Annual Commencement on National Mall Highlights Weeklong Activities
Colonials Roll to Victory Over Hoyas in 2014 Home Finale
Colonials Welcome Hoyas to Smith Center Pool on Saturday at 1 p.m.
Colonials Open 2014 Against Atlantic 10 Competition
Colonials Open 2014 With Victory Over Conference Competition
GW vs. Drexel (11.03.2012) Photos by: James Lang
2012-13: Swam second leg of school record-setting 400-yard freestyle relay (3:25.07) that finished fourth at the Atlantic 10 Championships (Feb. 23)... Swam second leg of seventh-place finishing 800 free relay that snapped the school with a time of 7:32.59 at the A-10 Championships (Feb. 20)...Set three career-best times at the A-10 Championships in the 50 free (24.44), 100 free (51.82) and the 200 free (1:53.34)...Her 100 free time ranks third on GW's all-time list while her 200 free time is good for 10th...Set a career-fastest time in the 100-yard backstroke in 1:02.80 against Drexel (Nov. 3)... Helped Colonials come from behind to beat Georgetown (Jan. 19) as third leg of 200 free relay that finished first...Named to GW Athletics Academic Dean's List.
2011-12: Set three career-best times at the Atlantic 10 Championships (Feb. 22)...Swam a personal-best time of 24.75 seconds in the 50-yard freestyle, 52.66 seconds in the 100-yard freestyle and 1:53.83 in the 200-yard freestyle...Swam a season-best 1:03.59 in the 100-yard backstroke at the Patriot Invitational (Nov. 17)...Member of ninth-place finishing 800-yard freestyle relay (7:35.14) and eighth-place 200-yard freestyle relay (1:37.02) at A-10 Championships...Finished second in the 200 free at the Catholic-American Tri-meet (Oct. 15)...Swam final leg of first-place finishing 400-yard freestyle relay team against Bucknell (Oct. 22)...Won the 200 free against Georgetown (Jan. 21)...Named to Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Rolls.
2010-11:Finished third in both the 100-yard backstroke and 100-yard freestyle events at the Catholic/American tri-meet...Swam on the second-place finishing 400-yard freestyle relay at Bucknell.
High School:Swam for the West Broward Bobcats...Also swam for South Florida Aquatic club team for seven years...Member of Mu Alpha Theta.
Personal: BornMelissa Ashley Fernandez on Aug. 16, 1992 in Kendal, FL...Daughter of Amarilis and Albert Fernandez...Has a younger sister, Madeleine...Majoring in biomedical engineering
|CAREER BESTS (Through 2012-13 Season)|
|50-Yard Freestyle||24.44||Atlantic 10 Championships (2/20/2013)|
|100-Yard Freestyle||51.82||Atlantic 10 Championships (2/20/2013)|
|200-Yard Freestyle||1:53.34||Atlantic 10 Championships (2/20/2013)|
|100-Yard Backstroke||1:02.80||vs. Drexel (11/3/2012)|
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