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Melissa Friesen Athlete Profile

Melissa Friesen

Melissa Friesen
Position: All Around Height: 5-2 Roster Years: 1985-1988 Hometown: Aurora, NE

Personal

  • Majored in business management

Before BYU

  • 1984 Nebraska state high school gymnastics champion
  • Class I gymnast and placed 4th at regionals in the all-around
  • Varsity cheerleader
  • Honor roll student throughout high school
  • Member of the National Honor Society


1985 | Freshman Year

  • Received the highest all-around score on the Cougar team- a 36.70 against nationally ranked Oregon State
  • Held the 1984-85 season high on bars with a 9.45 
  • Academic All-HCAC
  • Cougar Club Athlete

1986 | Sophomore Year

  • Among BYU's top five in all events, including the all-around
  • Scored a 9.55 on floor
  • Academic All-HCAC
  • Cougar Club Athlete

1987 | Junior Year

  • Repeated as one of BYU's top five scorers in all events, including the all-around
  • Tied for high BYU all-around scoore (37.00) and had team-high floor total (9.55)
  • Finished 25th at the 1987 NCAA Midwest Regional with a score of 35.65
  • Academic All-HCAC
  • Cougar Club Athlete