Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Michal Bower
Position: Diving
Height: 5'5"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Loveland, Colo.
High School: Loveland HS

2014-15: Named to the Pac-12 All-Academic Second Team…Had a season-best finish in the 3-meter at the Annual Wildcat Invitational with a second-place finish (295.10)…Took third in the 1-meter (248.55) and 3-meter (277.20) against Cal…At Pac-12 Championships, she finished 11th in the platform (221.6), 12th in the 1-meter (269.15) and 13th in the 3-meter (266.20) in the prelims…At NCAA Zone E Championships, Bower had a strong seventh-place finish in the 1-meter (576.45) qualifying for NCAAs…At NCAA Championships, she took 42nd in the prelims of the 1-meter with 250.35.  

2013-14: Was named Pac-12 Women’s Diving Newcomer of the Year…Earned a first-place finish in the 1-meter event against Stanford…Won the 3-meter competition against Cal…Had a strong second-place finish in the 1-meter competition at the Pac-12 Championships…Finished seventh in the 3-meter competition at NCAA Zones…Earned a fifth-place finish in the 3-meter event at the Pac-12 Championships.

Prep: Was named team MVP in all four years of high school…Was named all-state, all-region, all-district, all-city and all-conference in all four seasons…Was also a three-time All-American…Was a three-time AAU National Champion and a four-time state champion…Earned fifth at the Junior Olympics…Named to the Sports Women of Colorado Hall of Fame…Was the first four-time state champion in Colorado history...Was a Denver Post Athlete of the Year finalist…Named Reporter Herald Athlete of the Year

Personal: Daughter of Mark and Ann Bower…Has two sisters, Hannah and Elizabeth…Her sister Hannah is a gymnast at the University of Nebraska…Dad wrestled at Augustana College and mom ran cross-country at Augustana…plans to major in psychology