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 Melissa Merwin
Melissa Merwin
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
North Haven, Conn.

High School:
Sacred Heart Academy

Event:
Breaststroke

03/06/2014

Women's Swimming and Diving Claims 11th at ACCs

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.

02/04/2013

M. Swimming falls to Boston University

Long adds another win

02/04/2013

W. Swimming Falls to Boston University

Merwin top performer for BC

01/30/2013

M. Swimming Takes Fourth at Dartmouth Invitatioal

Stranick, Boretti, Long lead team

01/30/2013

W. Swimming Takes Fifth at Dartmouth Invitational

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 Sophomore (2012-2013):
Melissa was chosen as Boston College's outstanding performer in the breaststroke events against Fordham University and Williams University... At the Terrier Invitational Merwin turned in a top finish for the Eagles in the 200 yard Breaststroke with a time of 2:23.11 which earned her a Boston College Outstanding Performance Award... She also turned in career best times in the 200 yard IM (2:12.48) and the 100 yard breaststroke (1:06.81) earning her a spot to represent BC at the ACC Championships in February at the Greensboro Aquatic Center... Merwin was awarded the Outstanding Performer at the final dual meet vs. Boston University, where she took top finishes for the Eagles in the 100 and 200 yard breaststroke, as well as the 200 medley relay... In Greensboro North Carolina, Merwin competed at the ACC Championships finishing the 200 yard breaststroke with a time of 2:24.03 and putting in a career best 100 yard breaststroke time of 1:06.58...recipient of the Athletic Director's Academic Achievement Award and ACC Scholar Athlete award.

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.

Best Times at Boston College:
100 Breaststroke: 1:05.30
200 Breaststroke: 2:19.75
200 IM: 2:10.56
400 IM: 4:39.95

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