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Melissa Preish
Melissa Preish

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Thousand Oaks, Calif.

High School:
Westlake

Position:
OF

B/T:
L/L


10/10/2013

Softball Boasts NFCA Accolades

The Flames earned a 3.297 team GPA during the 2012-13 academic year

06/26/2013

Sixty-Four UIC Student-Athletes Named to HL 2012-13 Honor Roll

Student-athletes were honored in both the fall and spring semesters

05/17/2013

UIC Student-Athletes Go Through Commencement Services

50 student-athletes receive bachelor's degree in spring, summer sessions

05/09/2013

Flames Upset In League Tournament

The Crusaders closed the door on the Flames season in a 3-0 score.

05/09/2013

Softball Drops To Wright State, 1-0

The Flames will now play Valparaiso Thursday at 4:00 p.m. (CT).

AS A JUNIOR (2012): Leading batting average each week of the season, except one ... First Team all-Horizon League selection ... First Team College Sports Madness ...named the Horizon League Player of the Week on April 23 ... compiled a .391 average to pace the Flames ... tied for the third-most home runs with five ... posted the highest slugging and on-base percentage with .543 and .474, respectively ... started and played 50 games in centerfield ... missed one contest due to an injury ... compiled 59 hits and 31 runs in 151 at-bats ... had six doubles ... posted 17 RBI.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2011): Played in 29 and started eight games ... collected her first career home run in a 17-6 victory over Valparaiso on April 3.

AS A FRESHMAN (2010): Picked up a bunt single in her first career at-bat ... Two-time starter in the outfield against league opponents Butler and Cleveland State ... Scored the game-tying run to force extra innings at Youngstown State on April 25 ... First career double came against Indiana in Las Vegas on February 19.

PREP AND PERSONAL: Four-time lettewinner in softball (right field) at Westlake (Ill.) ... two-time team captain ... four-time all-Marmonte League selection ... three-time MVP ... member of Relay of Life ... California Scholarship Foundation member ... three-time (2009, 2010, 2011) ... Dean's List recipient ... Athletic Academic honor roll 2010 and 2011 ... four-time (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009) ... Gold Academic Award recipient born July 28, 1991, in Downers Grove, Ill. ... daughter of Sandy and Howard Preish ... has one sister, Kimberlee ... plays for the Indiana Slammers, along with UIC teammates Coryn Schmit and Jenna Marsalli ... greatest athletic thrill to date is winning the Horizon League Championship ... currently enrolled as a kinesiology major.

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