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University of Miami Athletics

Melanie Rinaldi

position

Diving

Height

5-6

Class

Redshirt Senior

Hometown

Montreal, Canada

2004-05: Did not compete for Miami in 2004-05…had reconstructive knee surgery…returned to action and finished second in Canada at the Canadian Senior Nationals thereby qualifying for the World Championships…finished 10th in the world on the 3-meter board at the World Championships.

2003-04: Did not compete for Miami in 2003-04…took the year off to return to native Canada…trained and traveled to qualify for Olympic Team.

2002-03: Competed in all diving events during her junior season…finished third in both the 1-meter and 3-meter springboard at the 2003 BIG EAST Championships with scores of 281.30 and 490.10 respectively…in a home competition versus Florida, took first in the 1-meter springboard with a score of 192.65 and in the 3-meter dive with a score of 218.00.

2001-02: Competed in the 1-meter and 3-meter springboard as well as the 10-meter platform…posted a 267.35 in the 1-meter springboard at the 2002 BIG EAST Championships and a 482.55 in the 3-meter (11 dives) at the 2002 NCAA Diving Qualifier. 2000-01: As a freshman Rinaldi had a 436.30 in the 10-meter platform at the 2001 Pittsburgh Invitational, 549.85 in the 3-meter springboard (six dives) at the 2001 Pittsburgh Invitational and 254.70 in the 1-meter springboard (11 dives) at the 2001 BIG EAST Swimming and Diving Championship.

Prep: Competed in 2000 Summer Senior Nationals in Ontario, placing fifth in the 1-meter springboard , third in the 3-meter event’s artistic category, and fourth in the 3-meter springboard overall…four-time member of the Quebec Elite team, during both her junior and senior years…earned multiple wins in both the 1-meter and 3-meter events in provincial competition in Montreal from 1999 to 2000…personal best in the 3-meter event is 321 points with five optional dives…was twice selected as Athlete of the Year in provincial competition.

Personal: Majoring in international studies and sociology.