Awards & Honors
2012 First Team All-Missouri Valley Conference
2012 MVC All-Freshman Team
2012 MVC All-Tournament Team
2012 MVC Freshman of the Week, 9/17
2012 MVC Freshman of the Week, 10/1
2012 MVC Freshman of the Week, 11/5
2012-13 Dean’s List
2012-13 MVC Academic Honor Roll
2012-13 MVC Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award
2013 Bluejay Invitational All-Tournament Team
2013 Preseason All-BIG EAST
2013-14 BIG EAST All-Academic Team
2013-14 Dean’s List
2014 BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week, 10/27
2014 BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week, 11/24
2014-15 BIG EAST All-Academic Team
2014-15 Dean’s List2014: Junior at Creighton
• Averaged 3.07 digs and 0.69 kills per set while serving 17 aces, starting 13 of her 32 appearances.
• Finished her season with 12 straight matches of 10 or more digs, the longest streak of her career and already the 14th-longest stretch in school history.
• Named BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week on Oct. 27 following a week where she averaged 5.83 digs per set in two Creighton wins.
• Thrown into the libero role for the first time in her life to start the third set vs. Marquette (Oct. 24), responding with 14 digs in the final two sets of a 3-1 win.
• Had just seven digs in the first six matches of the month of October.
• Was team’s libero two days later in 3-0 win over DePaul, finishing with 19 digs (Oct. 26), and served in that role the next 10 matches until the NCAA Tournament.
• Also BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week on Nov. 24 after averaging 5.33 digs per set in final two regular-season matches.
• Ranked 11th in BIG EAST play with 3.58 digs per set.
• Produced 11 digs in second ‘start’ as libero, a 3-0 win over Georgetown (Nov. 1).
• Dug a career-high 24 balls in 3-2 win at Butler (Nov. 8).
• Led team with 17 digs in BIG EAST Championship finals win over Xavier (Nov. 29).
• Dug 12 balls in the final two sets of NCAA Tournament match vs. Oregon State (Dec. 5).
• Had 14 kills and hit .382 in win over Lipscomb (Aug. 29).
• Also reached double-figures in kills vs. both Northern Iowa (11 on Sept. 5) and Pepperdine (10 on Sept. 12).
• Ranks 13th in CU history with 961 career digs.2013: Sophomore at Creighton
• A Preseason All-BIG EAST selection, she went on to average 1.62 kills and 2.41 digs per set.
• Named to Bluejay Invitational All-Tournament Team.
• Owned 14 matches with 10+ digs and five contests with 10+ kills.
• Season-high in kills was 12 vs. No. 11 UCLA on Sept. 14 and matched that against Georgetown on Nov. 9.
• Owned season-high of 15 digs twice, done vs. both No. 13 BYU (Aug. 30) and at Bowling Green (Aug. 31).
• Tied a season-high with three aces vs. DePaul (Oct. 11).
• Turned in four blocks in consecutive road matches at Marquette (Oct. 25) and DePaul (Oct. 26).
• Started first 48 matches of her career before coming off the bench on Oct. 13 vs. Marquette.
• Had season-high five blocks in 3-1 win at Georgetown (Nov. 9).
• Tied for ninth in BIG EAST play with 0.25 aces per set.
• Finished second on the team with 22 aces.
• Helped Creighton to an NCAA Tournament victory vs. Arkansas with eight digs, five kills and three blocks (Dec. 6).2012: Freshman at Creighton
• Became the first freshman in program history named First Team All-MVC.
• Named to MVC’s All-Freshman Team and MVC All-Tournament Team.
• Third on the team in digs and kills and second with seven double-doubles.
• Named MVC Freshman of the Week on Sept. 17, Oct. 1 and Nov. 5.
• Among MVC freshmen, ranked second in kills per set (2.47), third in hitting percentage (.236) and fourth in digs per set (2.74).
• Owned 10 or more kills in all seven matches against league heavyweights UNI, Wichita State and Missouri State.
• Slammed 10 kills in eight straight matches (Nov. 2-24), third-longest streak by a CU freshman.
• Produced 14 digs and five kills in debut vs. UCF (Aug. 24).
• Had 10 or more digs in 13 matches, including a high of 20 at Kansas (Sept. 19).
• League’s only freshman to post a double-double in MVC debut, with 15 kills, 10 digs and seven blocks in Valley lid-lifter vs. Missouri State (Sept. 14).
• Had career-high 18 kills to go with eight digs and six blocks in win at Evansville (Sept. 29).
• Did not have an attack error in 72 swings on Oct. 5-6 weekend and had a streak of 139 swings from early in first set vs. Evansville (Sept. 29) until early in third set at Illinois State (Oct. 12) between attack errors.
• Finished with 13 kills and 15 digs in 3-1 win vs. Illinois State (Nov. 10).
• Tallied 14 kills and 16 digs in win at Bradley (Nov. 2), then followed it with 15 kills and 15 digs one night later in win at Northern Iowa (Nov. 3).
• Had 15 kills while hitting .368 in MVC Tourney semifinal vs. Illinois State (Nov. 23), then added 10 kills and eight digs in MVC Tournament title match win vs. Wichita State (Nov. 24).
• Produced 15 digs in NCAA Tournament debut vs. Marquette (Nov. 30).
• One of two freshmen in the MVC to average at least 2.40 kills and 2.40 digs per set, along with her high school teammate Ashley Rosch of Illinois State.Cary-Grove High School
• Named all-area, all-conference and to the Illinois All-Star Team as a senior.
• Also named all-conference her junior campaign.
• Earned Academic All-Fox Valley Conference honors as a senior.
• Also recognized by the Illinois State Board of Education with a Prairie State Achievement Award.
• Named All-Area by the Northwest Herald as both a junior and senior.
• Owned 330 digs and 321 kills, along with 45 aces her senior season.
• As a junior, helped team to a 41-1 record and a six-week run as the nation’s top team, finishing second in state.
• Won state as a sophomore in 2009, and team was second in 2010 & 2011.
• Coached by Patty Langanis, her team had five Division I players her junior year, including Kelly Lamberti (Ohio), Colleen Smith (DePaul), Ashley Rosch (Illinois State) and Allison Whimpey (Tennessee-Martin).
• Her Sky High club team won the AAU Junior National Championship in the summer of 2010 and 2011, and was second at USA Jr. National Championships in 2012.
• Named to All-Tournament Team at 2012 AAU USA Junior Nationals.
• Verbally committed to Creighton the night before the Bluejays defeated Iowa State in the 2010 NCAA Tournament.More About Melanie
Sept. 28, 1993
Gary and Renee Jereb
Environmental Science and Biology
Owning an animal shelter
Summer 2015 Job
Intern at Nebraska Wildlife Rehab Inc.
Favorite Twitter Account To Follow
Favorite TV Show
Game of Thrones
To have no superstitions
Favorite Road Trip With The Team
Favorite Vacation Spot
Custer State Park, S.D.