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  Melanie Klaren
Melanie Klaren

Player Profile
Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Laguna Niguel, Calif.

High School:
Aliso Niguel HS

Height:
5-9

Event:
Freestyle/Backstroke

Birthdate:
12/05/1992

Experience:
1V

05/20/2013

Q&A With Rachel Bootsma

U.S. Olympian Discusses Her Freshman Year, Life in Berkeley and Her Summer Plans

04/12/2013

13 Bears Earn Pac-12 Academic Honors

Mims and Piehl Earn Second-Team Conference Selection

03/23/2013

Cal Takes Second at NCAA Championships

Pelton Wins the 200 Backstroke and Claims the Swimmer of the Meet Award

03/22/2013

Rachel Bootsma Wins 100 Back at NCAAs

Tran Takes Fifth in the 100 Back as the Bears Improve to Second Place

03/21/2013

Leverenz Repeats as NCAA 200-IM Champ

Senior Edges Freshman Teammate Pelton, as Bears End Night in Fourth Place

CAL SUCCESS
• Placed 10th in the 200-yard backstroke at 2012 NCAAs with a time of 1:53.99.
• Finished 12th in the 100 backstroke at 2012 NCAAs with a time of 52.77.
• Took 24th in the 500 freestyle at 2012 NCAAs with a time of 4:43.40.
• Placed fifth in the 200-yard backstroke at the 2012 Pac-12 Championships with a time of 1:55.99.
• Finished 10th in the 100 back at 2012 Pac-12s with a time of 52.74.
• Placed 14th in the 500 freestyle at 2012 Pac-12s with a time of 4:47.35.

HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB
• CIF Champion 200 Free 2008, 2010, 2011
Orange County Register Female Swimmer of the Year 2010-2011
• Set school records in the 100 free, 200 free, 500 free and 100 back
• Honor Roll 2009-2011

NATIONAL TEAM
• Member of the 2008-09 U.S. national junior team
• Swam at the 2011 ConocoPhillips National Championships for her Mission Viejo Nadadores club

PERSONAL
• Undeclared major
• Parents are Monty Brown and Patrick Klaren
• Patrick Klaren swam at the University of Nebraska
• Born on Dec. 5, 1992, in Walnut Creek, Calif.


Cal Bears Women's Swimming & Diving