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  Melissa Pavlik
  • Senior, 1L
  • All-American
  • Freestyle
  • Jacksonville, Fla./The Bolles School/So. Cal.
  • Club Coach: Gregg Troy
Collegiate Bests Season Bests
200y Free 1:49.95 (SEC, 2000) 1:49.95 (SEC)
500y Free 4:48.88 (SEC, 2000) 4:48.88 (SEC)
1,650y Free 16:45 (Pac-10, 1998) 16:48.07 (SEC)

National/International Competition: At the 2000 U.S. Olympic Team Trials, competed in the preliminary event of the 400m freestyle and finished in 27th place...finished ninth at the 1998 World Cup in the 200 free...was 25th in the 400m free at the 1998 Nationals...a triple bronze medalist at 1995 Olympic Festival...member of the 1995 national champion 800 freestyle relay team...national team champions in 1995 and 1997...was a triple bronze medalist at the 1995 Olympic Festival...

1999-2000: Competed in the 200-, 400- and 1,500-meter freestyle at the NCAAs...earned All-America accolades as a member of the ninth-place 800-meter freestyle relay team...placed 20th in the 1,500-meter freestyle at NCAAs (16:43.03)...finished fourth in the 500-yard freestyle with a career-best time of 4:48.88 at SECs...was 11th in the 200-yard free and 14th in the 1,650-yard free at the conference meet...was on the third place 800-yard freestyle relay team that posted the ninth-best time in the NCAA at the time...Prior to Florida: A transfer from the University of Southern California...

1998-99: Received Pacific-10 All-Academic honorable mention honors at USC...finished 12th in the 1650y free, 14th in the 500y free and 23rd in the 200y free at the Pac-10 Championships...

1997-98: Took eighth in the 1650y free, 10th in the 500y free and 19th in the 200y free at the Pac-10 Championships...Club: Member of the Gator Swim Club and coached by current UF coach Gregg Troy...

High School: A 1997 graduate of The Bolles School, where she was also coached by Gregg Troy...three-time All-American...state champion...named an Academic All-American...

Personal: Born Melissa Lynn Pavlik on January 3, 1979 in La Grange, Ill....daughter of Richard and Linda Pavlik...majoring in finance.


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