Lanky long-range shooter who improved her defensive play and rebounding during her Miami career … Started the first eight games of the season before being replaced by Amanda Jackson in the starting lineup. Was Miami’s first guard off the bench … Named team co-captain at the beginning of the season, along with former high school teammate and long-time friend Colleen Day … Tied for fifth all-time at Miami in career 3-point field goals made (136) and sixth all-time in 3-point field goals attempted (424) … Ranks sixth on the team in scoring, fifth in rebounding and second in 3-point field goals. Is one of three players to own a positive assist/turnover ratio (1.2) … Excercise Science major who has been accepted to medical school … Nominated for CoSIDA Academic All-District honors.
Enjoyed career game in Dec. 11 win at Indiana State, pouring in a career-high 23 points, including 19 in the first half. Finished 10-of-20 from the field, setting a career-high in field goals made … Played a key role in Miami’s 67-65 win at Toledo (Feb. 8), which ended a 14-game losing skid to the Rockets. Drained 7-of-9 outside field goals, including two treys late in the second half, to total 18 points against a defense that was focused on slowing Miami’s offense in the paint … Broke out of a mini-shooting slump at Akron (Jan. 10), totaling 11 points and connecting on a season-tying high three 3-point field goals … Enjoyed a solid MAC Tournament run, converting 6-of-11 field goals and averaging 9.0 ppg, including 15 versus Bowling Green (March 12).
Tallied 12 points off 4-of-8 shooting in season-opening defeat of Valparaiso (Nov. 23) at the Spartan Chevrolet Classic … Tallied season-high 17 points, including four 3-pointers, in Nov. 30 loss at Georgia Tech in the championship game of the Georgia Tech Marriott NW Classic … followed up with 13 points off 5-of-9 shooting versus Wright State (Dec. 7) … recorded 10 points and six rebounds in Dec. 28 defeat of Butler … snagged a career-high four steals in loss at TCU (Dec. 3) … totaled eight points and a season-high 10 rebounds against Ohio (Jan. 14) … grabbed an offensive rebound, was fouled and converted two free throws to put Miami ahead for good in overtime defeat of Ohio (Jan. 14) … after a four-game drought without a 3-point field goal, poured in five treys in a Jan. 18 loss to Toledo … tallied 10 points, including 5-of-6 free throws, in overtime defeat of Eastern Michigan (Jan. 28) … dished a season-high four assists and swiped three steals in Feb. 3 overtime loss at Ball State … netted 13 points, including 4-of-8 3-point field goals in March 1 loss to Buffalo … poured in 11 points and grabbed two steals in MAC Quarterfinal defeat of Eastern Michigan (March 12).
Top reserve … one of three players to play in all 30 games this season … Verizon Academic All-America nominee … ranked fourth on the team in scoring and second in 3-point field goals … shot 40 percent from beyond the 3-point arc in MAC play while averaging 10.1 points versus MAC opponents … nearly doubled her rebounding average from a year ago … averaged 1.81 3-pointers per game in MAC games to rank ninth in the MAC … ranked 13th in the MAC in overall 3-point field goals made, averaging 1.47 per game … ranks eighth among Miami’s career top 10 for 3-point field goals (66) … Miami’s leading free throw shooter, shooting 86 percent … tallied 12 double-digit scoring efforts and two double-doubles this season … made first collegiate start in Nov. 16 loss at Portland … had eight points and seven rebounds in Nov. 18 loss at Oregon … nearly completed first collegiate double-double versus Valparaiso (Nov. 28), scoring a season-high 15 points while grabbing a career-best nine rebounds … dished out a career high four assists in Dec. 2 Butler win … suffered a broken nose versus Kentucky (Dec. 5) but returned the next game at Clemson (Dec. 8) to start and play 23 minutes … tallied 11 points in St. Francis (Pa.) win on Dec. 21 … hit 3-of-4 3-pointers to tally 11 points versus Buffalo (Jan. 3) … contributed 18 points and 10 rebounds while notching first career double-double versus Akron (Jan. 9) … hit 3-of-4 3-point field goals and finished with 11 points in Jan. 19 loss to Northern Illlinois … notched career-highs of 20 points and four 3-point field goals in Jan. 23 loss at Eastern Michigan … tallied 12 points, including two 3-pointers, in Feb. 19 defeat of Marshall… has hit at least three 3-pointers in six MAC games … had 10 points off 4-of-4 shooting versus Ohio (Feb. 23) … tallied second career double-double in first-round defeat of Akron, recording 10 points and 10 rebounds. Hit three 3-point field goals and tallied 11 points in semifinal loss to Kent State.
A key contributor as a freshman, played in all 29 games, averaging 15.4 minutes per game … shot 35 percent from beyond the three-point arc (27-of-76), ranking fourth on the team for players with more than 20 attempts … averaged 5.8 points per game … totaled six double-digit scoring performances on the season … hit 12 points while snaring six rebounds in Dec. 6 loss at Detroit … netted a career-high 17 points off stellar 6-of-8 shooting, eight rebounds and four steals versus Valparaiso (Dec. 31) … amassed 11 points in Jan. 13 defeat of Central Michigan, while hitting 3-of-4 3-pointers … poured in 12 points off 5-of-9 shooting in Jan. 30 defeat of Kent State … hit consecutive double-digit games versus Marshall (Feb. 21) and Akron (Feb. 24), draining 10 points each night.
Coached by Judy Blair at Holy Name High School … teammate of fellow-senior Colleen Day at Holy Name … member of AAU national championship team along with Day and Kim Lancaster … member of regional championship team as a senior … helped team to a combined record of 83-15 during her four years … North Coast League MVP as a junior and senior … all-state special mention as a senior … amassed 1,573 points in her prep career (16.7 ppg) … finished as second leading all-time scorer at Holy Name … averaged 17.1 points, 7.1 rebounds, 2.7 steals and 2.8 assists per game as a senior … named team MVP as a junior … three-time all-district selection … earned Cleveland Plain Dealer Player of the Week honors … awarded Cleveland Plain Dealer “Best of the Best” plaudits … four-time first-team all-conference … team captain as a senior.
Named Melanie Marie Kozlowski … born July 24, 1982 … daughter of Sue and Mike Kozlowski … an exercise science major.