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Melissa Rodriguez
Melissa Rodriguez

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Chihuahua, Mexico

High School:
Tecnologico de Monterrey

Event:
Breast/IM

Club:
Britania Desert Dragons


12/07/2014

Rodriguez, Ackman & Siverling Give Lions Boost on Georgia Invite's Final Day

Lions see four swimmers place in the top 10 as PSU scores a total of 120 points on Day No. 3

10/16/2014

Penn State Heads to Virginia Tech Swimming & Diving Challenge

Nittany Lions hits the road for the first time this season

10/01/2014

Penn State Hosts Georgia Tech in Season Opener

Nittany Lions welcome Yellow Jackets on Friday

03/22/2014

Lions Net More All-America Honors in Final Day at NCAA's

Siverling sets program record in 1650 freestyle

03/22/2014

Seven Lions Earn All-America Honors at Day Two of NCAAs

Ackman posts Big Ten record, places fifth in the 200 freestyle

CAREER BESTS

Event Time Date Site/Opponent
100 Breast 1:00.25 2/21/14 Big Ten Championships
200 Breast 2:09.54* 2/22/14 Big Ten Championships
200 IM 2:00.53 2/20/14 Big Ten Championships

* - Penn State School Record

2013-14 (Sophomore Year)
Competed in the NCAA Championships in three individual events as well as one relay event ... Paced the team in the 100-yard breaststroke and the 200-yard breaststroke ... Participated in the 100-yard breaststroke, the 200-yard breaststroke and the 200-yard individual medley at the NCAA Championships (3/20-22) ... Helped the 400-yard medley relay team to its second-fastest time of the season at the NCAA Championships (3/20), finishing in 3:34.87 ... Set the school record with a 2:09.54 in the 200 breast at the Big Ten Championships (2/22) ... Member of the 400 medley relay team that that finished in 3:33.27 at the conference championships (2/21), a program record ... Swam to career-best times of 1:00.25 in the 100 breast and 2:00.53 in the 200 IM at the Big Ten Championships (2/21) ... Took gold in the 100 breast with a mark of 1:02.87 at the St. Bonaventure/Towson tri-meet (2/1) ... Grabbed two first place medals at the Navy Dual (1/25), including the 100 breast (1:03.42) and the 200 breast (2:18.20) ... Topped the field in the 100 breast and the 200 breast at the West Virginia Dual (10/18) with times of 1:04.29 and 2:18.87, respectively.

2012-2013 (Freshman Year)
Joined the team in December, competing in four meets and qualifying for the NCAA Championships ... Competed in the 100 breaststroke, 200 breaststroke and 200 IM at the NCAA Championships ... Swam the 100 breaststroke, 200 breaststroke and 200 IM at the Big Ten Championships ... Posted a Top 20 finish and set a school record in the 200 breast at the NCAA Championships (3/22-23), placing 19th in 2:10.29 ... Notched a personal-best 100 breast time at the NCAAs, finishing in 1:01.04 ... Turned in a career-best 200 IM time of 2:01.18 at the Big Ten Championships (2/21-22) ... Finished sixth in the 100 and 200 breast at the Big Ten Championships, touching the wall 1:01.44 and 2:11.29, respectively ... Ranked first on the team in the 200 breast and second on the team in the 100 breast ... Claimed first place in the 100 and 200 breast in a dual meet with Navy (1/26), touching the wall in 1:04.51 and 2:16.83, respectively ... Won the 200 breast versus Towson (2/2) with a time of 2:17.18.

High School
Swam for Tecnologico de Monterrey and head coach Nicolas Torres Perez ... Owns the city, region and state records in the 50, 100 and 200 breaststroke ... Swims for the Britania Desert Dragons ... Qualified for the Scholar-Centro American Games in 2009 and 2010 ... Competed at the Pan-Am Games in 2011 ... Qualified for the Junior Pan-Pacific Championships in 2012.

Personal
Full name is Byanca Melissa Rodriguez Villanueva ... Born in Chihuahua, Mexico on Sept. 13, 1994 ... Parents are Abelardo Rodriguez Lopez and Patricia Ivonne Villanueva Lujan ... Has one brother, Cesar, and one sister, Ruby Carolina.

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