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Melanie Crow

Outside Hitter


Melanie Crow has shown steady academic excellence since joining Mizzou in 2016, producing a 3.3 or higher GPA in each semester. She was a member of the Spring 2017 University of Missouri Dean’s List. She also achieved academic excellence at Ole Miss (2013-15), earning the Chancellor’s Honor Roll twice, Capital One Academic All-District VI Team accolades and SEC Academic Honor Roll recognition. She is an active member of Mizzou’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, serving as a leader and voice for Mizzou Athletics’ student-athletes.

Crow is a valuable leader of Mizzou Athletics’ Tiger Leadership Institute, focusing on shaping Mizzou student-athletes into productive leaders while on campus, as well as preparing them to be effective leaders after graduation. While in Oxford, Miss., she was a Sally Barksdale National Honor Society and University of Mississippi SAAC member.


Crow came to Mizzou in 2016, following a three-year stint at Ole Miss. She has emerged as a leader on and off the court in her 2017 senior campaign as she is widely respected among teammates, coaches and support staff at Mizzou. She has an increasing role as a leader among her peers across the athletics department as well, representing Mizzou SAAC and Tiger Leadership Institute.


Crow has more than 25 hours of community service in her two years at Mizzou. Those hours include serving as an instructor for Columbia, Mo., youth in two straight years at the annual Mizzou Volleyball Youth Clinic and interacting with the Columbia community, including signing posters and taking pictures at the teams’ annual Columbia Mall visit. She led fun and interactive volleyball tutorials in after-school programs at local Columbia elementary schools. Crow also volunteered at Candlelight Lodge and Cosmo Park community service events across the area. From 2013-15 at Ole Miss, she produced an impressive 40 hours of community service.


Crow is a 2016 AVCA third-team All-American, becoming only the 12th individual in Mizzou Volleyball history to claim All-America honors. Her other awards and honors include the following: 2016 AVCA Southeast All-Region First Team, 2016 All-SEC, 2016 SEC Offensive Player of the Week (3x) and 2016 non-conference All-Tournament Team (4x). She ranks top-10 in all-time career kills and points for Mizzou.

Crow was sensational in the Tigers’ NCAA second round matchup vs. Purdue (Dec. 2, 2016), posting career-high 25 kills and 27.5 points. Her 25 kills and 27.5 points against the Boilermakers each ranked third-most in an NCAA Tournament match in Mizzou Volleyball history.