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Melissa Chuang
Position: Vault, Beam, Floor
Height: 5'1"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Cupertino, Calif.
High School: Monta Vista
Club: Airborne Gymnastics
Major: International Relations
Chuang Photos

Career Highlights

  • 2016 All-Pac-12 First Team on beam
  • Two-time Pac-12 All-Academic (2014, 2016)

2016 Season (Senior)

  • All-Pac-12 First Team on beam
  • Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention
  • Tied for fifth on beam at the NCAA Ann Arbor Regional with a 9.850 (April 2)
  • Tied for fifth on beam at the Pac-12 Championships (March 19)
  • Tied for third on beam with a 9.925 against No. 7 UCLA and No. 10 Georgia (March 6)
  • Placed second on beam with a 9.925 against No. 5 Utah (Feb. 20)
  • Tied for first on beam with a 9.850 against Arizona State (Feb. 8)
  • Finished second on beam with a 9.875 and tied for fourth on floor with a 9.825 against No. 23 California and San Jose State (Jan. 24)
  • Scored a meet-high 9.900 on beam in the final routine of the competition at No. 15 Georgia to break a tie and secure a win for Stanford (Jan. 19)
  • Competed in all 12 meets on vault and beam, and 11-of-12 meets on floor
  • Hit 11-of-12 routines on beam and 10-of-12 routines on floor

2015 Season (Junior)

  • Did not compete due to injury. (Redshirt)

2014 Season (Sophomore)

  • Contributed a 9.850 on floor and a 9.775 on vault at the NCAA Championship Semifinals (April 18)
  • Tied for seventh on vault with a 9.875 at the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional (April 5)
  • Contributed a 9.825 on vault and 9.775 on floor at the Pac-12 Championships (March 22)
  • Tied for individual victories on vault (9.900) and floor (9.900) against No. 22 California (March 3)
  • Tied her career best on vault with a 9.850 against No. 19 Arizona and Sacramento State (Jan. 19)
  • Tied for the individual title on vault (9.825) at the NorCal Quad Meet (Jan. 5)
  • Recorded one of Stanford’s top-10 scores on vault
  • Competed in all 13 meets on vault and six on floor
  • Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention

2013 Season (Freshman)

  • Recorded season-bests of 9.850 on vault at the NorCal Quad Meet (Jan. 4) and 9.825 on floor at Georgia (Jan. 21)
  • Scored a 9.800 on vault at the NCAA Semifinals (April 19)

Club/High School

  • A 2012 graduate of Monta Vista High School in nearby Cupertino, Calif.
  • A three-time Junior Olympic qualifier out of Santa Clara's Airborne Gymnastics
  • Is strongest on vault, balance beam, and floor exercise
  • Placed 15th all-around and 10th on the beam at the Level 10 nationals in 2011
  • Coached at Airborne by Liz Crandall and Justin Howell


  • Daughter of Tzu-Chin and Elsie Chuang
  • Has two brothers, Michael and Timmy
  • Full-time marketing and communications intern at a global health-tech startup, HealthTap. Worked with medical experts to create marketing content, company branding, and research reports
  • Works with Project Dosti, a Stanford student group, in order to bring student-teachers to rural India to teach English during the summer
  • Member of the inaugural cohort for a three-week all-day program for Stanford students interested in public service. Worked on a team partnering with the John Gardener Research Center to address issues of education and gentrification
  • Majoring in international relations with a focus in world economics and social development
  • Plans on pursuing a career in international development through education-technology
  • Enjoys painting, card games, coffee, dancing and the television show "Friends"
  • Was born at Stanford Hospital


Career Scores
Year Vault Bars Beam Floor All-Around
2013 9.850 - - 9.825 -
2014 9.900 - - 9.900 -
2015 Redshirt Yr.  - - - -
2016 9.775 - 9.925 9.825 -
Career Highs 9.900 - 9.925 9.900 -