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  Melissa Paakh
Melissa Paakh

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Detroit Lakes, Minn.

High School:
Detroit Lakes HS

Event:
Fly/Breast

Birthdate:
08/05/1992

12/01/2012

Utes Win Swimming and Diving Deseret Dual

Both Ute teams top BYU

11/17/2012

Utah Men and Women in third after second day at the Purdue Invitational

Ute freshman class leads the Utah effort

11/07/2012

Utah Swimming and Diving Travels to Las Vegas

Utes will face UNLV and the University of Calgary Saturday

10/27/2012

Utah Women Topped by Cal at Ute Natatorium

Utes fall, 185-114

03/30/2012

Utah Women's Swimming and Diving Season Review

The Women complete first Pac-12 Season


2013-14
- Recorded season-bests while placing 22nd in the 100 fly (54.84) and 25th in the 100 breast (1:04.13) at Pac-12 Championships ... finished 25th in 200 fly (2:03.35) at Pac-12's as well ... swam season-best times in 200 fly (2:02.14) and 200 IM (2:08.16) at Missouri Invitational ... took fifth in 200 fly (2:08.32) and third in 100 fly (57.15) against Boise State ... placed second in 200 fly (2:08.67) against UNLV ... took second in 100 fly (58.21) against Arizona State ... recorded a third-place finish in 100 fly (57.37) against UCLA ... took third in 200 fly (2:09.19) against Denver ... named Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention selection.

2012-13 - Swam top times of the season in 100 breast (1:05.44), 200 breast (2:22.24), 100 fly (56.13) and 200 fly (2:05.13) at Pac-12 Championships ... placed third in the 200 breast (2:30.33) and fourth in the 200 fly (2:10.04) and the 100 fly (58.44) against Oregon State ... finished third in the 400 IM (4:50.91) and fifth in the 200 breast (2:30.83) at ASU ... took fourth in the 200 breast (2:27.81) and the 100 fly (58.35) and was fifth in the 200 fly (2:09.32) versus BYU ... placed 14th in the 100 fly (57.02) at the Purdue Invitational ... took fourth in the 200 fly (2:08.78) against UNLV ... third in the 100 fly (58.46) and fifth in the 200 fly (2:10.54) at Cal ... took eighth in the 100 fly (59.22) at UCLA ... fourth in the 100 fly vs. USC (59.98).

2011-12 -
Ranks third Utah all-time in 200 fly (2:01.68) and fifth in 100 fly (55.69) ... placed 22nd in 200 fly (2:01.68) and 27th in 100 fly (54.29) at Pac-12 Championships ... took second in 200 fly (2:05.35), third in 100 fly (56.83) and fourth in 200 breast (2:27.24) against BYU ... sixth place in 200 breast (2:27.77), seventh in 100 fly (57.18) and seventh in 200 fly (2:07.50) against Oregon State and UCLA ... took fourth in 200 fly (2:10.17), fourth in 100 fly (58.35) and was a member of second-place 200 medley relay (1:44.68) versus ASU ... seventh-place in 100 fly (57.96), 10th in 200 fly (2:07.33), 18th in 100 breast (1:08.73) and 23rd in 200 IM (2:11.63) at Incarnate Word Invitational ... came in fifth in 200 fly (2:11.89) at Denver ... runner-up in 200 fly (2:08.40) and fourth in 100 fly (58.70) versus UNLV ... second in 200 fly (2:12.25) and fifth in 200 IM (2:18.25) against WSU ... came in seventh in 50 fly (27.15) and contributed to fourth-place 200 medley relay (1:50.08) at IM Shootout.

High School/Club Swim - Six-time letterwinner at Detroit Lakes High School ... two-year high school team captain ... undefeated in 100 fly as a senior ... placed second in 100 fly three times at state championships, finished first senior year ... All-American in 100 fly ... qualified for Junior Nationals ... Minnesota Section Swimmer of the Year in 2009 ... four-time all-state selection ... holds eight Detroit Lakes High School records ... member of the Moorhead Marlins ... Hardest Worker award ... coached by Carol Mcarthy and Pat Anderson.

Personal - Born Aug. 5, 1992 ... daughter of Bruce and Lori Paakh ... one sister, Laura ... previously involved in student council, student government, interact, dance, yoga, track, choir and Laker singers ... enjoys painting, traveling and anything on the lake ... was Miss Northwest 2010 ... wrote a environment education children's book Sparkle Lake ... father (Bruce) swam at Northern Illinois University and Bemidji State University ... he was an NAIA All-American and member of Bemidji State University Athletic Hall of Fame ... major is undecided.


2014-15 TOP TIMES
100 Breast - 1:07.96 (unlv/ua, 11/1/14)
100 Fly - :56.64 (unlv/ua, 11/1/14)
200 Fly - 2:09.76 (boise st, 10/8/14)

PERSONAL BESTS
100 Free - :57.31 (byu, 1/24/14)
100 Breast - 1:04.13 (Pac-12, 2/26/14)
200 Breast - 2:19.99 (Pac-12, 2/26/14)
100 Fly - :54.84 (Pac-12, 2/26/14)
200 Fly - 2:01.68 (Pac-12, 2/22/12)
200 IM - 2:07.69 (Pac-12, 2/22/12)
400 IM - 4:50.91 (asu, 12/16/12)

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