Michael Bassette
Michael Bassette
Height: 6-4
Weight: 250
Year: So.
Hometown: Azusa, CA
High School: Temple City HS
Events: Throws

2016 (Track & Field)
Concluded a standout four-year CLU career with a third straight SCIAC Shot Put title…tossed a distance of 15.56m to win the event at the SCIAC Championships (Apr. 30)…also earned All-SCIAC accolades with a third place finish in the Discus after a distance of 42.10m…placed sixth in the Hammer Throw with a mark of 46.53m…qualified for his second consecutive NCAA Division III National Championship in Shot Put…placed 15th overall with a throw of 15.92m…set a personal best with a throw of 17.18m at the Occidental Invitational (May 7) to rank second all-time in CLU history…named SCIAC Male Scholar Athlete of the Year…earned USTFCCCA All-West Region honors…four-time inductee into the CLU Scholar-Athlete Society…earned SCIAC All-Academic honors...earned USTFCCAA All-Academic accolade. 

2015 (Track & Field)
Earned All-SCIAC honors after he won his second consecutive SCIAC title in the Shot Put after a personal best throw of 16.44m at the SCIAC Championships (May 1)…finished the year ranked 17th in the Nation in Division III in Shot Put…his throw of 16.44m ranks third all-time in CLU history…advanced to the NCAA Division III National Championships where he placed 18th overall with his throw of 15.10m…also competed in the Discus where he placed fourth at the SCIAC Championships with a throw of 40m…placed seventh in the Hammer Throw with a distance of 44.73m…earned USTFCCCA All-Academic recognition…named to the SCIAC All-Academic team…inducted into the CLU Scholar Athlete Society for the third time.

2014 (Track & Field)
Was crowned the SCIAC Shot Put Champion after a winning throw of 15.63, more than a full meter passed the second place finisher…also competed in the discus and hammer-throw…his conference winning throw was good for sixth best in school history…also named to SCIAC All-Academic Team…inducted into CLU Scholar Athlete Society for second time…selected to the SCIAC All-Academic Team. 

2013 (Track & Field)
Earned All-SCIAC honors in his debut season…placed third in the Shot Put at the SCIAC Championships…won the Shot Put event at the SCIAC No. 3 with a toss of 13.73 meters…was third at the SCIAC No. 2 in the same event with a throw of 13.14 meters…also took third at the SCIAC No. 1 with a mark of 13.31 meters…inducted into the CLU Scholar-Athlete Society for the first time.

2012 (Football) Season Stats
First-year team member…made collegiate debut against Occidental (Oct. 20)…inducted into the CLU Scholar-Athlete Society for the first time.

Temple City High School
Graduated in 2012…was a member of football and track and field teams for the Rams for four years…was lineman of the year in the Rio-Hondo league in 2012, also was a National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete…was a three-timE CIF qualifier…three-time second place finisher at league finals…ranked second in TCHS history in Shot Put…served as track and field team captain for three years and was a two-year coach of the throwers.

Full name: Michael Warner Bassette…born on Oct. 24, 1994 in Pasadena, Calif…parents are Jeff and Harmonie…has a brother Jeffrey…family currently resides in Azusa, Calif…has done volunteer work with Door of Hope, World Vision and through individual service projects…chose CLU for the location and good mix of athletic and academic potential…currently majoring in exercise science…career aspirations are to become a physical therapist in a hospital setting.

Movies: Forrest Gump, District 9, Get on Up, Jungle Book, The Godfather, Dead Poet's Society
Music: Radiohead, Pink Floyd, of Montreal, Neutral Milk Hotel, Bright Eyes, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, James Brown, A Tribe Called Quest, Beastie Boys, Public Enemy, Al Green, Stevie Wonder, The Clash, Fleetwood Mac, Talking Heads
Sport (Other than what you play): Ping Pong
Pro Team: Green Bay Packers
Pro Athlete: Ulf Timmermann
Book: Harry Potter Series
Number: 0
Super Hero: The Hulk
Video Games: Bioshock, Super Smash Bros. Melee
Hobbies/Special Talents: Impersonations
If you could visit anywhere, where would it be? Norway or Sweden