Elizabeth Manning and Melissa Merwin swam away with ACC meet records, individually, in the 50-yard backstroke time trial and 50-yard breaststroke time trial, respectively.
Long adds another win
Merwin top performer for BC
Stranick, Boretti, Long lead team
Molloy and Couillard lead team
As a Junior (2013-2014): As a member of all of the 2014 travel squads, Melissa held BC's dual meet best times in the 400 yard medley relay (1:50.94), the 100 yard breaststroke (1:08.68), and the 100 yard breaststroke relay split (1:07.86)... At the Terrier Invitational Merwin turned in a top finish for the Eagles in the 100 yard breaststroke with a time of 1:05.30... She also finished with career best times in the 200 yard IM (2:10.78) and the 200 yard breaststroke (2:22.05) and earned the outstanding performance award along iwth Mailiard, Parry and Barron for their 4th place finish in the 400 yard medley relay (3:52.59)... Merwin was chosen for the 2014 ACC Championship squad where she broke BC's 6-year-old 200 yard breaststroke record, finishing with a time of 2:19.75, earning herself the Outstanding Performance Award... She also finished the 200 yard IM with lifetime best of 2:10.56... She was named to the 2013-2014 All-ACC Academic Honor Roll... Merwin was elected captain for the upcoming 2014-2015 season.
As a Freshman (2011-2012): Overall Melissa scored 226 points for the Eagles, completing the season with 14 first places finishes... Merwin was selected to represent the Eagle's at the 2012 Atlantic Coast Conference Championship where she swam the 200 yard individual medley (2:14.49), 100 yard breaststroke (1:07.91), and 200 yard breaststroke (2:25.39)...she was a recipient of the ACC Scholar-Athlete award and was a member of the Boston College Dean's List for the spring semester.
BEFORE BC: Graduated with high honors from Sacred Heart Academy in Hamden, Connecticut. Lettered all four years and earned All-State in 2007 and 2010. She is the 2010 CIAC Class S girls 100 breaststroke and 200 medley relay champion. She was the recipient of the Rookie of the Year Award in 2007 and was awarded team MVP in 2010. She holds the school records in the 200 medley relay, 100 breaststroke, and 200 individual medley. She is an All-SCC Scholar Athlete and competed at YMCA Nationals all four years.
PERSONAL: Melissa is from North Haven, Connecticut. She is the daughter of Paul and Marianne Merwin. Sister to Kathleen (24) who graduated from the UCONN School of Nursing and Michele (18) who is a freshman and varsity lacrosse player at Quinnipiac University. Melissa swam club on the Cheshire YMCA Sea Dogs. She is a Biology major in the College of Arts and Sciences and is puruing Dental School following graduation.
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