4 - Melissa Colborne
Melissa Colborne
Birth Date: 08/21/1988
Height: 6-0
Year: Senior
Hometown: Calgary, Alb.
High School: Springbank
Position: G/F

2008-09: Selected to the All-Ivy Second Team after leading the team and finishing second in the Ivy League in scoring with 15.6 points per game...Led the Ivy League is free throw percentage at .808 (156-for-193)...Played in all 28 games, including 27 starts...Reached double figures in points in 25 games...Scored 20+ points in five games...Became the 16th Yale player to score 1,000 career points, and the seventh to reach that milestone in her third season...Finished the season with 1,171 career points, slotting her at ninth all-time...Eclipsed the Yale records for free throws made in a season (156) and in a career (413)...Selected to the Subway Classic All-Tournament Team after averaging 19.0 points and 4.5 rebounds in games against North Carolina State and Minnesota on Nov. 22-23...Was also named Ivy League Player of the Week for that performance...Selected to the Courtyard LaGuardia Turkey Classic All-Tournament Team after scoring 24 points against Kentucky and 15 against New Hampshire on Nov. 28-29...Matched her own Yale single-game record by shooting 12-for-12 from the free throw line at Stony Brook on Dec. 8...Dished out a career-high eight assists at Army on Dec. 10...Made 22 consecutive free throws from Nov. 29-Dec. 10...Set a Yale single-game record with 14 made free throws at UC Riverside on Dec. 30...Matched her career-high with 27 points at Cornell on Feb. 20...Hauled in a season-high eight rebounds on two occasions.

2007-08: Selected to the All-Ivy First Team after leading the team and finishing second in the conference in scoring (15.7 ppg)...Also placed fourth in the Ivy League in field goal percentage (.474) and free throw percentage (.788)...Started all 27 games...Earned Ivy Player of the Week honors four times...Tallied 424 points, the seventh-highest single-season total in school history...Reached double figures in 21 of 27 games, including eight 20-point efforts...Named to the Hilton Concord Thanksgiving Classic All-Tournament Team after averaging 21.5 points and 4.5 rebounds against Saint Mary's and Cal State Bakersfield...Also had three blocks against Cal State Bakersfield...Posted a career-high 27 points and grabbed eight rebounds in the 81-64 win over Stony Brook (Dec. 7)...Tied a school record for most free throws made in a game after going a perfect 12-for-12 against Hofstra in a 73-67 win on Dec. 12...Named Ivy Player of the Week in back-to-back weeks after posting four straight 20-point games from Feb. 22-March 1...Had a career weekend at home against Cornell and Columbia (Feb. 22-23)...Posted 22 points on 8-for-11 shooting against Cornell...Went 8-for-11 from the field again the next night, scoring 20 points to go along with five rebounds, a career-high six assists and a career-high three blocks.

2006-07: Named Ivy League Rookie of the Year after playing in all 28 games and starting 23...Finished second on the team and led all Ivy rookies with 11.0 points per game...Seventh in the Ivy League with a team-leading free throw percentage of .765 (117-of-153)...Earned Ivy Rookie of the Week honors six times during the season...Named to the Air Force Classic All-Tournament Team after averaging 13.5 points and three rebounds in two games...Tallied double-digit points in 11 of her first 13 collegiate games...Posted a career-high 20 points with a career-best three three-pointers in the win at Lehigh (Jan. 3)...Distributed five assists in the Bulldogs' win over UMass (Jan. 6)...Pulled down a career-high 10 rebounds at Brown (Jan. 20).

At Springbank: Averaged 33.8 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists per game as a senior...Led Springbank to a 31-6 record and second place at the Alberta 3A Provincial Championships...Voted a Rockyview Division 41 league all-star...Scored more than 50 points four times.

Personal: Pierson College...First Canadian and just the second foreign-born player in Yale history (Lissie Detres, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, 1992-93)...Daughter of Paul and Janice Colborne...Born Aug. 21, 1988.

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