Major: Liberal Studies
Hometown: Tacoma, WA
Previous School: Tacoma Baptist High School
College: Shank is in her third season with the Lady Red Hawks.
High School: Shank 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, exercise, playing any sport, reading, learning, and showing people God's love. Her career ambition is to be a middle school teacher.
Reason for coming to Simpson: "I chose to come to Simpson because I wanted to continue my education in a Christian environment and because I loved the basketball team and coaching staff."