THIS SEASON: Michela Fossati-Bellani, a 2011 junior who is an Italian national team member, is a talented diver who can provide dual-meet scoring and solid contributions at the Pac-10 level or beyond.
2010: Fossati-Bellani, as a 2010 sophomore, was a two-time Pac-10 finalist, taking sixth on 3-meter (307.10) and seventh on platform (229.40). She was 16th on 1-meter (209.95) ... She also competed at the 2010 Zone E Championships ... She earned Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention honors.
2009: As a 2009 freshman, Fossati-Bellani earned a spot in the 2009 Zone E Championships, where she was 12th on 1-meter (467.90) and 15th on 3-meter (497.15) ... At the 2009 Pac-10 Championships, she was ninth on 3-meter (250.65), 10th on 1-meter (242.95) and 11th on platform (193.80).
HIGH SCHOOL: Fossati-Bellani prepped at Palo Alto (Calif.) High, where she where was a two-time prep All-American as a junior and senior and a two-time CIF Central Coast Section diving champion ... She was a Junior Olympic Italian and National Italian team member and a four-time Italian national champion ... She has competed extensively internationally, finishing fifth at both the 2007 and 2008 Junior European Championships. She also competed at the 2004 and 2006 Junior World Championships and qualified for the 2008 Junior Worlds.
CLUB: Stanford Dive Club.
PERSONAL: She was born on July 3, 1990 and is majoring in public relations ... She won the Presidential award as a freshman in high school and was an Honor Student throughout high school.