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 Melissa Parks

Career: One-year captain ... at the time she graduated, ranked 22nd in program history in singles wins with a record of 42-36 and 21st in combined singles and doubles wins with a record of 76-71 ... two tournament titles in singles ... one tournament title in doubles ... four-time member of the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll ... two-time ITA Scholar-Athlete.

2016-17 (Senior): Team co-captain ... finished 11-8 in singles, including an 8-3 record during the spring and a 3-5 mark in fall tournaments ... played on courts three through six ... was a perfect 3-0 in matches on courts four and five ... went 9-14 in doubles, including an 8-8 record during the spring and a 1-6 mark in fall tournaments ... earned a spot on the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll ... named an ITA Scholar-Athlete.

2015-16 (Junior): Went 10-9 in singles, including a 3-3 record during the spring and a 7-6 mark in fall tournaments ... recorded a runner-up finish in Flight 3 at the Bison Invite ... ended season on a three-match winning streak, recording wins in Bucknell victories over Mount St. Mary's, La Salle and Bloomsburg ... went 9-6 in doubles, including a 2-2 record during the spring and a 7-4 mark in fall tournaments ... teamed with Maria Cioffi to go 3-0 and win the Flight B title at the Bucknell Tournament ... earned a spot on the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll ... named an ITA Scholar-Athlete.

2014-15 (Sophomore): Finished 13-15 in singles, including a 9-4 record in fall tournaments ... went 3-0 to win the Flight C title at the Mount St. Mary's Invite ... played third through sixth singles in the spring ... went 8-11 in doubles during the fall and spring combined ... teamed with Allie Lane to finish second in Flight B at the Bucknell Invitational ... earned a spot on the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

2013-14 (Freshman): Finished 8-4 in singles play and 8-4 in doubles ... won Flight C title with 3-0 record at the Mount St. Mary's Invitational ... Flight D runner-up at the Bucknell Quad ... won all three matches she competed in during the spring, posting a victory in singles against Penn State and wins in both singles and doubles against Villanova ... teamed with Jorie Fox to post a 2-0 record at the Bucknell Quad ... also teamed with Fox to record runner-up finishes at the Mount St. Mary's Invitational and the Bucknell Invitational ... earned a spot on the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

High School/Personal: Three-year letterwinner and a team captain her senior year at Langley High School ... named all-region as a junior after going a perfect 20-0 in singles and 19-1 in doubles, while leading Langley to the Virginia state title ... three-time recipient of the Scholar-Athlete Award ... reached a USTA ranking of No. 3 in Virginia and No. 36 in the Mid-Atlantic ... daughter of Bill and Barbie Parks ... has one older sibling, Jenny ... grandmother, Mary Jane Sears Parks, won a bronze medal in the 100 butterfly at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia.

Double Major: Economics/Political Science

Year: Senior
Hometown: McLean, Va.
High School: Langley
Melissa Photos:
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