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    Melissa Postoll
    Melissa Postoll

    Class:
    Sophomore

    Hometown:
    Acworth, Ga.

    High School:
    Kennesaw Mountain

    Height:
    6-0

    Event:
    Back/Free



    10/17/2014

    Northwestern Depth on Show in 160-140 Opening Win Over Illinois

    Wildcats build large early lead and do well to thwart a late Illini comeback attempt

    02/16/2014

    `Cats Rested and Primed for Big Ten Championships

    Northwestern heads to Minnesota Feb. 19-22

    11/15/2013

    Badgers Thwart Wildcats Comeback Surge, 162-136

    Northwestern pulls to within seven points late courtesy of a dominant 500 freestyle

    2013-14: Ranked on NU's top times in three categories, 100 back, 200 back and 200 IM....Competed at US Winter National Championships in Greensboro, N.C. from Dec. 4-6...Finished No. 42 at 200 back in US Winter National Championships, No. 68 in 100 back, No. 50 at 200 IM and anchored 4x50 medley team, helping NU reach B final after finishing No. 11 in prelims and No. 13 in finals...Competed in 200 IM, 100 back and 200 back at Big Ten Championships, finishing No. 50 in 200 IM, No. 52 in 100 back and No. 33 in 200 back...Reached finals at TYR Invite in 200 IM, 200 free, 100 back, 200 back and 50 back...Made college debut vs. Illinois/Eastern Michigan (10/18), finishing No. 3 in 100 back and No. 2 in 200 back...Finished No. 3 in 200 back vs. WKU (10/25)...Finished No. 2 in 200 back vs. Wisconsin (11/15)...Swam in 200 back at Shamrock Invite (1/31).

    High School: Olympic Trials and Junior Nationals qualifier ... Ranked as the No. 8 recruit in the state of Georgia by Collegeswimming.com ... All-state honoree in 2012 as a junior after winning the 4x100 free relay state championship in school-record fashion ... Also holds the 100 free and 100 back school records ... Team placed fifth in the state and third in the county in 2012 ... Team MVP in all years of high school while also earning all-country recognition in 2010-11 ... Swam club for Stingrays Swimming starting in 2000 ... Team took 10th at Junior Nationals and first in the Georgia Long Course State meet ... Scholastic All-American ... National Honor Society and Beta Club vice president.

    Personal: Born Melissa Ann Postoll ... Daughter of David and Patricia Postoll ... Chose Northwestern over Harvard, Georgia Tech and Pennsylvania ... Plans to pursue pre-medicine studies.

    POSTOLL'S CAREER BESTS

    Event Career Best
    50 freestyle 24.65
    200 freestyle 1:52.79
    50 backstroke 26.94
    100 backstroke 56.60
    200 backstroke 2:00.29
    200 IM 2:05.47