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Melanie Blum
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Melanie Blum 816550
Position: Pole Vault
Year: Junior
Hometown: Wahoo, Neb.
High School: Bishop Neumann
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Personal Bests
Indoor
Pole Vault: 12-11 1/2 (3.95) (1/30/16)
Outdoor
Pole Vault: 13-0 3/4 (3.98) (3/26/16)

Big Ten Championships
2016 (O): PV - 12-4 (3.76) (16th)
2016 (I): PV - 12-2 (3.71) (16th)
2015 (O): PV - 12-4 1/2 (23rd)
2014 (O): PV - 12-6 3/4 (13th)

Honors
Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2014, 2015, 2016)
Academic All-Big Ten (2014, 2015, 2016)
Nebraska Outstanding Scholar (2016)
Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2013, 2014, 2015; Spring 2014, 2015)
Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award (2016)
Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2016)
Big Ten Postgraduate Scholarship (2016)

2016 (Junior)
Indoor: Finished 16th in the pole vault at the Big Ten Indoor Championships with a mark of 12-2 (3.71)...posted an indoor personal best of 12-11 1/2 (3.95) at the New Mexico Invitational, where she finished third.

Outdoor: Placed 16th in the pole vault at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships with a vault of 12-4 (3.76)...at the Pac 12vs. Big 10 Invitational, set a career best of 13-0 3/4 (3.98m).

2015 (Sophomore)
Indoor: Competed in six meets...set an indoor season best in the pole vault of 12-4 (3.76) at the Mark Colligan Memorial.

Outdoor: Participated in seven meets...posted a 23rd-place finish in the pole vault at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships, clearing 12-4 1/2 (3.77m)...cleared a season best of 12-11 3/4 (3.96m) at both the Nebraska Invitational and Musco Invitational...finished second in the Concordia Mid-Week Challenge with a vault of 12-8 1/4 (3.87).

2014 (Redshirt Freshman)
Indoor: Participated in five pole vault competitions throughout the 2014 indoor campaign...recorded her season best of 11-9 (3.58m) at the Nebraska Tune-Up.

Outdoor: Set a season best in the pole vault with a jump of 12-10 1/4 (3.92) at the Nebraska Invite...named a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and academic All-Big Ten...was a Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll pick both semesters.

2013 (Redshirt)
Redshirted the 2013 indoor and outdoor seasons...earned spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall and spring semesters.

Before Nebraska (Bishop Neumann)
Joined the Huskers from Bishop Neumann High School in Wahoo, Neb...recorded prep bests of 14.7 in the 100 meters, 46.20 in the 300-meter hurdles, 17-3 in the long jump and 36-4 1/2 in the triple jump...won four individual titles at the 2012 conference meet...set the Centennial Conference record in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 14.7...posted a long jump of 17-3 at the 2011 Nebraska State Championships for third place...finished third in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 15.62.

Personal
Born Aug. 14, 1993...parents are Darryl and Connie...majoring in forensic science...named a Nebraska Outstanding Scholar in 2016...earned a Big Ten Postgraduate Scholarship in 2016.

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