Melanie Covert
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Alamo, Calif.

High School:
Monte Vista HS '04

Height:
5-8

Event:
Sprint Free/Back

Major:
International Agricultural Development

2006-07: Tallied 12.0 points at Big West Conference Championships... Advanced to consols in three events: 100 back (10th), 100 free (13th), 200 free (16th)... Hit season-best times of 52.75 in 100 free, 1:56.08 in 200 free during conference prelims... Also member of 3rd-place 400 free relay team... Hit season-best 100 back of 58.72 at Akron Invite, the 3rd-fastest Aggie performance for the year (behind Jennifer Ginsberg).

2005-06: Scored 18.0 points at Big West Conference... Reached final in 100 free (8th), hitting season-best 52.36 in prelims... Advanced to consols in two other events, placing 12th in 100 back (58.10), 15th in 50 free (24.53).

2004-05: Advanced at Big West Conference meet in three events... Placed 12th in 100 back (59.82) to score six team points... That mark ranks 8th in school record book... Also finished 18th in 50 free (24.64), 20th in 100 free (53.66).

MONTE VISTA HS '04: Lettered in both swimming and water polo... Advanced to North Coast Section championships in both 200 free (8th) and 100 free (15th) in 2004... Selected as team MVP as a senior... Team captured East Bay Athletic League title that year... Helped lead water polo team to CIF-NCS title as a senior... Polo squad captured three straight EBAL championships... Won aquatics program's Lucia Venos Memorial Scholarship... Swam for San Ramon Valley Livermore Aquatics for two years.

PERSONAL: Born in Alamo, Calif.... Majoring in international agricultural development... Parents are Craig Covert and Tamara Bryant... Career highlight was helping her team win the EBAL title as a senior.