|27 Melissa Ryba
UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN COLORADO
Spent two seasons with the Bears ... a second team Pacific Coast Softball Conference All-Mountain selection ... named the conference's Pitcher of the Week once during sophomore season ... named the All-Independent Co-Freshman of the Year as a freshman ... finished her sophomore season hitting .323 with a team-leading seven home runs and 32 RBI ... finished 7-5 on the mound that year with a 4.78 ERA in 17 appearances.
A four-year letterwinner for Highlands Ranch High School in Colorado ... team advanced to the state playoffs all four years ... was an All-Colorado selection each year ... named the 2007 5A Player of the Year ... 2008 Sportswomen of Colorado recipient ... also participated in basketball ... squad won three state titles ... chosen to the All-Colorado second team once.
Born March 22, 1990 to parents Kelly and Tracy Ryba ... has an older sister, Alison ... enjoys horseback riding ... majoring in psychology with a minor in sociology.