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Melissa Belliston Athlete Profile

Melissa Belliston

Melissa Belliston
Position: Backstroke Height: 5-7 Roster Years: 1997-2001 Hometown: Orem, UT Last School: Orem High School


Majoring in recreational management...parents are Dick and Candy.

Before BYU

Orem High swim team Rookie of the Year as a freshman and Swimmer of the Year for each grade from sophomore through senior years...four-year all-region and all-state...1994, 95 and 96 Utah State 5A backstroke champion and state runner-up in 1997...earned All-America consideration in 100 back, 1996...swimming for the Orem/Timpanogos Aquatics Club, set Utah State records in the 15-16-year-old girls 200-meter and 200-yard backstroke events.

1997-1998 | Freshman Year

Second fastest Cougar time of the season in the 200 back...finalist in 200 back.

1998-1999 | Sophomore Year

Swam fifth-fastest time in BYU history at WAC Championships.

1999-2000 | Junior Year

Named co-captain...MWC finalist in 100 and 200 back.

2000-2001 | Senior Year

Team captain...finished fourth in the 200 back at the MWC Championships...won two individual events during the regular season...named MWC Swimmer of the Week Jan. 17.