University of Iowa Athletics

#26 Melina Hegelheimer

Height 5-4
Class So.
Hometown Ames, Iowa
High School Ames

2019 Honors — Named to the President’s List for the spring semester and to the Dean’s List for fall and spring semesters. 2019 — Saw action in 19 games with three starts… logged 642 minutes… tallied three assists… attempted 19 shots with three being on goal… registered assists in wins over UNI (8/25), Illinois State (9/1), and Northern Colorado (9/13).

High School — Iowa Gatorade Player of the Year as a junior… two-time Class 3A first-team all-state selection… two-time first-team all-district… team Most Valuable Player as a junior and senior… helped team to a Class 3A state title in 2017… played club soccer for the Iowa Rush since 2014, helping team to four State Cup championships (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)… was U19 girls team captain in fall of 2018… also was a six-time state meet medalist in track and field, where she holds five school records… two-time academic letterwinner (2017, 2018)… National Honor Society inductee… co-founder of Students Advancing Civil Rights Edcucation and Minority Mentoring Program… high school coach was Bobby Meyers… club coach was Daryl Brazeau.

Personal — Born Jan. 16, 2001… daughter of Bellinda Assemien and Volker Hegelheimer…. both parents teach at Iowa State, where father is the Chair of the English Department… has two older siblings — Michael and Sabrinna — and a younger brother, Gabriel… undecided on a major.