Statement from UH President Evan S. Dobelle on Tragic Loss of UH Swim Team Member

University of Hawaiʻi
Posted: Mar 5, 2003

It is with great sadness and regret that the entire University of Hawai'i family mourns the tragic death of Mike Sheldt. I knew Mike well and he was a promising young athlete and scholar — his loss is personally devastating to me and I am struggling to make sense of a situation that has no explanation. I would like to extend my deepest condolences to his family, friends, fellow students and teammates."

"A UH freshman, Mike excelled in the pool as well as the classroom. He was a state champion swimmer, member of the National Honor Society and a Scholastic All American. Mike came from Charlotte, North Carolina to attend UH. His spirit, dedication and enthusiasm will be cherished by all who know him."