|Hometown:||Coto de Caza, Calif.|
|High School:||Santa Margarita HS|
A graduate of Santa Margarita High School, Zornig earned four varsity letters under Coach Matt Houser ... From 2006-2009, was recognized with All-State, All-County, All-CIF, and All-League honors ... Was a McDonalds All-American her Senior year ...T wo-time league MVP and CIF Player of the Year ... Walked away with the CIF All-Star Game MVP honors all four years in which she played ... Zornig played in nine high school All-Tournament games, earning Tournament MVP twice ... Recognized as the "O.C. 'Athlete of the Year'" from 2007-09 ... Led her team to the state semi-finals in 2007-08, the CIF Semi-Finals in 2008-09, and the CIF Championships in 2009-10 ... Averaged 13.5 points, 1.4 assists, 2.8 rebounds, as a freshman ... As a sophomore she averaged 19.9 points, 2.4 assists, 4.4 rebounds, and 2.3 steals, as well as completing 84.1% of her free throws and 45.7% of her 3-pointers ... Her junior year, she averaged 23.8 points, 3.8 assists, 6.0 rebounds, 2.8 steals ... She capped off a great high school career with senior year averages of 23.7 points, 3.2 assists. 2.7 steals, while nailing 82.5% of her free throws and 35.4% of her 3-pointers ... Also a great student, Zornig found herself on the Santa Margarita Dean's List five times, as well as receiving a Community Award for her studies in Earth Science and Chemistry.
Melissa Nicole Zornig was born on June 19, 1992 to Scott and Wendy Zornig ... Has an older brother, Jeff, who plays volleyball at Rutgers ... She answers to her nickname of "Mel" ... Melissa majors in Global Studies while also minoring in Spanish ... Aspires to have a career in international business ... Favorite movies are "Grease" and "The Hangover" ... Favorite team is the Lakers ... Favorite athlete is Kobe Bryant ... Favorite writer is Nicholas Sparks ... Her hobbies include going to the beach, shopping, and hanging out with friends and family ... Her favorite TV shows are "Friends", "Family Guy", "C.S.I", and "Jersey Shore" ... Most memorable sports moment is winning the CIF Championship her senior year (2010) ... Was also recruited by Oregon State, Oregon, Pepperdine, San Diego and Gonzaga.