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Melissa Bates
Position: Breaststroke/Freestyle/IM
Other Position: Breaststroke/Free/IM
Height: 5'11"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Tustin, Calif.
High School: Mater Dei HS
Experience: 3 Letters

NATIONAL SUCCESS

  • Placed 15th in the 50-meter breaststroke at the 2013 U.S. National Championships with a time of 32.64

CALIFORNIA SUCCESS

  • Entered the 2013-14 season ranked seventh on Cal’s all-time lists in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:01.06) and 200-yard breaststroke (2:13.80)
  • At the 2013 Pac-12 Championships, placed 10th in the 100 breast (1:01.34), 21st in the 200 breast (2:16.36) and 21st in the 200 IM (2:01.80)
  • Member of the winning 200-yard medley relay at the 2012 Pac-12 Championships (1:36.77). Also took 11th in the 100 breast in 1:02.07
  • As a freshman in 2011, finished sixth in the 100 breast at the Pac-12 meet in 1:01.06 (then-No. 6 in Cal history). Also finished 11th in the 100 breast (2:13.80) and 14th in the 200 IM 2:00.16)

2008 U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS

  • Swam in the 100- and 200-meter breaststroke at the 2008 Trials

HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB SUCCESS

  • Named the 2010 Mater Dei HS Female Athlete of the Year and four-time Trinity League Swimmer of the Year
  • Team MVP in 2008, 2009 and 2010
  • School record holder in the 200-yard IM, 50 free, 100 free, 100 breast, 200 medley relay, 20 -free relay and 400 free relay
  • Also swam for the OC Waves
  • Member of the 2008-09 U.S. Junior National Team

PERSONAL

  • American studies major.
  • Born on July, 24, 1992, in Orange County, Calif.
  • Also a competitive horse rider
Cal Bears Women's Swimming & Diving