Two-time Olympian, American Record Holder, 7-time USA Champion, 2015 World Championship Bronze Medalist, Ranked number 1 in the USA, and number 3 in the WORLD, Michelle Carter, has excelled at the national and international level of track and field for more than a decade. Michelle was also a stellar athlete in high school who won four back to back 4A track and field championships in the shot put and discus, garnering the state record in discus. Daughter of shot putter, 1984 Olympic Silver Medalist and San Francisco 49ers nose guard, Michael Carter, Michelle the former national girls’ prep record-holder in the shot put at 16.73m/54-10.75. Her father, Michael, is still the standing national boys’ prep record of 81-3.5, set in 1979. Michael and Michelle Carter are the only father-daughter duo of their kind. 

Raised in Texas, Michelle Carter received a full track scholarship to The University of Texas, where she graduated in 2007 with a degree in Youth and Communities Studies, and a minor in Kinesiology.  Making a name for herself, she has been featured in Essence Magazine, Dallas Morning News, ESPN, Network, ESPN The Magazine, NBC, The Sacramento Bee, Track and Field News in addition to many others. Michelle Carter is also a certified Professional Makeup Artist with a passion for beauty. Michelle uniquely blends her passion for throwing and beauty, forming the name “ShotDiva”.

Michelle is the founder of You Throw Girl Sports Confidence Camp, a sports camp that focuses on the complete female athlete through confidence building and athletic empowerment. As owner of Shot Diva’s Makeup, one of her favorite quotes is “When you look good…you feel good and you will do good”.  She’s a firm believer in bringing beauty on the inside, out.

Michelle has a passion for encouraging others to become all that they can be, to think outside the box, and surpass limitations. As one of her favorite scriptures, Philippians 4:13, states, “I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me.”

Knowing where her strength comes from she is ready to face all obstacles that come her way.


Name: Michelle Carter

DOB: October 12

Born in: San Jose, California

Raised in: Ovilla, Texas

Height: 5’9

Weight: 260 

Event: Shot put

College: The University of Texas class of 2007

Degree: Youth and Community Studies with a Minor in Kinesiology

High school: Red Oak High school call of 2003

Jr. High: Red Oak Jr. High

Elementary: Fellowship Christian Academy

Summer Track Teams: DeSoto Road Runners and Texas Throwbacks

Favorite Ice cream: Homemade Vanilla by Blue Bell

Favorite Color: Purple

Favorite Food: Mexican food


Throwing since: 1997

Number of National Teams: 14

2001 World Youth Championships (2nd)

2003 Junior Pan American Games (1st)

2004 World Junior Championships (1st)

2008 Olympic Games Beijing (15th)

2009 World Championships (6th)

2010 Indoor World Championships (12th)

2011 World Championships (9th)

                     Pan American Games (3rd)

2012 Indoor World Championships (3rd)

                   Olympic Games London (5th)

2013 World Outdoors (4th)

2014 Indoor World Championship (5th)

                   Continental Cup (2nd)

2015 World Chammpionship Bronze Medalist (3rd)


AKA: ShotDiva