Hometown: Bossier City, LA
What makes Melanie tick?
Describe yourself in three words.
Determined, Motivated, and Hard-Working
Why are sports important to you?
It gives me something to do and keeps me active
What is your biggest accomplishment in your sport?
Beating my best times
What does a typical day in your training program look like?
An hour of track and field five days a week
Do you have any pre-competition rituals?
Pray, pray and pray again
What is your favorite off-season activity?
Watch TV and movies
What would you say to someone who is thinking about trying adaptive sports?
Work hard and have fun! You make so many new friends while doing something you love.
Who do you admire most?
What is one of the things you would put on your “bucket” list?
Make the Paralympic Team
What is your favorite quote?
” I don’t need easy, I just need possible” – Bethany Hamilton
What is your favorite food?