The 2011-12 swimming and diving team wrapped up the season with a banquet honoring the season, seniors and school records.
For the fourth year in a row, the Bulldogs have had over 20 student-athletes earn winter academic all-WAC honors.
Sophomore Hannah Prigge was the first Bulldog to win a final event at the WAC Championships and she did it in the Platform dive Saturday evening.
The Fresno State swimming and diving team won its first meet in the Fresno State Aquatics Center.
Last Updated: May 24, 2013
Fresno State: 2012-13 (Junior): Named to the 2013 Spring Academic All-Mountain West team ... as a junior Melnikov competed in every freestyle event for the Bulldogs ... in the 50 free she had a season best 25.51 and in the 100 free her season best was a 53.40 at the Phill Hansel Invite ... her season best in the 200 free was 1:55.14 and in the 500 free was 5:08.55 both coming at the Phill Hansel Invite as well ... in the 1000 free Melnikov recorded the second fastest Bulldog time of 10:46.88 at the final home meet against UC Davis.
Fresno State: 2011-12 (Sophomore): Competed in every freestyle event for the Bulldogs ... recorded the second fastest team time in the 1000 Freestyle (10:27.12) at the WAC Championships... recorded the second fast team time in the 1650 (17:17.75) also at the WAC Championships, finishing 10th ... recorded a season best time in the 500 Freestyle (5:02.31) and 200 Freestyle (1:53.64) at the WAC Championships ... clocked a 50 Freestyle season best time of 25.71agaisnt San Jose State and a 100 Freestyle season best time of 57.35 against UC Davis ... voted Most Improved Swimmer for the 2011-12 season.
2010-11 (Freshman): An all-around freestyle competitor for the Bulldogs...one of the top 200-yard freestyle swimmers...swam a career-best at WAC Championships with a time of 1:55.63...fastest time in the 1000-yard freestyle with a time of 10:44.86 at CSUB Quad... had a fifth place finish as the 'Dogs topped UC San Diego and CSUB...at the Arena Invitational clocked a 5:13.85 in the 500-yard freestyle.
Rocklin HS: Was a four year varsity letterwinner in swimming...named captain junior and senior year...holds the school record in the 200 medley relay...earned all-American honors in the 200 medley relay and the 200 free relay.
Personal: Born November 10, 1992...parents are Paul and Kathy Melnikov...hobbies include relaxing, traveling, reading, swimming and shopping...lists her favorite athlete as Michael Phelps because he does the impossible...chose Fresno State because she loved the team and how big the sports are at the university.