Rachel Melum
Rachel  Melum

RS Senior

Iola, Wis.

High School:
Iola-Scandinavia HS



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USTFCCCA Honors Gophers for Academics

Eighteen Gophers have been named 2015 USTFCCCA All-Academic honorees


Season Recap: A Look Back at 2015

Take a look back at Minnesota's 2015 track & field season


10 Gophers Named B1G Distinguished Scholars

Ten women's track & field and cross country representatives are among Minnesota's 72 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award recipients


72 Gophers Earn B1G Distinguished Scholar Award

Nine Golden Gophers maintained a perfect 4.0 grade-point average during the 2014-15 academic year.


4x400m Relay, Murphy Secure NCAA Berths

Jessica Waldvogel, Emerald Egwim, Erin Hawkins, Titania Markland, and Nicolle Murphy secured their places at the NCAA Championships


W. Track Big Ten Outdoor Championships May 2015

Photos of Gopher Women's Track & Field at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships in May 15-17, 2015. Photos by Walt Middleton.


W.Track St.Thomas April 2015

Gopher Women's Track & Field competes at St.Thomas on April 29, 2015.


Womens Track 4.29.2015

Womens Track at the Tommie Twilight 4.29.2015


Rachel Melum

Rachel Melum

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2015 Season - Indoor: Named team captain • did not compete indoors.

2015 Season - Outdoor: Competed in the javelin at eight meets • recorded a career-best throw of 47.39m (155-6) to place third at the Big Ten Championship • finished as runner-up at the Musco Twilight with a throw of 46.68m (153-02) • qualified for the NCAA West Prelim and finished 17th with a throw of 45.82m (150-04) • won the javelin at the Jaguar Challenge and the Tommie Twilight • USTFCCCA All-Academic team honoree, Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

2014 Season - Indoor: Named team captain • did not compete during the indoor season.

2014 Season - Outdoor: Competed solely in the javelin at five meets • placed ninth with a throw of 137-08 (41.96m) at the Big Ten Championships • recorded a season-best throw of 146-06 (44.66m) for third place at TSU Relays • Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

2013 Season - Indoor: Cleared a season-best 5-2.25 (1.58m) in the high jump at the Parents Day Open, finishing sixth • high jumped at the Jack Johnson Classic and MSU Open.

2013 Season - Outdoor: Did not compete during the outdoor season • Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

2012 Season - Indoor: High jumped a season-best 5-05 (1.65m) to tie for first at the MSU Open • placed second at the Parents Day Open (5-03.25) • took fourth at the Holiday Inn Invitational with 5-03 (1.60m).

2012 Season - Outdoor: Won the high jump at the Hamline Invite • cleared a season best of 5-05 (1.65m) at the Bulldog Invitational • Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

2011 Season: Redshirted both the indoor and outdoor track & field seasons.

High School: A 2010 graduate of Iola-Scandinavia High School • high school coach was Bruce Beyersdorf • three-time Wisconsin Division 3 state high jump champion (2007, 2009 and 2010) • tied the Wisconsin Division 3 record with a jump of 5-9 at the 2009 state meet • won the 2010 title with a leap of 5-7 • also a state competitor in long jump in 2009 and 2010 • three-time Central Wisconsin Conference high jump champion • cross country team MVP twice • cross country captain as a senior • also lettered in basketball and as a statistician in football • WIAA Scholar Athlete • valedictorian of her high school class • National Honor Society member • math league member.

Personal: Born October 8, 1991 • majoring in kinesiology • daughter of John and Susie Melum • has older brothers Tyler and Bradley • brother Bradley played football at Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 2006-07 • enjoys being with friends and family, playing with her dogs, biking, canoeing, and adventures.

Melum's Indoor Career Bests (2015 Final)
Event Mark Meet (Date)
High Jump 5-5.00, 1.65m MSU Open (1/28/12)
Melum's Outdoor Career Bests (2015 Final)
Event Mark Meet (Date)
High Jump 5-5.00, 1.65m Bulldog Invitational (4/14/12)
Javelin 155-6, 47.39m Big Ten Championship (5/16/15)


New Outdoor Track and Field Facility Approved


The University’s Board of Regents approved a plan during its October meeting to construct a new, competition-level outdoor track and field stadium on the East Bank of campus

Warm-Up Lap: Q&A with Erin Hawkins


Catch up with Gophers senior sprinter Erin Hawkins as the women's track & field team trains for the upcoming season.

B1G Champions Honored at Gopher Football


The Gophers' 2016 Big Ten Championship team was honored at TCF Bank Stadium Saturday.

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