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Michelle Plouffe



Michelle is currently on pace to graduate this coming spring with a Bachelors of Science in Communications. Michelle has maintained her GPA above a 3.0 her entire academic career and currently sits at 3.143. Michelle has had to enroll in 15 credits or more each semester throughout her career since she hasn’t used summers semesters to pick up credits. Most of the time Michelle has been here she has spent the summers participating in camps, championships, and the Olympics with Team Canada making it necessary that she takes heavier loads academically in the fall and spring semesters. From the moment she came to this campus she was a leader in the classroom, among her team, and among her peers. Michelle always has pushed herself academically. She never settled with the classes he wanted to take and always selected classes that would challenge her intellectually. Michelle is a perfect example of what it means to be a student athlete. She is a two-time Honorable Mention Pac-12 All-Academic Team selection in 2012-13 and 2013-14 in addition to earning 2010-11 Academic all-MWC as a freshman.


Michelle has worked very hard to find herself in the position she is in. Beyond this Michelle was a key contributor and leader to the Woman’s Basketball team. Being a member of the team required much time on the court and time in the community and Michelle never shied from the chance to give back in the community. For the traditional average student this would be all too overwhelming, but she has handled all of her responsibilities with poise and maturity. Michelle’s character exemplifies loyalty, dedication, strength and determination, resilience, and steadfastness in setting and achieving her goals personally and along with her team.


Michelle has been extremely active in the Salt Lake City community by reading to children at local elementary schools near the University of Utah campus at least once a week. In addition, she has also volunteered with the Sugar House Boys and Girls Club in Salt Lake City and collaborated with the University of Utah men’s basketball team to help feed the homeless at Pioneer Park in downtown Salt Lake City.


Michelle was a 2013-14 Sporting News Preseason Honorable Mention All-American and Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American in 2012 and 2013. She is on pace to become the third player in Utah history to reach 2,000 career points and 1,000 career rebounds. She also ranked fourth in the Pac-12 last season in scoring (17.2) and was fifth in rebounding (9.4). A two-time all-Pac-12 selection, she ranks ninth all-time at Utah in career scoring (1,566), sixth in career rebounding (865) and second in career blocks (127). She ranks in the top five all-time at Utah in career defensive rebounds (651, 2nd), rebounding average (8.3, 4th), and scoring average (15.1, 5th), while ranking in the top 10 all-time at Utah in field goals attempted (1,402, 8th), three-point field goal attempts (391, 9th) and offensive rebounds (214, 10th). She holds Utah single-season records for rebounding (347), defensive rebounds (284) and field goals attempted (557) and was the 2011 Mountain West Conference Freshman of the Year and second-team all-MWC. She has spent time with the Canadian Senior Women’s National Team, playing in the 2012 London Olympics. She has 635 points in 2012-13 ranks second all-time on Utah’s single-season charts. Plouffe made 224 field goals last season to rank tied for fifth all-time in a season at Utah, while 9.4 rebounds was eighth all-time in a season. She was third in the conference in defensive rebounds (7.7), fourth in the Pac-12 in 3-point field goal percentage (.352) and was named to the 2012-13 WNIT All-Tournament Team.