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Melissa Gmur
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Melissa Gmur

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Central Point, Ore.

High School:
Cascade Christian HS

Last College:
Hutchinson CC

Height:
5-9

Position:
Setter

2009 (Junior)
• Missouri State's primary setter most of the season, starting 23 matches and playing in 113 sets
• MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team selection
• MVC Player of the Week (9/28), leading the Bears to a .289 hitting percentage in a win over No. 20 Wichita State
• Had 50 assists, 17 digs and two kills in that match
• Finished the year with 1,008 assists and ranked seventh in the MVC with 8.92 per set
• Third on the Bears with 257 digs and a 2.27 per set average while adding 57 kills on .406 hitting
• Led the team with 34 aces, ranking sixth in the MVC with 0.30 per set, while leading MSU in aces 11 times
• Had double-figure digs 11 times with a high of 21 on Oct. 25 at IPFW
• Had 11 assist-dig double-doubles
• Season best of 56 assists came Oct. 31 versus Drake, while she had at least 50 assists in four matches and at least 40 assists 10 times

Background
• Enrolled at Missouri State in January 2009 after two seasons as a setter at Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College
• Led Hutchinson to a 10th-place finish at the NJCAA National Tournament in 2008 as the starting setter
• Totaled 1,326 assists and averaged 0.71 kills and 3.15 digs while earning Academic All-America honors in 2008
• Finished her JUCO career second in school history with 2,673 assists and fourth with 104 aces
• As a prep, Gmur lettered four seasons while playing for her mother Susan at Cascade Christian High in Central Point, Ore.
• First-team all-state selection and the Southern Cascade League Player of the Year as a senior
• Earned second- and third-team all-state honors as a junior and sophomore, respectively, and an all-conference nod her freshman season
• High school completed unbeaten conference seasons her senior and sophomore seasons and went a combined 48-4 in her four years

Personal
• Born May 8, 1989, in Medford, Ore.
• Daughter of Jim and Susan Gmur
• Father was an all-conference catcher at Long Beach State, and mother played volleyball at San Diego State
• Elementary education major at Missouri State

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