#5 - Melanie Royster
Position: F/C
Year: R-Fr.
Hometown: Bowie, Md.
Height: 6-3
Previous School: Elizabeth Seton High School

THE BASICS:
  • Missed the majority of the 2011-12 season after suffering a knee injury at Winthrop on Nov. 27, 2011
  • Is described as an extremely gifted athlete
  • Possesses great speed and quickness for a post player her size
  • Has the capability to change games with the way she defends and blocks shots
  • Is very tough and aggressive on the boards


2011-12 SEASON (FRESHMAN)

  • Made her collegiate debut against Winthrop (11/27), but suffered a season-ending knee injury after just five minutes of action
  • Recorded her first career block in the second half against the Eagles, but landed awkwardly and tore her MCL


PRIOR TO VCU 

  • Listed as the 37th ranked center in the country, according to Dan Olsen College Girls Basketball Report and ranks as the 104th best power forward in the nation, according to ESPN HoopGurlz
  • Was a four-year member of the basketball team at Elizabeth Seton High School
  • Helped lead Elizabeth Seton to a 28-4 record, while capturing both the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference title and the city title as a junior
  • Played for Coach Jonathan Scruggs at Elizabeth Seton and Robert Hildreth as a member of the Maryland Lady Terps AAU program


PERSONAL        

  • Daughter of Margaret and Deryle Royster
  • Born August 9, 1993 in Washington, D.C.
  • Majoring in graphic design


CAREER STATS AT VCU:

                                 Total         3-Point                    Rebounds   
Year      GP-GS   Min/Avg    FG-FGA   Pct   FG-FGA   Pct   FT-FTA   Pct Off-Def  Tot  Avg  PF-FO Ast  TO Blk Stl  Pts/Avg  
2011-12    1-0      5/5.0     1-1   1.000    0-0    .000    0-0    .000   0-0      0  0.0   0-0    0   0   1   0    2/2.0  
TOTAL      1-0      5/5.0     1-1   1.000    0-0    .000    0-0    .000   0-0      0  0.0   0-0    0   0   1   0    2/2.0 


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