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Melissa Rodriguez
Melissa Rodriguez

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Chihuahua, Mexico

High School:
Tecnologico de Monterrey

Event:
Breast/IM

Club:
Britania Desert Dragons


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

03/21/2014

PSU Completes Day One of NCAA Championships

400 medley relay squad posts top finish of the day for the Lions

03/19/2014

No. 19 Nittany Lions Set for NCAA Championships

12 Nittany Lions will represent Penn State

03/12/2014

Twelve Lions to Represent Penn State at NCAA Championships

PSU to compete in 17 total events

CAREER BESTS

Event Time Date Site/Opponent
100 Breast 1:01.04 3/22/13 NCAA Championships
200 Breast 2:10.29* 3/23/13 NCAA Championships
200 IM 2:01.18 2/21/13 Big Ten Championships

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.

Prep
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 ... Daughter of Abelardo Rodriguez Lopez and Patricia Ivonne Villanueva Lujan ... Has one brother, Cesar, and one, Ruby Carolina.

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