NCAA Super Six - April 27, 2007 (Additional photography by Christopher Peddecord)
2007 - Saw her only action of the season in NCAA competition, performing on beam at the NCAA Regionals and NCAA Championships ... In her first competition in nearly a year, she followed a missed routine at the NCAA Southeast Regionals and scored a 9.75 ... Contributed a 9.7 at the NCAA prelims and then earned a season-best 9.9 to help the Bruins claim fourth place at the NCAA Super Six ... Exhibitioned on Mar. 25 and scored 9.65 on beam despite having a low start value and just a single tuck dismount.
2006 - Led UCLA with a 9.844 season average on balance beam ... Had three individual victories on the season, placing first on beam against Washington with a 9.925 and winning the all-around (career-high 39.375) and floor exercise (career-high 9.9) against Oregon State ... Was on her way to a big all-around score against Washington on Feb. 12 when she injured her calf during floor warm-ups and missed four meets ... Returned to competition at LSU, competing on bars and scoring 9.8 ... Was added to the beam lineup at Pac-10s and tied for second place with a career-high 9.95 ... Scored 9.8 or better on beam in seven of her eight meets and had season-bests of 9.85 on vault, 9.825 on bars, 9.95 on beam and 9.9 on floor ... Ranked third on the team with 15 Top 3 finishes.
Club - Three-time Level 10 National all-around and vault champion at Airborne Gymnastics under coaches Melanie Ruggiero and Justin Howell ... Won the 2004 Level 10 national all-around, vault and beam titles (Senior C) and nearly swept the Region 1 Championship meet, placing first in the all-around, vault, beam and floor ... In 2003, she won the all-around and placed second on vault and bars at Level 10 Nationals (Senior A) and won the all-around, vault and beam at Regionals ... 2000 U.S. Junior National Champion on vault ... U.S. Junior National Team member after placing eighth in the all-around at the 2000 USA Championships ... Also placed fourth on beam and fifth on floor at the Championships ... Member of the USA team that placed first at the Pontiac International Team Challenge ... Took first place on vault and second on floor in the USA vs. France meet in Paris ... Five-time Level 10 Regional all-around and beam champion and a four-time vault and floor champion.
Personal - Hobbies are shopping, talking on the phone and hanging out with friends ... Full name is Melissa Magen Chan ... Parents: Doug and Diana Chan ... Has a younger brother, Chris ... Aunt Janie Fong is a UCLA alumnae ... Born November 21, 1986 in Stanford, CA ... Sociology major with a minor in Asian-American Studies ... Career objective is to own her own company.