|High School:||St. Mary's HS|
UC Santa Barbara
2013-14 Big West All-Freshman Team
As a freshmen, played in all 30 games and made the Big West All-Freshman Team…Scored a total of 174 points with an average of 5.8 points per game…She had her best offensive performances in conference play when she hit a career-high 13 points against Long Beach State (2/13/14) and UC Irvine (2/27/14)…In that same game against the 49ers, she also recorded a career-high of six assists…Totaled 22 offensive rebounds and 57 defensive rebounds…Recorded 67 assists (eighth most by a freshman in program history) with 69 turnovers…Assist to turnover ratio of 1.0…Recorded 32 steals and 4 blocks.
She earned four varsity letters playing point guard for Tom Gonsalves at St. Mary’s High School…As a senior, she averaged 8.4 points, 3.6 assists, 3.0 steals, and 2.8 rebounds per game…She helped lead the Rams to two State and CIF Championships…In her sophomore year, she led her team with 23 points in the State Semifinal game…She was presented with the Sportsmanship Award both as a junior and senior.
Melissa was born on June 9, 1995 to Peter and Mary Jemerigbe…She has three older siblings: Ben (24), Patrick (23), and Afure (21)…Goes by Nom, Nome, or O...She roots for the Miami Heat…Her favorite athletes are Diana Taurasi and Sue Bird…Winning her second state championship is her most memorable athletic achievement…Her favorite movies include Hope Floats and A Goofy Movie…Girlcode is her favorite television show…She enjoys listening to music by John Mayer and Wale…Her favorite novel is The Notebook and enjoys other books by Nicholas Sparks…She likes to sing and dance in her free time….She was also recruited by Pepperdine and Pacific…She is studying to be a Psychology major with a minor in Sociology.