California Virtual Academy
Finished fifth in the grand final of the Oak Ridge Invitational as a member of the second varsity eight in the two seat ... Placed third in the grand final as a member of the second varsity eight at the Conference USA Championships ... Helped team finish second in the second varsity eight in the two seat at the Big 12 Championships ... Rowed two seat as team finished fifth in the second varsity eight grand final at the San Diego Crew Classic ... Claimed wins over Louisville and UCF at the Longhorn Invitational as a member of the second varsity eight in the two seat ... Sat two seat of the varsity four at the OU Invitational defeating Kansas, Creighton and SMU.
Finished sixth in the two seat of the championship eight "A" at the Head of the Hooch ... Rowed in the open eight "B" two seat finishing third ... Rowed as a member of the collegiate eight "B" in the three seat and the collegiate four "B" three seat at the Head of the Oklahoma.
Member of the NorCal Crew for four years ... Received coaches' award for 2008-2009 season ... Grand finalist at the 2009 Southwest Junior Regional Championships ... Placed 15 out of 74 in 2009 Head of the Charles Regatta.
Full name is Melissa Simpson ... Parents are Laure and Tim Simpson ... Has two siblings, Michelle and Summer ... Meteorology major.