Melissa McDonald
    Melissa McDonald


    Johnsburg, Ill.

    High School:


    182 Salukis earn academic honors from MVC

    Six earn presigious President's Council Academic Award


    Salukis prepare for Indiana State Pre-National Invitational on Saturday

    The men's 8K Blue Race begins at 11 a.m., and the women's 6K Blue Race will start at 11:40 a.m.


    Saluki women win Gold 5K, men finish 16th in Blue 8K at Notre Dame Invitational

    This is the third team win for the Saluki women this season, the most to start a season under head coach Matt Sparks and the most in a single season since 2008 for the SIU women.


    Salukis dominate Saluki Invitational, sweep both men's and women's races

    Zach Dahleen took victory in the men's 8K, and Kelley Gallagher won her first career race in the women's 5K.


    Saluki women, Darnell cruise to victory at EIU Walt Crawford Open

    Southern's women's team scored six in the top-ten, seven in the top-15 and eight in the top-25.

    TFRRS Bio

    Personal Bests
    4K 16:25.72
    5K 19:35.04

    Ran in four meets for SIU...Posted two top-25 finishes...Highest finish of the year came at the Saluki Early Bird (19th).

    Did not compete due to injury.

    Did not compete due to injury.

    High School
    Played four years of basketball and softball, three years of volleyball and one year of cross country her senior year in which she was team captain and was a sectional qualifier...Member of National Honor Society with a 3.9 GPA and graduated in the top 10 percent of her class.

    Full name is Melissa Rose McDonald...Born Jan. 14, 1992, to Dan and Sherry McDonald...Her father works for ComEd, and her mother is a dental hygienist... Has a brother, Matt, and a sister, Michelle, who played basketball at Winona State...Majoring in dental hygiene.