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  Melissa Bates
Melissa Bates

Player Profile
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Tustin, Calif.

High School:
Mater Dei HS

Height:
5-11

Event:
Breaststroke/Free/IM

Birthdate:
07/24/1992

Experience:
2V

04/12/2013

13 Bears Earn Pac-12 Academic Honors

Mims and Piehl Earn Second-Team Conference Selection

03/20/2013

Q&A With Melanie Klaren

Sophomore Swimmer Talks About NCAAs, Pac-12s and Backstroke U.

03/02/2013

Hard-Charging Cal Takes 3rd at Pac-12s

Pelton Sets AR to Win the 200 Back, Leverenz and Bootsma Win, and the Bears Win the Last Relay

03/01/2013

Freshmen Bootsma, Acker Win at Pac-12s

Cal Moves to Third as Bootsma Takes the 100-Back Title and Acker Wins the 200 Free

02/28/2013

Elizabeth Pelton Wins 200 IM at Pac-12s

Caitlin Leverenz Takes Second in the 200 IM as Cal Remains in Fourth Place on Day 2

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