When it came time to earn her undergraduate degree, Cameron McHugh chose the UA over Stanford, Florida and Texas A&M because of the university's swim program.
In high school, McHugh was ranked second-best swimmer in Texas and the 74th best swimmer in the country, according to collegeswimming.com. She went on to receive All-American Honors in the 800 free relay and was named a CSCAA Scholar All-America honoree.
McHugh ended her senior year in the Engineering Design Program, working with the UA Center on Aging and a team of fellow students to develop the UA Balance App. The app is designed to help older adults improve balance, posture and neuromuscular control, reducing their risk of falling and serious injury. MedPage Today named it a "Must-Have Medical App."
Now that she's done with her undergraduate degree from the Department of Biomedical Engineering, she's headed off to Stanford for her master's degree in mechanical engineering with an emphasis in product design.