicine and society. She is enrolled in Houston’s Honors College, active with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and volunteers at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center.
Early this month Bouter was named the American Athletic Conference Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year. A two-time American Athletic Conference individual champion, Bouter was named the Most Outstanding Diver at the 2017 American Athletic Conference Swimming and Diving Championship after leading the Cougars to the first conference title in program history.
Bouter won her second straight individual championship in three-meter diving in 2017, while she finished as the runner-up in platform diving and took fourth in one-meter diving.
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