Melissa Gregson
Melissa  Gregson


Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.

High School:
Rancho Cucamonga HS






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2012 Conference USA Preseason Player of the Year
2011 Conference USA Player of the Year
2011 NFCA All-Region Second Team
2011 All-Conference USA First Team
2010-11 Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
C-USA Hitter of the Week (March 28, 2011)
2009-10 Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
2008-09 Conference USA All-Freshman Team
2008-09 Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll

2011 Season (Junior
Became the third Cougar to be named the C-USA Player of the Year ... Led the conference in home runs (16), RBIs (43) and ranked third in slugging percentage (.678) ... Against conference opponents, Gregson was even more dangerous hitting a league-high .418 with 10 home runs and 26 RBIs ... Also ranked third in hits (28) and runs scored (20) ... Not just a power hitter, Gregson was dangerous squared at the plate as she ranked second in sacrifice bunts (15) while playing left field, catcher and first base ... Named the C-USA Hitter of the Week (March 28) after hitting 5-for-8 with three home runs, five RBIs in a double-header, and being walked three times the following day ... Had three multi-home run games during the year ... Hit .321 in the post season with 4 RBIs.

2010 Season (Sophomore)
Slugged eight home runs in 53 games to tie for second on the team ... Sparked for the team's longest hitting streak at nine games ... Went 1-for-3, tallying one RBI in season-opening win against No. 14 Ohio State (Feb. 12) ... Went 1-for-4 and scored a run against No. 21 Louisville (Feb. 13) ... Went 1-for-2, blasting a home run to record one run and an RBI in win against Sam Houston State (Feb. 14) ... Scored a run and drew a walk in victory against No. 16 Louisiana-Lafayette (Feb. 19) ... Went 1-for-4, scoring two runs in win against UTSA (Feb. 19) ... Went 1-for-3 with an RBI against Iowa State (Feb. 20) ... Collected three RBI hitting a home run against No. 15 Texas (Feb. 21) ... Went 1-for-1, blasting a home run with an RBI in win against Jacksonville State (Feb. 26) ... Hit another home run in third consecutive game, recording three RBI in win against Southern (Feb. 27) ... Went 1-for-4 with an RBI against No. 16 LSU (Feb. 28) ... Made LSU Tiger Invitational All-Tournament Team ... Drove in one RBI and scored two runs, going 1-for-2 in game one shutout against Southern (March 11) ... Blasted a double and went 2-for-4, collecting three RBI and two runs in win against Southern (March 11) ... Collected one RBI and scored a run in game two of the Southern Miss series (March 13) ... Went 1-for-2 with a run in the game three to help the Cougars shutout and sweep the Golden Eagles (March 14) ... Blasted two home runs, driving in three RBI in game two of the North Dakota State doubleheader (March 16) ... Recorded two hits and a walk in the UCF series (March 20-21) ... Went 1-for-3, scoring the team's only run in game one of the Georgia Tech doubleheader (March 23) ... Recorded a hit in each game of the UTEP series, scoring three runs and two RBI total (March 27-28) ... Went 3-for-6 in the Louisiana-Lafayette doubleheader (March 30) ... Recorded a hit in every game of the UAB series including a home run in game three and scored two runs with an RBI (April 2-3) ... Went 2-for-3 with a run, an RBI and a stolen base in 10-0 shutout against Prairie View A&M (April 6) ... Scored two runs and recorded three hits and two RBI in Memphis sweep (April 10-11) ... Recorded three runs, four RBI and four hits, including a home run, in the ECU series win (April 24-25) ... Hit a double in three consecutive games in the Marshall series (May 1-2) ... Went a perfect 2-for-2 with two runs and two RBI in regular season finale win against Baylor (May 8) ... Knocked around two hits in the C-USA Tournament opening game against UAB (May 13) and added another in game two against East Carolina (May 14).

2009 Season (Freshman)
Went 1-for-2 in her collegiate debut (Feb. 6) against California with a solo home run ... Had two walks and eight putouts against UC-Riverside (Feb. 6) ... Went 1-for-3 against Oklahoma with nine putouts at first base (Feb. 14) ... Had one of team's two hits in the 2-0 loss against Texas State (Feb. 15) ... Went 2-for-3 with a home run against Baylor (Feb. 18) ... Hit a home run against McNeese State, knocking in two runs and had seven putouts at first base (Feb 20) ... Hit a home run for the Cougars' first run in the 3-2 win over then-No. 6 Michigan (Feb. 28) ... Hit a double against East Carolina (March 7) ... Hit a home run against Tulsa (March 16) in a 2-for-3 performance, while knocking in three runs ... Hit a double against Tulsa in the second game of the doubleheader (March 16) and recorded seven putouts ... Went 3-for-5 in the doubleheader against Texas, with a home run and an RBI (March 18) ... Hit her first career triple against Texas Southern (April 21) ... Hit a home run in a 1-for-3 performance, which scored two runs against Southern Miss (April 25) ... Hit a double and home run in a 3-for-4 performance against Southern Miss (April 25) ... Went 2-for-3 against Louisiana-Lafayette (April 28) ... Went 2-for-4 including an RBI and scoring a run in the C-USA Tournament against Southern Miss (May 7).

Graduated from Rancho Cucamonga High School in 2008 ... Coached by Mike Lindensmith ... Second-Team All-League (Baseline League) in 2005 ... 2006-2008 First-Team All-League ... CIF Champion in 2006 ... Was Most Improved Player in 2006 ... Best Offensive Player (2007-08) ... Female Athlete of the Year in 2008 ... Academic Female Athlete of Year (2008) ... Four-time Principle's Honor Roll ... Played for the California Pride for summer league.

Daughter of Steve Gregson and Lisa Matthewson ... Born Aug. 9, 1990, in Upland, Calif. ... Hobbies include playing Guitar Hero, eating and napping ... Chose Houston because it had everything she wanted in a school and she loved the people ... Also recruited by Alabama, North Texas, UC Riverside and Pittsburgh...Majoring in History.

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