Women's Swimming

Melanie Tansuwan
Melanie Tansuwan

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Los Altos, Calif.

High School:
St. Francis HS

Height:
5-2

Event:
Butterfly/IM/Breaststroke

Experience:
3V



Briefly... Melanie Tansuwan is in her fourth season of LMU swimming...

At LMU... 2009...All-Conference selection for the third consecutive season, placing fifth at the Conference Championships in the 200 butterfly and eighth in the 200 IM... also placed 10th in the 100 butterfly contributing 55 points to the team total... swam a personal best time in the breaststroke leg of the 400 medley relay, helping the Lions to a third place victory... versatile scorer in several different events in dual meets, including top three finishes in the 200 butterfly, 100 & 200 breaststroke and 200 IM...2008... PCSC top-eight finalist in all three individual events, placing third in the 200 butterfly with a 2:07.58, fifth in the 200 IM with a 2:09.49, and 6th in the 100 fly with a 58.60--all personal best times... selected to the All-Conference team, scoring 75 points for the Lions in the championship meet, fourth highest on the team, leading LMU to its first ever team championship... one of LMU's most versatile swimmers scoring in seven different events in dual meets including a critical first place victory in the 200 breaststroke against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and a trio of second place finishes in the 200 fly, 200 breaststroke and 200 IM against USD leading the Lions to their fourth consecutive victory over the Toreros... 2007... had an outstanding freshman year scoring well in all three individual events at the PCSC Championship including a 10th place finish in the 200 butterfly with a personal best time of 2:09.51... also placed 13th in the 200 IM and 100 fly contributing 45 points towards the Lions' second place team finish... won the 200 fly in a dual meet against Pepperdine to help lead the Lions to their fourth consecutive victory over the Waves... voted "Best Sense of Humor" by her teammates...

High School... a 2006 graduate of Saint Francis High School in Mountain View, Calif... a letterwinner for Coach Knochenhauer... captain of her team her senior year...

Personal... Melanie Ornjira Tansuwan was born March 19, 1988, in Redwood City, Calif... daughter of Chuck and Jane Tansuwan... has an older sister, Emily... a biology major.


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