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Melina Wilkison

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Player profile

  • Year Sophomore
  • Hometown Greensburg, Ind.
  • Last School Greensburg
  • Height 5-8
  • B/T R/R

Follow on Social Media
Twitter: @melina_wilkison

Ohio State Overview
• Signed her National Letter of Intent with Ohio State in November of 2020
• An OSU Scholar-Athlete majoring in marketing

Honors and Awards
• NFCA Third Team All-Midwest Region (2022)
• Big Ten Freshman of the Week (April 25)
• Big Ten All-Freshman Team (2022)
• Big Ten All-Tournament Team (2022)

As a Freshman (2022)
• Played in 49 games and started 45 times as a true freshman
• Finished with the third-highest batting average on the team at .342 with 34 runs scored, 11 doubles, four home runs and 13 RBI
• Her batting average was the seventh-highest ever for a freshman
• Had a .398 on-base percentage while hitting lead off for most of the season
• Led the team with 17 multi-hit games
• In six postseason games, hit .429 with a .714 slugging percentage, one home run, three doubles and six runs scored
• Was the Big Ten Freshman of the Week following a weekend series at Michigan where she hit .583 with three doubles and a home run
• Went 3-for-4 with a home run, double and three runs scored in the series opener, a 6-2 Ohio State victory

More on Melina
• Was named the Most Valuable Player of the Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference as a senior in 2021
• Led the Pirates in nearly every statistical category as a freshman and sophomore
• Was an All-Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference honoree in 2018 and 2019
• Team MVP and third team All-Indiana as a sophomore
• Set the single-season record with 10 triples
• Topped the conference in batting average as a freshman and sophomore (.558, .634)
• Played club ball for the Beverly Bandits
• Also helped the basketball team to two WPIAL Championships and three straight 3A Sectional Championships, which is a school record
• Was an All-District selection as a senior in 2020-21