Bears qualify 14 individuals for Sunday finals competition.
2013 Academic All-Big 12 First Team
Three-time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll selection
2013: Posted career-best point total (3,549) in pentathlon at Big 12 Championships to finish 11th...Bested personal marks for 800 (2:21.11), 60 hurdles (9.13), high jump (4-11.5 [1.51m]) and long jump (17-9.75 [5.43m]) at conference meet...Took 12th in only other multi-event of indoor season at Husker Invitational with 3,376 points...Competed in three outdoor meets...Set personal-best mark in 100-hurdles with time of 14.93 at TCU Invitational to finish 10th...Took 10th in javelin at Baylor Quad Invitational with throw of 81-2 [24.75m]...Earned spot on Academic All-Big 12 first team...Named to fall and spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2012: Recorded career-best point total (4,626) en route to taking third in heptathlon in Sam Houston State Combined meet to open outdoor season...Set personal-bests 200 (25.38) and high jump (4-10.5 [1.49m)]...Nabbed 17th-place finish at Big 12 Championships with 4,594 points...Competed in two pentathlon competitions during indoor season...Took ninth at Razorback Invitational with 3,263, including career-best shot put effort of 34-7 [10.54m]...Logged 3,323 points in event to be 17th at Big 12 Indoor Championships...Named to fall Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
Prior to Baylor - Abilene Christian: Competed for ACU as redshirt freshman in 2010-11, after sitting out as redshirt in 2009-10...Helped team to second-place finish at Lonestar Conference Outdoor Championship...Placed second at conference meet in heptathlon with 4,526 points...Also helped 4x100-meter relay and 4x400-meter relay score points at league championship with fourth and eighth-place finishes.
High School: Won TAPPS state title in cross country as senior in 2008 with 13:14 for two miles...Team MVP in track and field with TAPPS state titles in 400 (59.00) as sophomore and junior and in long jump as freshman...Also state qualifier in 100 and 200...Personal bests included 57.7 in 400, 17-9.5 in long jump and 12.2 in 100...Member of National Honor Society and earned TAPPS Academic All-State honors.
Personal: Full name is Michelle Nichole Ratliff...Born Sept. 4, 1990, in Midland, Texas...Daughter of Thomas and Glyna Ratliff...Has two brothers, Derek and David, and one sister, Rebecca...Majoring in graphic design.