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Michele Mitchell

Michele Mitchell

Michele Mitchell
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Intro Diver
Is Diver
From United States of America
Type Sports
Gender female
Birth 10 January 1962, Phoenix, USA
Age 59 years
Star sign Capricorn
Spouse: José Luis Rocha
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Michele Anne Mitchell (born January 10, 1962 in Phoenix, Arizona) is a former diver from the United States. She is a two-time Olympic medalist on the 10-meter platform, winning silver in 1984 and 1988. In 1988 she was inducted into the University of Arizona Athletic Hall of Fame and the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 1995. Formerly the longtime diving coach at UA, she is the director of operations for the swimming and diving teams.

A four-time All-American at Arizona, Mitchell's accomplishments also include 1986 Sullivan Award nominee, 1989 Lawrence J. Johnson Award, 2009 Phil Boggs Award, nine-time U.S. national champion, 1985 World FINA Cup champion, 1987 Pan American Games champion, four-time U.S. Olympic Committee Athlete of the Year honoree, and American record holder for platform diving, 479.40 points for an eight-dive list.

Mitchell is also the most decorated diver in Arizona history. She serves the sport today by holding notable roles in the collegiate and world diving communities, including Chair, NCAA Swimming and Diving Rules Committee, and Chair, USA Diving, Committee for Competitive Excellence and Head Diving Coach, University of Arizona.

Mitchell has also shared her knowledge of the sport through television. Her television resume includes the 1992 Olympic Trials and Games, the 1994 and 1995 NCAA Women's Championships, and the 1993 World University Games. During the summer of 1996, she anchored the in-stadium radio broadcasts for diving at the Olympic Games in Atlanta and was the bungee jump analyst for the ESPN X-Games.


Mitchell earned a bachelor's degree in English in 1983, with a minor in athletic coaching and secondary education. She received her master's degree in sports administration in December 2000 and a doctorate in education psychology in May 2007, all from the University of Arizona.

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