Becomes sixth different Stony Brook woman to qualify for an individual NCAA Championship event since 2008
Stony Brook has won seven straight women's cross country Scholar-Athlete awards
Duo has led Seawolves on the course and in the classroom
Junior places 15th in 20:44.95
Stony Brook women ranked 13th in the Northeast
2014: Won the Stony Brook Season Opener in a 4k time of 14:31.98 (8/30)...won Wolfie Invitational in 5k time of 18:37.36...was 14th out of 207 runners in 5k time of 17:24 to lead Seawolves at Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown (9/26)...was second in a 6k time of 21:12 at the Princeton Invitational (10/18)...finished second in 5k time of 17:21.77 to help Seawolves to runner-up finish at America East Championships...earned All-Region status with 15th-place finish in 6k time of 20:44.95 at NCAA Regionals (11/14).
Personal: Christina Melian ... born November 27, 1994 in Staten Island, New York ... daughter of Larry and Carol Melian ... one sister, Amanda.