As a junior (2003-04): Recorded 16 blocks as a freshman, 48 as a sophomore and rejected 19 in 2003-04, now has 83 for her career ... Ranks No. 7 on BU's career chart in blocked shots ... Shot an impressive 55.9% from the floor, going 33-for-59 ... Scored in double figures in 12 games in her career, twice this season (Mississippi State, UPR-Mayaguez) ... Made her first trip overseas in summer of 2003 when she and Jessika Stratton traveled to Switzerland to play with Athletes in Action.
As a sophomore (2002-03): Appeared in all 35 games and started in 11 of them ... Ranked second on the team in blocked shots with 48 ... Her 1.37 blocks a game ranked her No. 9 in the Big 12 ... Averaged 13.1 minutes, 6.1 points and 2.8 rebounds a game ... Ranked second on the team in field goal percentage at .550 (94-of-171) ... Her 48 blocks ranked as the fourth best season total in BU history and her .550 field goal percentage is No. 7 on that same list ... Scored a career-high 20 points against Mercer, was 9-of-11 from the floor ... Tallied nine double-digit scoring efforts ... Blocked five shots in two games (Princeton & Texas Southern).
As a freshman (2001-02): Saw action in 20 games ... Averaged 2.7 points, 1.8 rebounds and 5.8 minutes a game ... Blocked 16 shots ... Had one double-digit scoring effort ... Scored 10 points in the Ferrell Center against Sam Houston State ... Blocked two shots in four different games ... Played a career-high 12 minutes against Kansas.
Before Baylor: A graduate of Little Cypress-Mauriceville HS in Orange, Texas where she led the Battlin' Bears to four district championships ... Over that four-year span the Bears posted a 51-1 record in district games and were 102-26 (.797) overall ... Averaged 18.8 points, 10.9 rebounds and 5.9 blocks a game as a senior ... Was named by the TABC as No. 1 "Big Man" post in the state all four years ... As a junior she was named District MVP and earned District Offensive Player of the Year as a sophomore and senior ... Earned first-team all-district and academic all-district all four years ... Was named second-team TABC All-Region as a sophomore and first-team her last two years ... TABC named her to their honorable mention all-state team as a sophomore, second-team as a junior and first-team her senior season ... She earned District 20-4A Offensive Player of the Year honors her sophomore and senior seasons and was the district's MVP as a junior ... Named Who's Who Among American High School Students four times.
Personal: Full name is Melanie Nicole Hamerly ... Nickname is The Hammer ... Daughter of Joe and Carolyn Hamerly of Orange, Texas ... Born Nov. 24, 1982 in Orange, Texas ...Has a younger brother Randy who is 17 ... Majoring in education in all-level human performance and health ... Plans on going back to coach in her hometown ... Selected Baylor over Louisiana Tech, Northwestern and Lamar ... Chose Baylor because of the outstanding academics and Christian environment ... Hobbies include cooking, poetry, shopping, singing, dancing and seeing new places in the world ... Took nine years of dance and was a two-time national champion clogger.
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