2011-12 Women's Swimming and Diving Roster

Melinda Matyas

Melinda Matyas

  • Class
    Junior
  • Hometown
    Budapest, Hungary
  • Height
    5-6
  • High School
    Eotvos Jozsef Gimnazium

Biography

AS A SENIOR IN 2012-13: Won 1m diving event (259.50) and placed fourth on the 3m board (242.07) at the ECAC Championships.

AS A JUNIOR IN 2011-12: Named America East Diver of the Meet for the third straight season after sweeping the 1-meter (277.85) and 3-meter (280.30) events ... Qualified for the NCAA Zone A Diving Championship and advanced to the finals off the 3-meter board with a score of 496.20 to finish 17th while also posting 207.25 points from the 1-meter board to finish 35th ... Went undefeated on the 3-meter board during the regular season and posted three first place finishes and a second place showing on the 1-meter board.

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2010-11: For the second straight year, was named the 2011 AE Diver of the Meet after sweeping the one- and three-meter boards at the conference championships ... Set a new America East record with a score of 602.05 in the 3M and scored 531.95 in the 1M ... Placed 17th in the National Championships, posting a score of 246.55 in the platform dive.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2009-10: Was named the 2010 AE Diver of the Meet after sweeping the one- and three-meter boards at the conference championships ... Following a strong performance at the Zone A Diving Championships, qualified for the NCAAs ... At Zone[apos]s, placed eighth on the 1M (494.00) and 10th on the 3M (524.10) ... Had the highest finish by a swimmer or diver in six years at the NCAAs with matching 23rd-place finishes on the 1M (237.85) and platform (231.15).

BEFORE BOSTON UNIVERSITY: Was a three-time Hungarian national champion and as a senior was a European Championship finalist ... Also participated in gymnastics ... Academically, earned the Merit Award for outstanding academic and sporting achievements.

PERSONAL: Born on Aug. 26, 1990 ... Daughter of Laszlo Matyas and Konczey Kinga ... Has one sibling, Viktor Matyas ... Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.