Melissa Andruzzi
Melissa Andruzzi

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Chicago, IL

High School:
The Latin School of Chicago

Event:
Breast/IM

Experience:
3V

04/09/2013

Eight Toreros named MPSF All-Academic

The list included six repeat honorees for USD and two first-timers.

02/27/2013

USD earns nine All-MPSF selections

Keenan Lineback was a 1st-teamer in the 1650 free and 400 IM.

02/24/2013

Lineback claims conference crown in 1650 free

The Toreros finished the conference meet in sixth place overall.

02/23/2013

Keenan Lineback conference champion in 400 IM

USD set four team records on day three at the MPSF Championships.

02/21/2013

Toreros wrap up day two of MPSF Championships

USD's 200 free relay posted the best finish of the day with a 4th-place showing.

01/16/2013

USD Swim & Dive 2012-13

Action shots from the 2012-13 USD swim & dive squad. Photos courtesy of Brock Scott, Scottphoto.net

USD Highlights
• 2nd-team All-MPSF: 200 IM (2011 & 2012), 400 IM (2011), 400 Free Relay (2011)
• 1st-team All-WAC (2010)
• MPSF All-Academic (2011, 2012 & 2013)
• Holds USD Records in:
• 100 Breast (1:03.24) - 2013
• 400 Free Relay (3:23.47) - 2011
• 800 Free Relay (7:23.17) - 2011
• 200 Medley Relay (1:42.95) - 2013
• 400 Medley Relay (3:46.67) - 2013

Senior (2012-13):Set a USD record in the 100 Breast (1:03.24) at the 2013 MPSF Championships... Broke the 100 Breast record earlier in the season at the Husky Invitational before setting a new record at the MPSF Championships... Member of two record-setting relays (200 Medley Relay & 400 Medley Relay)... Named MPSF All-Academic (3.56 GPA)... Swam the team's season-best times in the 200 Breast (2:16.86) and 200 IM (2:03.28)... Established new career-best times in the 100 Breast and 200 Breast at the MPSF Championships.

Junior (2011-12): Named second-team All-MPSF in the 200 IM... Earned MPSF All-Academic honors... Had team-best times in the 100 breast (1:06.39) and 200 breast (2:19.09)... Was a member of the 200 FR (1:35.20), 400 FR (3:27.82), 400 MR (3:54.07), and 800 FR (7:27.97) that posted team season-best times.

High School: Attended Latin school of Chicago ... Competed in Track and Field and Soccer in high school ... Captain her senior year on the swim team ... MVP all four years in swimming for the Romans.

Personal:Born on June 18, 1991 to Dari and Joe of Chicago, Illinois... Chose to attend USD because she wanted to study marine biology and loves the weather, and the team is awesome ... Recruited by the Naval Academy and University of Chicago.

What is your most memorable moment in your USD swimming or diving career?

My most memorable moment on the USD swim team was definitely the 200 medley relay at the WAC Championship. It was the first event of the meet and our relay was all freshman. The pool was so loud my ears were ringing, the entire USD team was lined up at the end of our lane, and I was probably the most excited I have ever been to swim.

Where is your favorite place to vacation?

Hawaii!!! What's not to love about a place where you can swim and kiss dolphins and the sunsets are gorgeous?!

Where is your favorite pool to compete in?

USD's pool. Up until this fall, I had never swam outdoors before. So, I really am loving swimming and simultaneously getting tan! Although I must say, the only drawback is the oh-so-flattering goggle tan!

Why did you choose to attend USD?

I chose USD for a couple of reasons. One, I really felt like I fit in with the team. Two, I have always wanted to work with animals when i am older and USD has a great marine biology major (plus, SeaWorld and San Diego Zoo are not too far when looking for internships) and three, the location is absolutely perfect.

What is your favorite Starbucks drink?

Tall nonfat strawberries and cream frappuccino, extra whip.

Andruzzi's Career Top Times

Event Time Meet
100 Breast 1:03.24 2013 MPSF Championships
200 Breast 2:16.86 2013 MPSF Championships
200 IM 2:03.27 2012 MPSF Championships
400 IM 4:23.32 2010 Arena Invitational