Michelle  Cefal

Michelle Cefal


Portland, Ore.

High School:
Westview High School


2015-16 - JUNIOR


  • Best finish came in the 200 butterfly, where she took 12th overall in 1:58.36
  • Took 22nd in the 100 butterfly (53.94), one of four Tennessee swimmers to score in the race
  • Placed 60th in the 200 IM (2:04.67)

2014-15 - SOPHOMORE


  • Opened the season by placing fifth in the 200 Fly at UNCW in 2:14.28
  • Made a pair of finals at the 2014 Nike Cup at UNC in the 100 and 200 Fly (finished fourth in the B final of the 200 Fly in 2:01.92
  • Swam a 53.43 100 Free split at Texas A&M to help her relay team finish in second place
  • Swam the 100 Back for the first time this season at LSU, where she finished in 58.56
  • Finished the 100 Fly in third place at Florida (54.55)
  • Swam a season-high 1:59.08 in the 200 Fly, swimming below two minutes for the first time in a race win at UF


  • Finished the 100 Fly prelims in 29th place in a career-best 53.92
  • Finished the 200 Fly prelims in 32nd place in 2:00.71
  • Swam a career-best 58.56 in the 100 Freestyle prelims en route to a 56th place finish
  • Completed a 200 Fly time trial in 2:03.32

2013-14 - FRESHMAN


  • Competed in all five of Tennessee's meets during the fall semester, focusing primarily on the 100 and 200 butterfly
  • Recorded three top-three finishes in the 100 butterfly during the fall, clocking a UT career best of 56.01 against Indiana and Kentucky
  • Saved her best fall 200 fly time for last, swimming in 2:02.62 at the Georgia Tech Invitational to round out the semester
  • Competed in the AT&T Winter National Championships, setting two career bests. Swam her first NCAA B-cut time in the 100 butterfly, finishing 19th in 53.95. Also swam first collegiate 200 fly under two minutes in 1:59.72.
  • Placed 3rd in 200 butterfly against Missouri and Virginia Tech, posting a time of 2:06.20
  • Competed in 100 butterfly (56.83) and 200 butterfly (2:01.87) against Georgia, placing 6th in both events


  • In her first SEC tournament race, Cefal swam a 2:00.68 in the 200-yard Butterfly C Final, good for seventh place


  • Ranked 21st nationally and the top swimmer out of the state of Oregon by collegeswimming.com
  • Competed at the 2012 US Olympic Swimming Trials, finishing 29th in the 200 butterfly
  • Named to the 2012-13 USA Swimming Junior National Team
  • Swept the 100-meter (59.31) and 200-meter (2:10.35) butterfly titles at the 2012 Summer Junior Nationals
  • Named to the junior national team to compete in the FINA World Cup Series
  • Named the 2012 Oregon female swimmer of the year
  • Competed on the club level as part of the Tualatin Hills Swim Club


  • Birthday: October 1, 1995
  • Recipient of the Georgia Willi Roussin and Robert W. Roussin Scholarship Endowment



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