Melissa Fraser
Melissa  Fraser


Hillsburgh, Ontario

High School:
Erin District



Murer's Coaching Style is Straight From the Heart

His DePaul throwers have competed in the NCAA Finals 16 times, gaining All-American honors eight times


BIG EAST Recognizes 2011-12 All-Academic Team

A total of 150 DePaul student-athletes were honored by the conference


Men's and Women's Track & Field Teams Earn All-Academic Status

Blue Demon track and field teams prove to be elite programs in the classroom


Fraser Selected to USTFCCCA Track & Field All-Academic Team

Standout Blue Demon Javelin Thrower Competed in NCAA Championships


Six Blue Demons Receive Senior Leadership Awards

University Community Honors Ciezki, Fraser, McKnight, Nedow, Ortiz, Westley


DePaul Invitational Highlights and Interviews

Highlights and interviews from DePaul Invitational at Lane Tech Stadium.

Career Notes: Became the 2011 National Champion in the javelin throw at the Canadian Senior Championships...2009 USTFCCCA All-Academic award recipient... 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012member of the BIG EAST All-Academic team.

2011-12 (Senior)
Indoor: Competed five times in the weight throw...finished 14th at the BIG EAST Championships with a season-best throw of 16.09m...qualified for the BIG EAST Championships with each one of her other throws...placed fourth at the Blue and Gold Invitational with a throw of 15.94m...finished in seventh place at the Badger Track Classic wih a throw of 15.92m.

Outdoor: Competed eight times in the javelin throw, finsihing in the top three all eight times...won the BIG EAST Championship with a throw of 54.14m...made a career-best throw of 54.24m while winning the Tom Botts Invitational...also won the FSU Relays (54.04m), Oliver Nikoloff (52.13m), and Cardinal Twilight (49.51m)...placed second at the DePaul Invitational and Chicagoland Championships.

2010-11 (Senior)
Indoor: Finished in the top ten in the weight throw at each meet...took home third place on two occasions, first at the Blue and Gold Invitational where she registered a throw of 15.98m and second at the Illinois Intercollegiate Championship where her throw measured at 16.99m...notched a season-best throw at the ISU Classic when she reached 17.31m for fourth place...finished with a seventh-place throw at the BIG EAST Championship with a throw of 17.04m.

Outdoor: Competed in both the hammer and javelin throw... collected her third BIG EAST Champion title in the javelin when her throw of 51.95m outdistanced the second place finisher by over three meters...took home three other first place finishes in the javelin on the season, topping the podium at the 49er Classic (49.36m), the Stan Lyons Invitational (51.74m), and the Cardinal Invite (51.53m)...took home two second place finishes in the javelin, first at the DePaul Invite (45.29m) and then at the ISU Duals (45.08m)...broke the DePaul record in the hammer throw when her throw measured at 56.82m, good for first place at the Sun Angel Track Classic...also placed first in the hammer throw at the DePaul Invite (55.96m) and the Stan Lyons Invitational (55.73m)...was the second place finisher in the BIG EAST Championship hammer throw when her throw measured at a distance of 55.31m.

2009-10 (Junior)
Outdoor: 2010 BIG EAST Champion in the javelin... placed fourth in the hammer throw at the conference championships... 2010 Most Outstanding Performer... season-best hammer throw of 55.54m set a new DePaul record... season-best javelin throw of 51.47m extended her own DePaul record and ranked ninth in the nation heading into the NCAA West Preliminaries... won the javelin competition at five different meets while taking the hammer throw title at two... qualified for the NCAA Championship West Preliminary Round in both the hammer and javelin throws.

2008-09 (Sophomore)
Indoor: Recorded a team and personal-best weight throw of 15.95m at the Indiana Relays to place fifth overall... bettered the BIG EAST qualifying standard in the weight throw on three occasions... boasted six top-five finishes in the weight throw during the indoor season... finished in second place at the Purdue Invitational... surpassed the 15-meter mark six times this season... recorded a shot put of 10.35m at the Blue and Gold Meet.

Outdoor: Notches a team-best javelin throw of 48.16m at the Bobby Lane Arlington Invitational... that same distance ranked her fourth in the Mideast Region and 28th on the national descending order list... also recorded a BIG EAST Conference qualifying and team-best hammer throw of 52.99m at the Bobby Lane Arlington Invitational.

2007-08 (Freshman)
Indoor: Improved her personal record in the weight throw to 14.10m during the Purdue Invitational... placed 11th at the Carle/Health Alliance Classic with a weight throw distance of 13.97m.

Outdoor: 2008 BIG EAST Champion in the javelin throw... surpassed NCAA qualifying marks of 43.45m for the javelin throw during every throw of the season... member of the NCAA Mideast All-Region Team... holds the DePaul record in the javelin with a mark of 49.52m... first female Blue Demon thrower to qualify for the NCAA Championships... placed first or second in the javelin throw on six occasions... also surpassed qualifying marks for the BIG EAST Championships in the hammer throw on four occasions... placed third at the Chicagoland Championships with a season-best hammer throw of 47.50m.

High School: Lettered in track and field, softball and volleyball... won the 2007 Ontario Federation of School Athletic Association javelin throw title with a mark of 45.17m... named the Erin District High 2005 Female Athlete of the Year... recorded a personal-best javelin throw of 45.58m... four-time MVP of her track and field team.

Personal: Daughter of Allan and Lynn Fraser... has one sister, Sherri and one brother, Jeremy... majoring in physical education.

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