- Civil Engineering
Jamie Mellies has a cumulative 3.921 grade point average while majoring in civil engineering and minoring in mathematics. Out of nine quarters, she has achieved a 4.0 GPA in four of them and made the President’s List (3.9+ GPA) in seven of the nine. Mellies made the Dean’s List in the other two quarters. She was an academic All-Independent in 2009, posting the highest GPA among all honorees.
Mellies has battled through a health condition during her time on campus that causes her to be anemic and unable to eat a normal diet or absorb nutrients. She never complained, telling her coach that she needed to set example for her teammates about working hard despite the circumstances. As a freshman, Mellies agreed to be one of six Seattle student-athletes featured as part of the fall 2008 alumni magazine story on the school’s transition to Division I.
Mellies has volunteered at the Rotary Boys & Girls Club and the Community Lunch in Capitol Hill area of Seattle. She is a Student-Athlete Peer Mentor and has participated in a nine-week Student-Athlete Leadership Seminar. Mellies is one of two student-athletes on the Seattle U Athletic Advisory Board. She is a leader in the Seattle U chapter of The Society of Women Engineers and a member of the Seattle U Steel Bridge Club.
Mellies has been team’s starting setter since the second match of freshman year. She is the second player in Seattle U volleyball history to reach 3,000 career assists and the fifth player to collect at least 200 career blocks. She was a first-team All-Independent in 2009. Heading into her senior year, she will be serving as captain for the third straight season. While Seattle U was still at the Division II level, Mellies was named the GNAC Co-Freshman of the Year in 2007 after finishing fifth in conference with 10.62 assists per game. She ranks seventh in school history in career service aces with 70 and 9th in career digs with 729.