Rachel Melum  
Rachel Melum


Iola, Wis.

High School:
Iola-Scandinavia HS




Gophers Win Four Titles in Georgia

Minnesota won the 4x100m, 1,500m, 400m hurdles and 3,000m steeplechase at the Spec Towns Invite


Throwers, Relays Lead Gophers at TSU

Devin Stanford won the hammer throw and the discus to lead Minnesota


Gophers to Begin 2014 with Northwest Open

Saturday's meet begins with field events at 11 a.m.


Miller Previews Gopher Throwing Events

Throwing coach Peter Miller is a former Golden Gopher student-athlete


Minnesota Places 167 Student-Athletes On Spring Academic All-Big Ten Teams

Women's track and field leads the way with 45 recognized individuals

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2014 Season: Named team captain.

2013 Season - Indoor: Cleared a season-best 5-2 1/4 (1.58m) in the high jump at the Parents Day Open, finishing sixth • also high jumped at the Jack Johnson Classic and MSU Open • Academic All-Big Ten selection. Outdoor: Did not compete during the outdoor season.

2012 Season - Indoor: High jumped a season-best 5-5 (1.65m) to tie for first at the MSU Open • placed second at the Parents Day Open (5-3 1/4) • took fourth at the Holiday Inn Invitational with 5-3 (1.60m). Outdoor: Won the high jump at the Hamline Invite • cleared a season best of 5-5 (1.65m) at the Bulldog Invitational • Academic All-Big Ten selection.

2011 Season: Redshirted both the indoor and outdoor 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 • plans to major 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.

Event Mark
High Jump, Indoor 5-5 (1.65m) MSU Open (1/28/12)
High Jump, Outdoor 5-5 (1.65m) Bulldog Inv. (4/14/12)
Javelin 137-6 (41.91m) Arkansas Inv. (3/31/12)