PRIOR TO UTEP: All-conference performer for Northwest Florida State, who will have two seasons of eligibility with the Miners ... ranked second on her squad in scoring (10.2 ppg) while also pitching in 2.5 apg, 2.4 rpg and 1.9 spg on the way to reaping 2011 first-team All-Panhandle conference accolades ... connected on 45 percent of her attempts from the floor ... drilled 46 three pointers ... she helped guide NWF State to a record of 24-7 overall, including a 7-5 mark in league play that propelled the squad to a second-place finish in both the conference and state ... team was ranked for most of the year and finished eighth in the final NJCAA Coaches' top-25 poll.

strong>PERSONAL: Daughter of Alexandre and Helena Mendes ... has two brothers and three sisters ... is a kinesiology major ... began playing basketball at the age of nine ... her favorite basketball player is Allen Iverson ... enjoys watching sports on TV, spending time with her family and social media activities in her free time ... born 1/27/88 (Evreux, France).

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Melisa Mendes

Melisa  Mendes


Evreux, France

Last College:
Northwest Florida State College




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