“I am extremely excited for the opportunity to attend and swim for Northwestern next fall. During my visit, I immediately connected with the coaches and team. Coaches Abby, Jesse and Steve were so passionate about the future of the swim program – the new recruits, the new facilities for student-athletes and overall direction of the program. Northwestern’s world-class academics and proximity to Chicago will provide me amazing opportunities to learn and pursue a business career. I can’t wait to be a Wildcat!!! GO ‘CATS!!!”
St. Louis, Missouri native Melissa Melnick has verbally committed to swim for the Northwestern University Wildcats next season. Melnick is a senior at Ladue Horton Watkins High School and swims under head coach Dave McCrary at CSP Tideriders. Melnick competed in the 50 free and 100 fly at 2016 Winter Juniors West, finishing 49th and 36th, respectively, and tying her lifetime best in the latter. She also swam the 100 free and was on all five relays.
Her best times include:
- SCY 50 Free: 23.50
- SCY 100 Free: 51.64
- SCY 100 Butterfly: 55.44
- SCY 100 Back: 57.70
- LCM 50 Free: 26.95
- LCM 100 Free: 59.33
- LCM 100 Butterfly: 1:03.85
Melnick will be part of a Northwestern class of 2021 that also includes verbal commits Becky Kamau, Rachel Tseng, Sophia Schott, and Sophie Angus.
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