Stearns earns gold in 200 Backstroke; Bobcats place five on All-MAC teams
2011-12: Second Team All-MAC ... CSCAA Mid-Major All-American Honorable Mention ... Had an impressive showing at the MAC Championships with five top-four finishes ... Finished second in both the 400 Freestyle Relay with a 3:20.68 and in the 800 Freestyle Relay with a 7:21.08 ... Finished third in the 200 Freestyle event with a time of 1:48.13 ... Placed fourth in both the 100 Freestyle with a 49.95 and in the 200 IM event with a 2:01.24 ... Broke the all-time Ohio record for the 200 Freestyle with a time of 1:47.55 ... Earned the second spot in the Ohio record books in the 200 IM with a 2:00.42 and the third spot in the 100 Freestyle with a 49.95 ... Her MAC performances in the relay events also earned her top-10 honors in the Ohio record book grabbing the second-place record in the 400 Freestyle Relay with a 3:20.68, close behind the all-time record by a narrow 64 hundredths of a second, and in the 800 Freestyle Relay nabbing the fourth spot with a 7:21.08.
High School: Led her high school to state titles and named All-American in 2009, 2010 and 2011 ... Named 200 Free State Champion in 2010 ... School teamnamed National Champions in 2010.
Personal: Daughter of Matthew and Lisa Michaels ... Has one sibling, Nikki ... Enjoys making ceramics, reading and climbing.