22 - Melissa Zornig
Melissa Zornig
Birth Date: 06/19/1992
Height: 5-8
Year: Senior
Hometown: Coto de Caza, Calif.
High School: Santa Margarita HS
Position: Guard

UC Santa Barbara
2012-2013: As a junior, played in all 33 games while averaging 28.2 minutes played each time out… Shot 37.9 percent from the field and 81 percent from the free throw line, good for second on the team… Averaged 8 points per game, third on the team… Passed out 71 assists on the season, a 2.2 average per game, second highest on the team… Recorded a 1.4 assist to turnover ratio, the best on the team… Scored a season high 24 points against UC Davis on Jan. 12, connecting on 5 of 9 three point attempts… Against Vanguard on Nov. 5, tossed 6 assists around to her teammates and collected 8 rebounds, both season highs… In Big West play, averaged 30.3 minutes per game, second among guards on the team… Averaged 9 points per game along with 36 assists and 34 rebounds.

2011-12: As a sophomore, she played in every game for the second straight year…Started 12 games, while being one of six players to see action in all 33 games…Totaled 796 minutes (24.1 per game average)…Averaged 6.8 points per game…Shot 35.9 percent from the field (89-for-248) and 81.8 percent from the free throw line (18-for-22)…Second on the team in three point percentage with 30.9 percent…Third on the team in three point field goals made with 29…Had a career high 23 points vs. Pacific on Mar. 9 in which she went 9-for-12 from the floor and 2-for-3 from downtown…Set a new career-high with 37 minutes in the third game of the season vs. St. Mary’s, where she had nine points, seven rebounds and five assists…Matched her career-high 37 minutes vs. New Mexico State on Dec. 19, where she had 13 points and three assists…Third on the team with 64 assists…Had 17 points vs. USF on Dec. 2, going 5-for-7 from three-point range in 27 minutes, tying the team lead for most threes in one game…Dished out a career-high six assists vs. Pepperdine on Dec. 16 and added eight points in 36 minutes…Tallied 225 points, 72 rebounds, 64 assists and 20 steals…In Big West action, Zornig played in all 16 games, with four starts…She played 337 total minutes (21.1 per game average)…Added 84 points (5.3 per game average), 25 assists and 25 rebounds. 

2010-11: As a freshman, was one of only five players to see action in all 31 games, with 2 starts…Played 540 minutes (17.4 per game average)…Shot 33 percent from the floor, and 74 percent from the free-throw line on the season…88 of her 180 shots came from beyond the 3-point line…Hit on 33.0 percent of her 3-pointers…Scored 179 points (5.8 per game average), with 48 assists and 17 steals…Scored career-high 17 points on Jan. 13 against UC Irvine, a game in which she went 7-for-9 from the floor and 2-for-4 from the free-throw line, and continued to see double-digits in 4 out of the 5 following games played…Played career-high 35 minutes on Nov. 20 against University of Idaho, where she had 10 points, 5 rebounds, and 1 assist…In Big West play, Zornig saw 257 minutes of playing time (16.1 per game average)…She had 96 points (6.0 per game average), 3 blocks, 6 steals, 12 assists, and 24 rebounds.  

HIGH SCHOOL
A graduate of Santa Margarita High School, Zornig earned four varsity letters under Coach Matt Houser…From 2006-2009, was recognized with All-State, All-County, All-CIF, and All-League honors…Was a McDonalds All-American her Senior year ...T wo-time league MVP and CIF Player of the Year…Walked away with the CIF All-Star Game MVP honors all four years in which she played…Zornig played in nine high school All-Tournament games, earning Tournament MVP twice…Recognized as the "O.C. 'Athlete of the Year'" from 2007-09…Led her team to the state semi-finals in 2007-08, the CIF Semi-Finals in 2008-09, and the CIF Championships in 2009-10…Averaged 13.5 points, 1.4 assists, 2.8 rebounds, as a freshman…As a sophomore she averaged 19.9 points, 2.4 assists, 4.4 rebounds, and 2.3 steals, as well as completing 84.1% of her free throws and 45.7% of her 3-pointers…Her junior year, she averaged 23.8 points, 3.8 assists, 6.0 rebounds, 2.8 steals…She capped off a great high school career with senior year averages of 23.7 points, 3.2 assists. 2.7 steals, while nailing 82.5% of her free throws and 35.4% of her 3-pointers…Also a great student, Zornig found herself on the Santa Margarita Dean's List five times, as well as receiving a Community Award for her studies in Earth Science and Chemistry.

PERSONAL

Melissa Nicole Zornig was born on June 19, 1992 to Scott and Wendy Zornig…Has an older brother, Jeff, who plays volleyball at Rutgers…She answers to her nickname of "Mel"…Melissa majors in Global Studies while also minoring in Spanish…Aspires to have a career in international business…Favorite movies are "Grease" and "The Hangover"…Favorite team is the Lakers…Favorite athlete is Kobe Bryant…Favorite writer is Nicholas Sparks…Her hobbies include going to the beach, shopping, and hanging out with friends and family…Her favorite TV shows are "Friends", "Family Guy", "C.S.I", and "Jersey Shore"…Most memorable sports moment is winning the CIF Championship her senior year (2010)…Was also recruited by Oregon State, Oregon, Pepperdine, San Diego and Gonzaga.

 

Year

G/GS

Min

FG/FGA

FG%

3FG/FGA

3FG%

FT/FTA

FT%

Off. Reb

Def. Reb

Tot

Avg

PF

DQ

Ast

TO

Blk

Stl

Pt.

Avg.

10-11

31-2

540

61-180

.339

29-88

.330

28-38

.737

20

30

50

1.6

18

0

48

49

4

17

179

5.8

11-12

33-12

796

89-248

.359

29-94

.309

18-22

.818

21

51

72

2.2

31

0

64

43

4

20

225

6.8

12-13

33-20

930

96-253

.379

39-120

.325

34-42

.810

16

42

58

1.8

30

0

71

49

1

20

265

8.0

13-14

4-4

136

16-51

.314

2-15

.133

15-17

.882

4

18

22

5.5

6

0

18

4

0

6

49

12.3

Totals

101-38

2402

262-732

.358

99-317

.312

95-119

.798

61

141

202

2.0

85

0

201

145

9

63

718

7.1

 
 
 
 

Career Highs

 

Points

24

vs. UC Davis

1/12/13

Rebounds

7

vs. St. Marys   

11/17/11

Assists

7

vs. Cal State Northridge

1/29/11

Steals

4

at Cal State Northridge

1/24/13

Blocks

1

nine times

nine times

FG Made

9

vs. Pacific

3/9/12

FG Attempted

15

three times

three times

FT Made

7

vs. Mississippi State

11/21/13

FT Attempted

9

vs. Mississippi State

11/21/13