2004- Second-team VaSID All-State selection ... named to the Louisville Courtyard by Marriott All-Tournament Team (9/3-4) ... appeared in all 30 matches and 112 games ... led the Cavaliers in digs with 611 (third all-time in school history in a single season) ... her 5.46 digs per game were second in the ACC and set a new single-season school record ... the 5.46 digs per game ranked 26th among all Division I players and led all freshman ... third on the team with 35 service aces ... recorded 20 or more digs in 16 matches and reached double figures in digs in 27 of 30 matches ... led the team in defensive saves in 25 of 30 matches ... set a career-high with 37 digs against Duke (9/26) to go along with two assists and two service aces ... the 37 digs ties for the fifth best single match total in school history ... selected to the 2004-2005 ACC Academic Honor Roll.
High School--A four-year volleyball letterwinner for Stratford High School ... helped lead Stratford to three consecutive Texas state 5A semifinal appearances and runners-up honors in 2002 ... earned All-District accolades in 2002 and 2003 ... led the district in both kills and digs in 2003 ... a member of the 2003 Texas Girls Coaches Association All-State Team ... 2003 team captain and played both outside hitter and middle blocker ... Most Valuable Hitter at the 2003 Spring Branch and CyFair tournaments ... selected to the 2003 Pearland All-Tournament Team ... recognized on PrepVolleyball Dream Team in March 2003 as a hitter and in April 2004 as a libero ... also competed in track, basketball and softball at Stratford ... competed at the Junior Olympics for seven years ... played on the Texas Tornados club team for seven years ... also played club ball for 18 Nike Team ... member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes ... an honor student ... National Merit Commended Scholar ... AP Scholar ... named in Who's Who Among American High School Students ... graduated cum laude ... member of the Student Council Executive Board as a senior and a Student Council Representative for three years.
Personal--Daughter of Cathy and Jack Caldwell ... born 5/12/86 in Houston, Texas ... has an older brother, Ryan, who graduated from the University of Texas in 2005 ... father played baseball and soccer at Davidson College ... hobbies include co-ed baseball, singing and dancing ... member of Delta Zeta sorority ... served as a Student Athlete Mentor in 2005-06 and will do so again in 2006-07 ... an economics major.
Why Melissa chose UVa--"Virginia was my dream school and a perfect fit for me."
Caldwell's Career Statistics
Butts' Bond With Benkert GrowingFootball10/18/17A redshirt junior from the Philadelphia area, UVA tight end Evan Butts has become one of quarterback Kurt Benkert's most reliable targets.Salt Evolving Into Pivotal PresenceMen's Basketball10/17/17A redshirt junior from New Zealand, 6-11 center Jack Salt has grown into a team leader for UVA, which has made four straight NCAA tournament appearances.Cavalier Men's Basketball NotebookMen's Basketball10/16/17The season starts Nov. 10 for the Cavaliers, whose third annual Pepsi Blue-White scrimmage is Sunday afternoon at JPJ.
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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