Major: Liberal Studies
Hometown: Tacoma, WA
Previous School: Tacoma Baptist High School
College: Melanie Shank is in her second season with the Lady Red Hawks. Her first season was cut short due to injury. The sophomore guard has established herself on the court as a sharp outside shooter with great passing abilities.
High School: The Tacoma, Wash., native attended Tacoma Baptist High School, where she also played volleyball, softball and soccer. Her athletic honors include All-League her sophomore season, WIAA State Athlete of the Week, league MVP her junior and senior seasons, team MVP her sophomore through senior seasons, and All-State her senior year. She played club basketball for the Shock. Her academic achievements include being a member of the National Honor Society.
Personal: Melanie is the daughter of Gerald and Angel Shank. Her hobbies include singing, reading, and music. Her favorite athlete is Ray Allen. Her career ambition is to be a teacher in a different country.
Reason for coming to Simpson: "I came to Simpson because it's a Christian school, and it seemed like a good place to grow."