c-swim Melissa Birkenmeier Bio - Loyola University Maryland Official Athletic Site

  Melissa Birkenmeier
Melissa Birkenmeier

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Havertown, Pa.

High School:
Cardinal O'Hara

Event:
Free


At Loyola: Part of three record-setting relay teams ... helped set the 200 medley relay mark (1:52.20) last year by swimming final leg of race ... swam second leg of record-setting 400 medley relay team, which recorded a time of 3:38.12 ... assisted in setting school record in 200 meter medley relay as a freshman with a time of 2:09.08 ... MAAC All-Academic Team selection.

Background: Swam four years at Cardinal O'Hara, serving as team captain during senior year ... led the team to Catholic League titles three straight years ... named as team MVP during junior and senior seasons ... received Presidential Scholarship and Thomas Murphy Scholarship ... outstanding student who has been named to the Dean's List ... has two sisters ... younger sister, Sarah, is a freshman swimmer at Loyola ... daughter of Richard and Mary Beth Birkenmeier ... born on May 7, 1984 ... majoring in Sociology with a Photography minor at Loyola.