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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
CAL SUCCESS
• Was a member of the winning 200-yard medley relay at the 2012 Pac-12 Championships, with a time of 1:36.77.
• Placed 11th in the 100-yard breaststroke at the 2012 Pac-12 Championships with a time of 1:02.07.
• Carved a place for herself in the Cal record books by posting a time of 1:01.06 to take sixth place in the 100-yard breaststroke at the 2011 Pac-10 Championships; that time ranked her sixth fastest in school history.
• Also placed 11th in the 200 breaststroke at 2011 Pac-10s with a time of 2:13.80, which ranked her eighth in school history.
• Posted a 14th-place finish in the 200-yard individual medley (2:00.16) at the 2011 conference meet.

HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB SUCCESS
• Named the 2010 Mater Dei HS Female Athlete of the Year... four-time Trinity League Swimmer of the Year.
• Team MVP in 2008, 2009 and 2010.
• School record holder in the 200-yard individual medley, 50 freestyle, 100 free, 100 breaststroke, 200-medley relay, 200-free relay and 400-free relay.
• Also swims for the OC Waves.
• Member of the 2008-09 U.S. junior national team.

2008 U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS
• Swam in the 100- and 200-meter breaststrokes.

PERSONAL
• Undeclared major; intended business major.
• Born on July, 24, 1992, in Orange County, Calif.
• Also a competitive horse rider.

Cal Bears Women's Swimming & Diving