Melissa VanderMeulen
Melissa  VanderMeulen

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Holland, Mich.

High School:
Holland

Height:
5-9

Event:
Breast/Free

Intended Major:
Health Science


06/29/2017

OAKLAND STUDENT-ATHLETES EARN SPRING 2017 HORIZON LEAGUE ACADEMIC HONOR ROLL DISTINCTION

For the eighth consecutive semester, Oakland led the Horizon League with 146 student-athletes meeting Honor Roll criteria

06/22/2017

OAKLAND SWIMMING AND DIVING 2016-17 REVIEW

The men’s team won their 39th straight league title, 23 consecutive for women

05/23/2017

GOLDEN GRIZZLIES EXCEL IN CLASSROOM

Oakland student-athletes posted a cumulative GPA of 3.30.

03/02/2017

OAKLAND LANDS SEVEN ON ACADEMIC ALL-LEAGUE TEAMS

Two men and five women earned honors for men's and women's swimming and diving

02/26/2017

OAKLAND CONTINUES STREAK WITH ANOTHER HORIZON LEAGUE TITLE

The men have now won 39 straight titles, 23 consecutive for women

02/25/2017

Oakland at Horizon League Championships - Day 3

Oakland at Horizon League Championships - Day 3

03/24/2016

Oakland participates in March Reading Month

Student athletes read to local elementary students to promote National Reading Month.

02/28/2015

2015 Horizon League Swimming & Diving Championships - Day Four

2015 Horizon League Swimming & Diving Championships - Day Four

11/01/2014

Oakland swimming and diving vs. Wayne State

The Oakland swimming and diving team hosted Wayne State Saturday, Nov. 1.

11/15/2013

Oakland vs. Wayne State, 11/15/13

The Oakland swimming and diving team hosted Wayne State Friday, Nov. 15 at the OU Aquatic Center.


2016-17:
Placed fourth in the 200 breaststroke (2:17.09), fifth in the 100 breaststroke (1:03.04) and 13th in the 50 free (23.97) at Horizon League Championships
All three of her times at league championships ranked in the top-five on the team

2015-16:
▪ Member of the champion 200 freestyle relay that set a pool and school record at Horizon League Championships with a time of 1:31.59
▪ Placed third in the 200 breaststroke (2:15.62) and fourth in the 100 breaststroke (1:03.19) at Horizon League Championships
▪ Placed 10th in the 50 freestyle (23.74) at Horizon League Championships
▪ Recorded three career best times in the 50 and 100 freestyle (53.77) as well as the 200 breaststroke.

▪ Moved up to fifth all-time in program history in the 200 breaststroke

2014-15:
▪ Swam 50 free, 100 breaststroke and 200 breaststroke at 2015 Horizon League Championship
▪ Finished fourth in 200 breast (2:18.00); that time moved her up to seventh in Oakland history
▪ Placed fourth in 100 breast (1:03.26)
▪ Touched 11th in 50 free (23.99)

2013-14:
▪ Placed third in 100 breaststroke at 2014 Horizon League Championship; her time of 1:02.96 ranks third in team history
▪ Also swam 200 breast at HLs, placing fifth overall and posting a time of 2:19.39 that was eighth in Oakland records
▪ Part of Oakland's 200 medley relay team that finished second at HLs and posted the second-best time in Oakland history
▪ Part of Oakland's 200 free relay team that finished third at HLs and tied the third-best time in program history
▪ Swam the 50 free at HLs, finishing 16th

ACADEMIC HONORS
 College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America Scholar All-American (2015-16)
▪ Horizon League Winter Academic All-League selection (2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17)
▪ Horizon League Academic Honor Roll (Fall 2014)
▪ Horizon League Academic Honor Roll (Spring 2015)
▪ Horizon League Academic Honor Roll (Fall 2015)
▪ Horizon League Academic Honor Roll (Spring 2016)
▪ Horizon League Academic Honor Roll (Fall 2016)

HIGH SCHOOL
▪ Was a four-year letter winner and one-year captain in swimming at Holland High School while also swimming for Michigan Lakeshore Aquatics

▪ Was the breaststroke swimmer for Michigan Lakeshore Aquatics' 2011 200 Medley Relay team that captured the USA Speedo Short Course Junior National Championship with a junior national record of 3:41.67
▪ Twice advanced to MHSAA D2 State Championship, where she garnered All-American honors
▪ Three-time All-State selection for the 100 breaststroke and 200 medley relay
▪ Holds the Holland High School record in the 100 breaststroke
▪ Also was a three-year letter winner in tennis
▪ Academically, was a National Honor Society member and was a four-year member of the honor roll

Personal
Full Name: Melissa Jane VanderMeulen
Parents: Rick and Connie VanderMeulen
Sibling: Abigail

Top Three Reasons for Choosing Oakland
▪ Swim team is friendly and I fit in well
▪ Oakland University's Health program
▪ Beautiful campus

VanderMeulen Personal Bests
Event 2016-17 Top Time Career Top Time
50 Free 23.97
2017 HL Championship
2/22/17
23.74
2016 HL Championship
2/24/16
100 Free -- 53.77
Michigan State
1/23/16

100 Breast

1:03.04
2017 HL Championship
2/22/17
1:02.96*
2014 HL Championship
2/28/14
* 100 Breast time is 4th in Oakland history

200 Breast

2:17.09
2017 HL Championship
2/22/17
2:15.62*
2016 HL Championship
2/24/16
* 200 Breast time is 5th in Oakland history

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