Melanie Larson
Melanie Larson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Yorba Linda, Calif.

Last College:
Orange Coast College

Height:
5-10

Event:
Freestyle

Experience:
1L


06/20/2012

59 Nevada Athletes Earn WAC Academic Honors

33 Returners And 26 First Year Athletes Honored

11/17/2011

Richmond Inks Four During Early Signing Period

Early 2012 Commitments

10/20/2011

2011-12 Swimming and Diving

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At Nevada: 2012-13 Swam sprint freestyle events and relay events for the second consecutive season ... Clocked the fifth-best 50 free time of any Nevada swimmer at 24.72 ... Was seventh against New Mexico in the 50 Free at 25.47 early in the year. (Sophomore): 2011-12 (Freshman): Another newcomer that helped bolster Nevada's relay teams Larson swam medley-relay events as well as sprint events in the Fall ... Posted a second-place finish in the 50-yard freestyle against Fresno State after finishing fourth in the same event a day earlier against Pacific ... Times of 26.02 and 25.8 respectively ... Third in the 500-yard freestyle against Cal State East Bay at 5:29.76 ... Posted her final top-five with a season-best time in the 100 free against Seattle in the Pack's second dual meet with the Redhawks (56.90).

Prior to Nevada: Spent two seasons at Orange Coast College where she captained her squad in 2010 ... A part of two Junior College State and Conference Championships in 2009 and 2010.

High School: Earned three varsity letters in swimming at Esperanza High School ... Two-time Most Valuable Player and Swimmer of the Year in 2009 ... Owns the freshman and sophomore Sunset League record in the 50-meter and 200-meter freestyle ... Boasts a 50-meter freestyle personal best of 24.3.

Personal: Daughter of Colt Larson and Erin Rhode-Larson ... Father Colt was a member of the Montreal Expos organization ... Likes to make jewelry, cook, bake and hang out with her family and friends in her spare time ... Chose Nevada over Cal State Santa Cruz for the academic and athletic opportunities.

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