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Melissa Price
Position: Throws
Year: Senior
City/State: Anaheim, Calf.
High School: Loara
All-America Honors:
2002 (O): Hammer Throw (2nd)
2001 (I): 20-Pound Weight Throw (5th)
2000 (O): Hammer Throw (2nd)
1999 (O): Hammer Throw (10th)

Other Honors:
2001 (O): World Championships Hammer Throw (12th)
2001 (O): USATF Championships Hammer Throw (3rd)
2001: Academic All-Big 12
2000 (O): U.S. Olympic Trials Hammer Throw (8th)
2000 (O): Big 12 Hammer Throw Champion
2000: Academic All-Big 12
1999: Academic All-Big 12
1998: Academic All-Big 12

NCAA Championships:
2002 (O): Hammer Throw, (2nd)
2001 (I): 20-Pound Weight Throw, 65-3 1/2 (5th)
2000 (I): 20-Pound Weight Throw, 59-8 1/2 (13th)
2000 (O): Hammer Throw, 210-9 (2nd)
1999 (O): Hammer Throw, 189-6 (10th)

Big 12 Championships:
2002 (O): Hammer Throw, 219-2 (1st)
2001 (I): 20-Pound Weight Throw, 66-8 1/2 (1st)
2000 (I): 20-Pound Weight Throw, 66-2 1/4 (1st)
2000 (O): Hammer Throw, 201-3 (1st)
1999 (I): 20-Pound Weight Throw, 53-1 1/2 (10th)
1999 (O): Hammer Throw, 194-8 (4th)
1998 (I): 20-Pound Weight Throw, 46-6 3-4 (15th)
1998 (O): Hammer Throw, 179-1 (6th)

Personal Bests:
Best Indoor Mark: 20-Pound Weight Throw, 66-2 1/4
Best Outdoor Mark: Hammer Throw, 217-4

2002: A competitor for the United States in the hammer throw at the 2001 World Outdoor Championships, Melissa Price captured the Big 12 title in the hammer throw and earned All-America honors in the same event as a senior... earned Second-Team Academic All-America honors for her work in the classroom as a finance major... left NU as the school, Big 12 and Big 12 Outdoor Championships record-holder in the hammer throw with a toss of 219-2... holds the NU record in the 20-pound weight throw at 66-8 1/2... earned her degree in May 2002 and received her MBA in December 2007.

2001: Finished third in the hammer with a personal-best mark of 217-4 at the USA Track and Field Championships on June 22 in Eugene, Ore., securing a spot on the United States track and field team... placed 12th in the hammer for the United States at the World Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Edmonton, Alberta, on Aug. 7... finished 13th in the hammer throw at the World University Games on Aug. 28 in Beijing, China, with a mark of 200-4... discontinued her planned redshirt year indoors to finish first in the 20-pound weight throw at the Big 12 Indoor Championships with a personal-best mark of 66-8 1/2... finished fifth in the 20-pound weight throw at the NCAA Championships to earn the third All-America certificate of her career... redshirted during the outdoor season.

2000: Posted the best hammer mark by a collegian at the USTCA Team Championships on April 22 (213-1), tying her school record... earned All-America honors with a second-place finish in the hammer at the NCAA Outdoor Championships with a toss of 210-9... finished ninth at the U.S. Olympic Trials (194-2) in Sacramento, Calif., on July 15... won Big 12 titles in the hammer (201-3) outdoors and the 20-pound weight throw (66-2 1/4) indoors... recorded a Drake Relays record on April 29, winning the hammer at 206-11.

1999: Earned All-America honors following a 10th-place (seventh American) hammer throw of 189-6 at the NCAA Outdoor Championships... placed fourth in the hammer throw at the Big 12 outdoor meet... recorded an NCAA automatic qualifying mark of 213-1 at the Concordia Twilight.

1998: Had a provisional qualifying throw in the hammer (179-1) at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships... set a season-best mark in the 20-pound weight throw (51-7 1/2) at the Nebraska Wesleyan Open.

High School: Shot putter and discus thrower in high school, but did not throw the hammer.

Personal: High school coach was Jess Leon... major is finance... parents are Richard and Mary Price... born Sept. 5, 1979.