Michelle Atherley’s reign on the track continues to grow as the graduate student punched her ticket for the fifth time in her career to the NCAA Track and Field Championships. In her first heptathlon event of the season, Atherley not only broke her previous Miami record, but posted the third-best score in the NCAA and secured her spot at Nationals. She most recently helped the Miami 4×400 relay qualify for the outdoor championships and boasts countless top five marks and times in Miami history. She founded Miami’s Black Student-Athlete Alliance Organization and helped create the Black Male Student-Athlete Engagement & Empowerment program. She currently posts a 3.85 GPA while earning dual master’s in International Administration and Public Administration. Not only is she a three-time ACC Honor Roll member, but also the 2019 ACC Track and Field Scholar Athlete of the Year.