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Pat Mellors
Pat  Mellors

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Pittsburgh, Pa.

High School:
Central Catholic

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 180

Event:
Free/I.M.

NCAA All-American
2007: 800 F.R. (H.M.), 400 I.M. (1st), 200 I.M. (1st)
2006: 800 F.R. (H.M.), 400 I.M. (H.M.)
2005: 200 I.M. (H.M.), 400 I.M. (1st)

ACC Champion
2007: 200 I.M., 400 I.M., 800 F.R.
2006: 200 I.M., 400 I.M., 800 F.R.
2005: 200 I.M., 400 I.M.

UVA Career Bests: 200 Back (1:44.71), 200 I.M. (1:44.99)*, 400 I.M. (3:42.03)*, 200 Free (1:36.82)
*school and ACC record

One of the top swimmers in the ACC and NCAA ... will contend for a top spot at the NCAA Championships ... one of the most accomplished and versatile swimmers in the USA ... could score in multiple events at the highest level ... named the 2005 ACC Men's Freshman of the Year ... a four-time All-American and a five-time ACC champion ... holds the school and ACC records in the 200 I.M. (1:46.07) as well as the school ... ranks second in the 400 I.M. all-time at Virginia and sixth in the 200 free and 200 backstroke ... a member of the USA's World University Games Team in 2005 and 2007 ... a 2008 Olympic Trials qualifier in the 400 I.M., 200 I.M., 200 fly, and 200 free.

2005-2006- Earned honorable mention All-America honors in the 400 I.M. and 800 free relay at the 2006 NCAA Championships ... was 13th in the 400 I.M. and helped Virginia finish 13th in the 800 free relay ... captured three titles at the ACC Championships ... swept the 200 I.M. and 400 I.M. for the second consecutive year and swam a leg on UVa's school and ACC meet record setting 800 free relay ... was also runner-up in the 200 backstroke (1:45.60) and set a personal best of 1:45.53 in the prelims ... set a personal record of 1:37.02 in the 200 free with his lead-off split in the 800 free relay ... also set a PR with a time of 3:45.10 in the 400 I.M. ... registered two seventh-place finishes at the 2006 ConocoPhillips National Championships - 400-meter I.M. (4:23.05) and 200 I.M. (2:03.21) ... performance in 400 I.M. earned him a spot on the USA's 2007 World University Games Team ... also placed 21st in the 200-meter free at Summer Nationals ... earned 2006 College Swimming Coaches Association of American (CSCAA) First Team Academic All-America honors ... named team MVP ... named to the inaugural All-ACC Academic Men's Swimming and Diving team ... selected to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

2004-2005- Named the ACC Men's Freshman of the Year ... earned first-team All-America honors after finishing fifth in the 400 I.M. at the NCAA Championships ... earned an honorable mention All-America award after finishing 10th in the 200 I.M. at NCAAs ... broke the school and conference records in the 200 I.M. with a time of 1:46.07 in the prelims at NCAAs ... won the ACC title in the 200 and 400 individual medley, beating the defending champion in both events ... won UVa's Rookie of the Year award ... selected to the ACC Academic Honor Roll ... was fourth in the finals of the 400-meter individual medley (4:21.79) at the 2005 World Championship Trials to earn a spot on the USA's 2005 World University Games Team ... finished fourth in the 400-meter I.M. (4:20.87) at the World University Games in Izmir, Turkey in August.

Prep & Personal- A NISCA All-American ... holds the Pennsylvania state record in the 200 individual medley ... finished second overall as a USA Swimming Scholastic All-American in 2004 ... a 2004 USA Swimming All-American in the 200 and 400 I.M.s ... member of the 2002-03 National Junior Team ... Pennsylvania state champion in the 200 I.M. and 500 free ... member of the National Honor Society ... a finalist in the 400-meter individual medley at the 2004 U.S. Olympic Trials (7th - 4:20.70) ... a semifinalist in the 200-meter I.M. at the Olympic Trials (11th --- 2:04.13) ... son of Mary Pat Lewis and John Mellors ... father played lacrosse at Dartmouth ... born Dec. 16, 1985 in New Haven, Conn. ... majoring in foreign affairs.

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