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Pitt Invite Opens Successfully for Panthers

Host team wins eight events on the meet’s first day


Women Best Irish as Pitt Concludes Weekend Dual Meet

Panthers show improvement across the board from this time last season


Pitt Completes First Day of Dual Meet with Hokies, Irish

Emily Murphy records wins in the 100 free, with 200 free relay


Pitt Swimmers Perform Well in Elite Events

Two Panthers turned in Olympic Trial cuts during summer competitions


Men Win Eastern Zone, Women Second At Speedo Sectionals

Zach Lierley qualifies for two finals and earns a Junior Nationals time in one.

2015-16: Raced on winning 200 and 400 free relay teams at Virginia Tech/Notre Dame and finished 5th in the 50 free (24.08) …Swam in the 200 yard freestyle and participated in the 200 yard freestyle relay and the 400 yard medley relay against Bucknell... Competed in the 50 yard freestyle and the 100 yard freestyle, while helping her relay team win the 200 yard free relay and her 200 yard medley relay team place fourth against Georgia Tech.

In the season opener against Duke, placed fifth in the 50 free and sixth in the 100 free ... At Georgia Tech/Georgia Southern, was fifth in both the 50 and 100 free and helped Pitt win the 400 free relay ... Won the 50 free and led Pitt to the fastest time in the 200 free relay against St. Bonaventure ... Finished first in the 100 free and sixth in the 200 free versus Bucknell ... Took fifth in the 50 free at Notre Dame/Virginia Tech ... At the Pitt Invite, placed sixth in the 50 free, 11th in the 100 free and helped Pitt to second in the 200 free relay ... Finished third in the 50 free at Denison ... Placed second in the 100 free and fifth in the 200 free at the Senior Recognition Meet ... Was third in the 50 free and helped Pitt win the 400 free relay at Villanova ... At the ECAC Championships, swam in one championship final, placing sixth in the 100 free, and one consolation final, taking ninth in the 50 free, in addition to helping Pitt finish second in the 400 free relay.

Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll ... Finished first in the 50 freestyle against St. Bonaventure...Finished second in the 100 freestyle against St. Bonaventure... Finished first in the 200 freestyle relay against St. Bonaventure... Finished first in the 200 medley relay against Bucknell...Against Notre Dame and Virginia Tech, she earned a second place finish in the 400 free relay...Made the final in the 100 free at the Pitt Invite and finished second in the 400 free relay...Competed at the ATaT Winter Nationals...Finished fourth in the 50 free against Villanova...Finished first in the 200 free relay at the Western Pa. Invite...Competed at the ACC Championship, where she helped the 200 medley relay break a school record (1:40.64), also she helped the 200 free relay finish in the top ten.

High School: Was the winner in the 50 freestyle of the Summer Nats in 2013...World Trials Qualifer in 2013...Olympic Trials Qualifier in 2012...four-time Eastern Canadien Champs Qualifer...Age Group National gold medalist in the relay her last two years...Top 50 in Canada for her age group all four years of High School...set four club records her senior year of club swimming...ran cross-country, track and played volleyball in high school...was an honor roll student all four years.

Personal: Born October 7, 1994...daughter of Laszlo and Elisabeth Poscai...has a older brother, David (22)...majoring in neuroscience.

Pocsai's Personal Best Performances
Event Time Date Venue
50 Free
23.51 2/19/2014 ACC Championships
100 Free
51.80 11/22/2013 Pitt Invitational
200 Free
1:54.76 2/19/2014 ACC Championships
50 Back
29.25 1/18/2014 vs. Denison/JMU
100 Back
59.62 11/22/2014 Pitt Invitational

Melissa Pocsai

Melissa  Pocsai


Richmond Hill, Ontario

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