U of U Research

This page features profiles of scientists at the University of Utah who were once collegiate athletes or who currently compete as athletes at a different level. It also features student athletes at the University of Utah who are currently studying a science related field. The profiles each include a biography, an explanation of the individual’s research/field of study, the sport in which they compete or competed, and the science behind their sport. Click on their name to learn more.

Athlete Scientists

Scientist Athletes

UTAH MEN'S TENNIS Ben Tasevac Ben Tasevac
Sport: Tennis

Science: BiologyBen Tasevac is a biology major. He also is a member of the University of Utah men’s tennis team...

dave kieda Dave Kieda
Science: Physics & Astronomy
Sport: Track and Field: Hammer ThrowDave Kieda is a Professor of Physics and Astronomy and Dean of the Graduate School…
University of Utah Swimming vs. UNLV

Danielle Caldwell
Sport: Swimming
Science: Biology

Danielle Caldwell is a biology major from Phoenix, Arizona. She plans to be a physician’s assistant when she graduates… 

image002Eugene Mishchenko
Science: Physics & Astronomy
Sport: Pistol MarksmanshipI think I have always been fascinated with marksmanship… The skill of concentration becomes as important as the technical prowess…  
Parker TylerParker Tyler
Sport: Skiing
Science: Biomedical EngineeringMy name is Parker Tyler and I am a biomedical engineering student on the University of Utah’s ski team…  
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George Cassiday 
Science: Physics & Astronomy
Sport: Triathalons

Ever since I can remember, I’ve been interested in both science and athletics…


If you are interested in being featured as an Athlete Scientist or Scientist Athlete, contact Sports ‘n Science at outreach@csme.utah.edu.