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University of Miami Athletics

Melinda Hochard

position

Breaststroke

Height

5-6

Class

Sophomore

Hometown

Athol, Mass.

2005-2006: As a freshman, captured the fastest time of the season in the 200 breaststroke clocking in at 2:22.11 in the preliminary round at the ACC Championships…registered the third fastest time in the 100 yard and 200 yard breaststroke for 2005-2006…in the 100 breaststroke, clocked in at 1:05.63 finishing 16th in the preliminaries at the ACC Championships, and turned in a time of 2:23.41 in the finals of the 200 breaststroke at the ACC Championships for 19th place…captured the fourth fastest time of the season in the 100 yard breaststroke clocking in at 1:05.73 in the finals of the ACC Championships, and the fourth fastest time in the 200 breaststroke for 2005-2006 with a time of 2:23.79 to capture third place against FAU/Tampa/New Orleans…a second place finish against FIU in the 100 yard breaststroke with a time of 1:08.12…finished third place in the 200 yard breaststroke with a time of 2:24.58 against Maryland/Duke…posted a time of 2:17.73 in the preliminaries of the Georgia Tech Invitational in the 200 yard IM…posted a third place finish of the 100 yard breaststroke against FAU 1:09.05…clocked in a 1:06.75 finish in the finals of the Georgia Tech Invitational in the 100 yard breaststroke, as well as a 2:28.62 finish in the 200 yard breaststroke…finished eighth place in the 100 yard butterfly against FSU with a time of 1:02.94.

2004-05: Granted a redshirt for the 2004-05 season.

Prep: Four-time state champion in the 100 breaststroke…placed second in the 200 IM at state as a senior…named team captain and All-American her junior and senior season…state team won their 11th state title her senior season…career best times include 218.3 in the 200 breaststroke, 1:04.6 in the 100 breaststroke and 4.28 in the 400 IM.

Personal: Majoring in biology with career aspirations of working in marine mammal training/rescue.