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Melissa

Pish

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Freestyle
Height: 5'7"
Year: Freshman
City/State: Bloomington, Ill.
High School: Normal Community West

Bio

Honors:

  • Honorable Mention All-America: 400 Free Relay (2019)
  • All-ACC Academic (2019)

2018-19: Member of program record-breaking 400 freestyle (3:12.90) and 400 medley (3:34.36) relays at NCAAs ... Collected honorable mention All-American honors in leading off the Blue Devils' 400 freestyle relay, which placed 11th in the country ... Added top-30 finishes individually in the 100 and 200 freestyle at her first NCAA meet ... Cruised to a win in the 200 freestyle consolation final at her first ACC Championships, breaking her own school record in the process (1:45.08) ... Swam on the Blue Devils' record-breaking 800 freestyle and 400 medley relays that both finished fifth ... Also at ACCs, won the 500 freestyle bonus final (4:43.92) and took second in the 100 freestyle bonus final ... Broke the Duke, Taishoff and Janis Hape Dowd Nike Invitational records in winning the 200 freestyle (1:45.44) ... Took down the 200 freestyle school record (1:45.54) in a second-place finish at the Tennessee Invitational … Also helped Duke's 400 freestyle relay break the program record with a 3:15.32 showing ... Added a top-five finish individually in the 100 freestyle … Won the 1,000 freestyle and swam on winning 400 freestyle relay in her collegiate debut at Virginia Tech (10/13).

Prior to Duke: Member of the U.S. junior national team … Competed at 2015 FINA World Junior Championships … U.S. Olympic Team Trials qualifier … Nationals and Junior Nationals qualifier … Illinois state champion in the 200 and 500 freestyle as a senior … Placed seventh in the 100 freestyle at the 2018 Speedo Junior National Championships ... Swam for BNY Waves club program ... USA Swimming Scholastic All-American ... Class valedictorian ... Scholastic All-American ... Recipient of Big 12 Conference Academic Award.

Personal: Daughter of Gene and Brenda Pish ... Has one brother (Kyle).

Pish Career Bests:
50 Free: 23.20
100 Free: 48.63 … 2nd all-time at Duke
200 Free: 1:45.08 … Duke record
500 Free: 4:43.92 ... 4th all-time at Duke
1,000 Free: 10:00.22 … 5th all-time at Duke
1,650 Free: 16:49.19 … 8th all-time at Duke

On Duke's Relays:
400 Free Relay: 3:12.90 ... Duke record
800 Free Relay: 7:05.52 ... Duke record
400 Medley Relay: 3:34.36 ... Duke record

At the NCAA Championships:
2019: 11th, 400 Free Relay ... 3:12.90
           24th, 400 Medley Relay ... 3:34.36
           26th, 100 Free ... 48.63
           30th, 200 Free ... 1:45.96

At the ACC Championships:
2019: 4th, 400 Free Relay ... 3:15.35
           5th, 800 Free Relay ... 7:05.52
           5th, 400 Medley Relay ... 3:34.95
           9th, 200 Free ... 1:45.08 
           17th, 500 Free ... 4:43.92
           18th, 100 Free ... 48.86

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