Melissa Gergel

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Glenwood, IL University of Oregon Knoxville, TN

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Melissa Gergel

Born in Hazel Crest, IL, Melissa attended Marian Catholic High School. Following a successful prep campaign in Illinois, Melissa brought her talents to the University of Oregon, where she earned a degree in Human Physiology with a minor in Biology. Finishing in just 3 years, Melissa began a graduate program in clinical exercise physiology in the fall of her 4th year and completed her Master of Science degree in 2012.

 

While competing for the Ducks, Melissa was a 7-time All-American, a Pac-10 and NCAA…

About Melissa

  • Coach: Tim Mack
  • Agent: Karen Locke
  • Philanthropic involvement: JDRF & Go Red For Women
  • Training hurdles: Os Trigonum, Stress Fractures
  • Special skills: Coaching and Personal Training

Melissa had an accessory bone in each of her ankles, a condition known as Os Trigonum. She had surgery in 2011 to remove the extra bone from her take off leg (left). She has also had 2 stress fractures.

 

Bio Image courtesy of Kevin Morris Photographer

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RT @AshtonJEaton: Hanging with a couple of my families this morning in #SectionZero! Great to be with #CokeFamily and back with my ducks. #…

Hey East Tennessee, I wish you felt as passionately about solving your drug abuse problem as you do about the UT at… https://t.co/l5O9Dgx23t