Melissa Church
Melissa  Church

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Aliso Viejo, Calif.

High School:
Aliso Niguel HS

Last College:
Saddleback JC

Height:
5-4

Event:
Free, Fly

Experience:
2V

SAN DIEGO STATE 2009-10
Competed in the freestyle, butterfly and breaststroke during the season ... Finished second in the 50 free and third in the 100 free at the dual meet against Cal State Bakersfield ... Member of the 400 freestyle relay team that captured fourth place overall in the quad meet against TCU, San Diego, UC San Diego and Idaho on Dec. 5 ... Best time of 25.02 in the 50 free came during the double dual meet vs. UNLV and Oregon State on Dec. 19 ... Also swam in the 20 medley relay on three occasions during the season.

SAN DIEGO STATE 2008-09
Swam the 50 and 100 free races during the season with her best finishes coming in the dual meet against Utah when she took third and fifth respectively ... Set her season best in both races at that meet ... Member of the 200 free relay that turned in SDSU's second-best time of the season with a first-place finish against CSU Bakersfield ... Also swam for the first-place 200 medley relay team at that meet ... Her 400 medley relay quartet had the third-fastest time of the year for the Aztecs ... Was involved in the 400 free and 200 medley events during the season as well.

JUNIOR COLLEGE
Competed one year at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, Calif. ... Led the Gauchos to a third-place showing at the 2008 Orange Empire Conference championships ... Captured the 50 butterfly, while finishing second in the 100 fly ... Was also a member of the 200 medley relay squad that took top honors ... Made three appearances in individual finals (50 fly, 100 fly and 100 individual medley) at the California Community College State Championships ... Also a part of three relay squads that posted top 10 finishes, including a third-place performance in the 200 medley relay.

HIGH SCHOOL
Won four letters in swimming at Aliso Niguel High School ... Earned the Wolverine's most improved award ... Also a recipient of the coach's award.

PERSONAL
Melissa Church was born April 25, 1988, in Long Beach, Calif. ... Daughter of Eileen and Richard Church ... Lists Ian Thorpe as her favorite athlete ... Enjoys shopping, hanging out with friends and going to the beach ... Majoring in business administration at San Diego State looking forward to a career in human resources.

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