Player Profiles

Melinda                            Sharon
Class: Sr.
Hometown: Hopkinton, Mass.
High School: Tolland
Sport: Rowing


At West Virginia (2012-13)
  • Was part of Second Varsity 8+ crew that earned Conference USA Boat of the Week honors for their two first-place finishes against Bucknell and Delaware
  • Helped lead the Second Varsity 8+ crew to a fourth-place finish at the Big 12 Championship
  • Took fifth at the Conference USA Championship as part of the Second Varsity 8+
  • Earned 10th out of 31 entries at the Knecht Cup as part of the Second Varsity 8+
  • Placed third in Second Varsity 8+ competition against Alabama and UCF
  • Competed with the Varsity 8+ ‘B’ and Varsity 4+ ‘C’ crew during the fall season
  • Academic All-Big 12 Second Team
At West Virginia (2011-12)
  • Rowed as a member of the Novice 8+ ‘A’ crew at the Head of the Occoquan, finishing in sixth place
  • Was also a member of the Novice 8+ ‘A’ crew at the Philadelphia Frostbite, where the team finished second in Flight One
  • Helped row the Novice 4+ to a first-place finish at the Occoquan Sprints
  • Advanced to the Grand Final of the Novice 4+ event at the Knecht Cup; the crew finished sixth out of 47 teams overall
  • Participated in the Second Varsity 4+ at the Notre Dame Invitational and Big East Championship, placing third in the Petite Final and fourth in the Grand Final, respectively
At Washington & Jefferson College (2010-2011)
  • Member of cross country and track teams
  • Two-time captain of high school cross country team
  • One-time captain of high school track team
  • Earned All-State, All-Area and All-Conference honors in cross country and track
  • Member of National Honor Society
  • High Honor Roll
  • Participated in AAU softball with the CT Shoreline Sting
  • Daughter of Andrew and Pamela Sharon
  • Has one brother
  • Birthday is Feb. 17
  • Majoring in psychology
  • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll
  • Member of Alpha Lambda Delta
  • Member of Psychology Club
  • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll
  • Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll

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