Melanie Margalis
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Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Clearwater, Fla.

High School:
Countryside

Position:
Free/IM

Record Book:

• Set the school records in the 200 and 400 individual medley and ranks second in the 100 breaststroke, third in the 200 breaststroke and No. 9 in the 200 backstroke in Georgia history.

• Helped the 400 medley relay match the school record.

2013-2014:

• Qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 100 and 200 breaststroke and the 200 and 400 individual medley.

• Named the SEC Female Swimmer of the Week on Nov. 5 after posting two individual victories in the win at Florida.

• Picked as the SEC Female Swimmer of the Week on Nov. 19 after posting two individual victories in the win over Emory.

• Chosen as the SEC Female Swimmer of the Week on Nov. 26 after winning four individual events and helping four relays post victories at the Auburn Fall Invitational.

• Named the SEC Female Swimmer of the Week on Jan. 14 after winning four times in two days at Texas A&M and at Texas.

• Selected as a team captain.

• Named to the Athletic Director's Honor Roll.

• Named the recipient of the Women's Swimming and Diving Scholarship.

Collegiate Personal Bests:

100 Breaststroke 59.15 13 Auburn Invitational

200 Breaststroke 2:08.10 13 Auburn Invitational

200 Individual Medley 1:54.08 13 Auburn Invitational

400 Individual Medley 4:01.70 13 Auburn Invitational

200 Backstroke 1:55.56 14 Tennessee

2012-2013:

• Came in sixth in the 200 individual medley and on the 400 medley relay, seventh in the 400 individual medley and 11th in the 200 breaststroke at the NCAAs as the Lady Bulldogs won the program's fifth national title.

• Placed first in the 200 individual medley, second on the 400 medley relay, fourth in the 100 and 200 breaststroke, and seventh on the 200 medley relay at the SECs as Georgia claimed the team title for the fourth straight year.

• Named First-Team All-SEC.

• Chosen as the SEC Swimmer of the Week on Oct. 30 after winning three races against Florida and on Dec. 4 for her performance during the UGA Fall Invitational.

• Named to the SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll.

• Named to the Athletic Director's Honor Roll.

• Named a First-Team Scholar All-American by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America.

2011-2012:

• Placed third on the 400 freestyle relay, sixth in the 200 individual medley, 10th in the 400 individual medley and 11th in the 200 breaststroke at the NCAAs.

• Came in first on the 800 freestyle relay, second in the 200 and 400 individual medley and on the 400 freestyle relay, and fourth in the 200 breaststroke at the SECs, helping Georgia win its third straight title.

• Named First-Team All-SEC.

• Twice named the SEC Female Swimmer of the Week for her efforts against North Carolina and Texas.

• Named to the Athletic Director's Honor Roll following the Fall and Spring Semesters.

• Named to the CSCAA Scholar All-America Team.

• Qualified for the 2012 United States Olympic Trials in the 100 and 200 freestyle, the 200 breaststroke, and the 200 and 400 individual medley.

2010-2011:

• Swam on the victorious 400 freestyle relay at the NCAAs and also placed sixth in the 200 individual medley and ninth in the 400 individual medley.

• Helped Georgia repeat as the SEC champion by placing first on the 800 freestyle relay (that set the then-American record), second in the 200 and 400 individual medley, and third in the 200 breaststroke.

• Named First-Team All-SEC and to the SEC's All-Freshmen Team.

• Named the Counsilman-Hunsaker National Collegiate Swimmer of the Week and the SEC Swimmer of the Week after winning three events in Georgia's victory over Florida.

• Chosen as the SEC Freshman of the Week twice for her efforts in the Georgia Invitational and against Texas.

International:

• Earned a gold medal by swimming in the prelims of the 800 freestyle relay and a bronze medal in the 200 individual medley at the 2013 World University Games in Russia.

• Competed on the 2013 U.S. FINA Short Course World Championships Team.

High School:

• Graduated from Countryside High School.

• Swam for St. Petersburg Aquatics and was coached by Fred Lewis.

• Was a three-time state champion and Florida state high school record-holder in the 200 individual medley.

• Named high school swim team MVP four years in a row.

• Was the 2009 state champion in the 500 freestyle.

• Named 2009-2010 Pinellas County Female Athlete of the Year.

• Was a part of the 2009 National Youth Championship team.

• Was a member of the 2006 state championship relay team.

Personal:

• Born December 30, 1991.

• Daughter of Bob and Caryn Margalis and the sister of former Georgia All-American and NCAA champion Robert Margalis.

• Majoring in Fashion Merchandising.

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