Purdue Personal Preferences In Her MP3 Player: John Mayer
Favorite Authors: Jodi Picoult & Sharon Olds
Favorite Actors: Colin Farrell & Rachel McAdams
Last Concert Attended: Dave Matthews
Favorite Food: Mashed Potatoes
Favorite Meal: Breakfast
Favorite Month: June
Favorite Holiday: Thanksgiving
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Ultimate Frisbee
Favorite Building on Campus: Wiley Dining Court
Favorite Big City: Las Vegas
Unique Travel Locale: Costa Rica
Foreign Country You'd Most Like to Visit: Spain
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Mark Dziak, English
Furry Friend: A Cat named Frog
Other Hobbies/Interests: Reading, Writing, Eating & Fishing
2012-13: Academic All-Big Ten... Robinson competed primarily in the breaststroke events... season-best times in the 100 (1:02.40) and 200 breast (2:16.22) from the Big Ten Championships both ranked second fastest on the team in 2012-13... moved into fifth and eighth place in program history in the breaststroke events with those personal-best times... swam on the breaststroke leg on the 400 medley relay team at the Big Ten Championships that posted a season-best time and the seventh-fastest mark in program history... placed sixth in the B final of the 100 breast at Big Tens to account for three team points... also qualified for the C final of the 200 breast at Big Tens... accounted for 15 team points by placing fourth in the A final of the 100 breast at the Purdue Invitational... also raced in the 50 free at the Purdue Invite and Big Tens.
2011-12: Academic All-Big Ten... Robinson competed in six different events, racing most frequently in the breaststroke events... her season-best times in the 100 (1:03.54, 3rd) and 200 breast (2:19.07, 5th) both ranked among the top five on the team in 2011-12... posted her 100 breast time while finishing fourth in the C final at the Big Ten Championships... her 100 breast time also ranks 11th fastest in program history... also competed in the 50 free and 200 breast at Big Tens... season-best time in the 200 breast recorded at the Ohio State Invitational while finishing third in the B final... accounted for 11 team points at Ohio State after also placing fourth in the B final of the 100 breast... swam the 100 free in the dual meet victory against Michigan State... competed in the 200 IM in the dual win against Miami... raced in the 100 fly at the Indiana Intercollegiates.
2010-11: Robinson competed primarily in the breaststroke events... swam the 200 breast in every meet in which she competed except the Indiana Intercollegiates... did likewise in the 100 breast in every meet except the dual win at Michigan State... competed in the 100 and 200 breast (2:20.20) and 200 IM (2:11.20) at the Big Ten Championships, posting season-best times in the 200 breast and 200 IM... season-best time in the 100 breast (1:05.59) was recorded at the Purdue Invitational... her top time in the 200 breast ranked fourth best on the team in 2010-11... competed in the 100 and 200 breast and 200 IM at the Purdue Invitational, qualifying for the C final of both breaststroke events... finished third in the C final of the 100 breast at the Purdue Invite.
Before Purdue: Four-time varsity letter-winner...three-time All-American...qualified for the IHSAA state meet all four years...winner of seven sectional titles...at the IHSAA state meet, placed third in the 100 breast in 2009 and fifth in the 100 breast in 2010...also qualified for state in the in the 200 IM in 2010, the 100 breast in 2008, and the 50 and 100 free in 2007...four-time team MVP...Crawfordsville won eight consecutive sectional titles...also competed in the 100 breast at the 2008 Long Course Nationals...National Honor Society.
Personal: Full name is Melissa Danielle Robinson...born in Greenfield, Ind....parents are Gary and Doris Robinson...family also includes brother Chris and sister Jessica...is marjoring in elementary education.