2000 -- At the Pac-10 last spring as a junior, Michels qualified for the Pac-10, with a season-best 17-4.50 ... Also vaulted 16-10.75 indoors ... Athletic Director's Honor Roll for 2000 winter quarter.
1999 -- UCLA's top vaulter as a sophomore, Michels could not compete at the NCAA and Pac-10 meets because of illness . . . Qualified for the NCAA Outdoor with a personal-best 17-7 (No. 9 in school history). . .That mark was No. 36 in the U. S. . . . Also qualified (17-5Hi) for the NCAA Indoor, placing 15th (16-10Ii).
1998 -- Tied for 10th at the Pac-10 in the pole vault (16-2I) ... Outdoor season-best of 16-6.
1997--Redshirted...On the Athletic Director's academic honor roll.
High School -- Four-year letterman in track at Brethren Christian HS ... In 1996, Michels was the CA State, CIF Div. IV, Arcadia and Mt. SAC pole vault champion ... Prep best was 16-5 G ... 1995 CIF Div. IV winner with a season best of 15-9 and as a sophomore, his best was 14-6.
Personal -- Physiological science major ... Born May 4, 1978.