NU Track and Field BIO
Melanie Blum
Player Profile:
Melanie Blum 816550
Position: Pole Vault
Year: Junior
Hometown: Wahoo, Neb.
High School: Bishop Neumann

Personal Bests
Pole Vault: 12-4 (3.76)
Pole Vault: 12-11 3/4 (3.96)

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

Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2014, 2015)
Academic All-Big Ten (2014, 2015)
Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2013, 2014; Spring 2014, 2015)

2015 (Sophomore)
Indoor: Competed in six meets...set an indoor PR 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 PR 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...notched four personal-best marks as she improved her marks in four of her five appearances... recorded her personal best of 11-9 (3.58m) at the Nebraska Tune-Up.

Outdoor: Set a personal 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.

Born Aug. 14, 1993...parents are Darryl and Connie...majoring in forensic science.

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