Ally Melinsky
Ally Melinsky
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Dexter, Mich.

High School:
Dexter HS

Height:
5-7

Event:
Breaststroke/IM

Experience:
3L

2008-09 (Junior): Recorded career-best times in the 100 freestyle against Fairmont State (56.72), 100 breaststroke (1:08.18) and 200 breaststroke (2:23.37) - both at the C-USA Championships.

2007-08 (Sophomore): Scored three top-10 finishes for the Thundering Herd at the Conference USA Championships in the 400 IM, the 100 breaststroke and the 200 breast ... Swam a season best 1:08.45 in the 100-yard breaststroke at the Miami Invitational.

2006-07 (Freshman): Ranked in the top-five for the Herd in the 100-yard and 200-yard IMs and swam in the finals of both events at the C-USA Championships...Finished fifth-place in the 200-yard freestyle against Xavier ... Was 14th in the 200-yard IM at the WKU Invitational ... Was ninth-place in the 100-yard backstroke at WKU and sixth in the 200 backstroke ... Claimed fifth-place in the 100-yard breaststroke against Radford.

High School: Was a four-year letterwinner and state team participant for head coach Cory Bergen at Dexter High...Was a three-year top-16 state finisher in the 500-yard freestyle and 200-yard IM...Was a relay All-American in the breaststroke during her junior season and an All-State top-eight finisher in the 200-yard IM and 100-yard breaststroke as a senior...Served as team captain during her senior campaign...Was a recipient of the sophomore and junior team awards, as well as the Coaches' Senior Award...Also participated for the Ann Arbor Swim Club for four years and was the Michigan Long Course 200-yard breaststroke champion in 2005.

Personal: Full name is Alexa Marie Melinsky...Born April 5, 1988...Daughter of Don and Jen Melinsky...Has one younger sister, Kimberly (16), and one younger brother, Derek (9)...Undecided on major.