2011-12 Women's Basketball
Record: 18-13 Home: 9-4 Away: 8-7 Neutral: 1-2 WHAC: 11-7
Melissa Veltkamp Image
#3 Melissa Veltkamp
Height: 5-8
Class: SR
Position: G/F
Hometown: Hudsonville, Mich.
Previous School: Hudsonville H.S.

2010-2011: Team captain; started in all 32 games; second team WHAC All-Conference; WHAC Academic All-Conference; made the Grand Rapids Press All Area Third Team; led the team in scoring at 14ppg; tied for fourth in season free throw percentage and ranked 15th in the NAIA for season free throw percentage 84% (80-95); tied for 14th in season scoring with 447 points at CU; scored a season high 25 points twice versus Concordia University (01/15/11) and Madonna University (1/26/11); tied her career high with 10 rebounds versus Trinity International (11/06/10).

2009-2010: Team captain; third team All-WHAC; WHAC player of the week (1/18/10); tied for team lead in scoring 14ppg; led team in 3-point field goal percentage .365 (65/178); 2nd on team in free-throw percentage .774 (82/106); started in all 31 games; scored a career high 25 points twice versus Trinity Christian (11/7/09) and St. Francis Ind. (1/2/10); grabbed a career high 10 rebounds versus Houghton (12/31/09) and Davenport (2/27/10).

Played in all 35 games averaging 20 minutes and 7.1 points a game; connected on 75 percent free throws (45/60) and 39 percent from behind the arc (29/75); grabbed a season high 7 rebounds against Madonna (1/10/09) and Davenport (1/21/09).

High School: Two year starter at Hudsonville High School; played in high school for two years after playing for the Lansing Crusaders home-school team; helped lead Hudsonville to back to back O.K. Red conference championships; averaged 15 points, three assists, four rebounds, three steals and shot 44 percent from the floor; named to the O.K. Red all-conference team as well as Honorable Mention all-state and second team

Grand Rapids Press All-Area Dream team; played in the Champions of Character All-Star game in 2008.

CAREER HIGHS (Melissa Veltkamp)

Points: 25 vs. Trinity Christian and St. Francis Ind. (11/7/09 and 1/2/10)
10 multiple games
5 multiple games
11 vs. University of Michigan-Dearborn (01/08/11)
5 multiple games
Field Goals:
11 vs. St. Francis Ind. (1/2/10)
2 multiple games
44 vs. St. Francis Ind. (1/2/10)


Favorite Place on Campus: Locker Room
Favorite TV show:
Food Network Channel
Reality show I wish I could be on:
Chopped (Food Network)
Favorite Fast Food:
Taco Bell
Favorite Flower
: Orchid
Can't live without my:
My hidden talent is
: Drawing
The Teammate I would trade places with and why?
Jill, because I was supposed to be tall…so I'd like to know if I would have liked being tall or not
Most Prized possession:
Engagement Ring
If my life could be captured in music what genre would it be in?
Disney theme songs

Women's Basketball Roster
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.HometownPrevious School
3Melissa VeltkampSRG/F5-8Hudsonville, Mich.Hudsonville H.S.
4Katelyn CousinsSOGd5-7Ada, Mich.Davenport/Forest Hills Central
5Alexa HenslerJRGd/Fwd5-9Waterford, MichWaterford Kettering H.S.
12Olivia JewettSOFwd5-9Jasper, Mich.Sand Creek H.S.
13Janae TrombleySOGd5-6Emmett, Mich.Yale H.S.
20Kathy De YoungJRGd5-6Martin, Mich.Otsego H.S.
21Ashley NiedermayerFRF5-10Lincolnshire, IllAdlai Stevenson
22Maria SchaferSOFwd5-7Tipp City, OhioTroy Christian H.S.
23Samantha FlietstraSRF5-11Walker, MIGrand Rapids Chr. H.S.
24Ashley MoonSRGd.5-5Fremont, Mich.Muskegon CC
32Kayleigh HammondJRFwd6-1Zeeland, Mich.Zeeland West H.S.
33Robyn Veltkamp*SRG/F5-8Hudsonville, Mich.Hudsonville H.S.
43Jill Hendrickson*FRC6-2Ada, Mich.Forest Hills Central
* Redshirt
Carla Fles - Head Coach - 13th season
Tami Thelen Wernette - Assistant Coach
Lynae Steketee - Assistant Coach
Ellie Staricka - Manager
  • Feb. 25 - Women's Basketball vs RVIndiana Tech - L 68-58 - recap
  • Feb. 20 - Women's Basketball vs 9Davenport University - L 86-55 - recap
  • Feb. 17 - Women's Basketball vs RVIndiana Tech - L 74-52 - recap
  • Feb. 13 - Women's Basketball vs Marygrove College - W 87-48 - recap
  • Feb. 10 - Women's Basketball vs Concordia University - W 80-62 - recap
  • Feb. 6 - Women's Basketball vs University of Northwestern Ohio - L 71-57 - recap
  • Feb. 3 - Women's Basketball vs Siena Heights University - L 72-40 - recap
  • Jan. 30 - Women's Basketball vs University of Michigan-Dearborn - W 68-45 - recap
  • Jan. 27 - Women's Basketball vs 16Lawrence Technological University - W 63-60 - recap
  • Jan. 23 - Women's Basketball vs Lourdes University - W 69-49 - recap