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Merisa Middlestadt
Merisa Middlestadt
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Mishawaka, Ind.
High School: Marian
Position: Throws

Career Best Marks



Shot Put (Indoor)

9.61 meters

Shot Put (Outdoor)

9.52 meters

Weight Throw (Indoor)

13.09 meters

Discus (Outdoor)

32.63 meters

Hammer Throw (Outdoor)

40.22 meters



  • Recorded the top marks on the team in the outdoor hamer throw (40.22 meters) and outdoor discus (31.16 meters)
  • UAA All-Academic Team


  • Tallied the best mark on the team in the indoor weight throw (13.09 meters)
  • UAA All-Academic Team


  • Posted the top mark on the team in the indoor weight throw (12.99 meters) and outdoor hammer throw (36.58 meters)
  • UAA All-Academic Team


  • Major: Biological Sciences
  • UChicago activities: Research Assistant (Pediatric Infectious Diseases), Resident Masters' Assistant for Max Palevsky Commons
  • Dean's List 2016-17
  • Participated in four years of track and field and two years of volleyball in high school
  • Four-time varsity letter winner in track and field, Coach's Award (senior)
  • Northern Indiana Conference All-Conference, Fort Wayne-South Bend All-Diocese Team
  • Indiana Academic All-State
  • Valedictorian, National Merit Scholarship Winner, AP Scholar, The Scholarship Foundation of St. Joseph County Bertha Kiel Scholarship Winner, Indiana Regional Academic All-Star; 1st Place, Northern Indiana Regional Science and Engineering Fair; Indiana Academy of Science Junior Research Grant Activities: Research Assistant, National Honor Society
  • Latin Club, Campus Ministry, Arts Alive, Vincentians