Melissa Abraham
Melissa Abraham


Houston, Texas

High School:




2000: Flew back from Europe to join the track team at the league outdoor championships after playing in exhibition games in Denmark, Norway and Sweden...Her best 100 time of the season was a 12.21 at LSU where she finished 15th...Posted a best time of 24.79 in the 200 at the conference championships, where she finished fourth in her heat...Abraham finished sixth in the 200 at Ole Miss in 24.94 and ran her lone 400 of the season at Southeast Missouri State, finishing 15th with a time of 1:05.25...Led the Lady Tiger basketball team in rebounding with 6.2 boards a game...Led the squad in rebounding in 11 different games...Also led the team in blocked shots with 20...Scored in doubles figuers in 10 games, including a career-high 10 points versus Tulane...Averaged 21.4 minutes per game...Fourth-leading scorer on the team with 7.6 points per game...Received the Lady Tiger basketball Hustle Award.

1998-99: Honored as a Tiger Academic 30 selection for the Fall 1998 semester with a 3.41 GPA...Also a member of the Lady Tiger basketball team which advanced to the Women's NIT...averaged 6 points and 4 rebounds while appearing in all 32 games.

Prep: Secured district championship in both the 100-meter and the 200-meter dashes during her freshman and sophomore seasons at Westbury High School...Holds the school record and won the district championship in the 200-meter dash as a junior...Finished the Texas state track meet as runner-up in the 200-meter dash in class 5-A track...Also holds the school record in the 4x200-meter relay as well as the Texas Relays record for that same event...As a junior, she was listed as one of the top 15 junior sprinters in the nation in the 200-meter dash...Was a finalist for the Junior American track team as a senior...Personal record in the 100-meter dash is 11.6, and in the 200-meter dash is 23.9...Also a two-year letterwinner on the volleyball team...Underwent surgery this past summer to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament she suffered while trying to dunk in a Lady Tiger basketball game.

Personal: Born on September 24, 1980...Daughter of Chris Abraham...Majoring in Pre-Law.

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