33 Melissa Baptista
33 Melissa Baptista
Height: 6-0
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Somerville, Mass.
High School: Somerville
Position: F
Major: Computer Science and Film & Media Studies
Dream Job: President #2040
Activities/Clubs on Campus: United for Immigrant Justice, Athletes of Color
Favorite Place on Campus: Latino Center
Favorite Professional Athlete: Oscar Schmidt
Favorite Pregame Meal: Brasilian food
Pregame Superstition: Ball handling and stretch a specific way
Hobbies: Music, photography
gp 17
pts/g 11.5
fg % 36.5
3pt % 18.5
ft % 72.1
reb/g 6.2
a/g 1.1

2016-17 (Junior): Started all 33 contests, averaging 22.8 minutes per game...ranks third in program history in career blocks (144), 14th in made 3-pointers (79) and 17th in points (932)...named to the D3hoops.com All-America Third Team (March 18), the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association NCAA Division III All-America Team (March 16), the D3hoops.com All-Northeast Region First Team (March 13) and the All-NESCAC Conference First Team (March 1)...recognized as the NESCAC Women’s Basketball Player of the Week on Jan. 23...jumped into the record book in single-season blocks (55, tied for No. 8), points (412, No. 9), 3-pointers (47, No. 10), steals (63, No. 11)...connected on the most 3-pointers (47) and shot the best percentage from beyond the arc (34.6 percent) on the team during the 2016-17 season...led team in points (12.5), blocks (1.7) and made field goals (159), while ranking second in steals per game (1.9) and third in field-goal percentage (43.2 percent)...ranked No. 2 in NESCAC in blocks per game, while checking in at No. 7 in points per game and 3-point percentage...cashed in with a season-high 23 points, going 9-for-14 from the field, 3-for-7 on the three-ball and 2-for-2 from the line, along with five steals and four blocks, during a 60-46 win at Babson on Jan. 17...reached double figures in scoring 22 times, including scoring 21 or more points four times...scored 17 points, to go along with career highs of 13 rebounds and seven blocks, during a 53-37 win over visiting Brandeis on Nov. 27...contributed with 13 points, 10 boards and four steals, powering the team to a 75-32 win over visiting Clarkson on Dec. 3...recorded three or more blocks on seven occasions. 

2015-16 (Sophomore): Played in all 32 games, starting 30 and averaging 22.8 minutes per game...was second on the team with 10 points per game...averaged 5.9 rebounds, 1.8 steals, and 1.3 assists per game...shot 37.3% from the field and 30.1% from beyond the arc...scored a season-high 25 points in a 68-53 win over Bates, was 9-for-21 from the field and a perfect 5-for-5 at the free throw line...scored a team-high 23 points in their Elite Eight win over Scranton, 57-48, was 8-for-12 from the field and an impressive 5-for-5 from three which was a season high for her for three pointers made...scored 20 points in a 68-36 win over Middlebury where she shot a season-high 69.2% (9-for-13) from the field...recorded a season-high 12 rebounds in four seperate games, the last one being in their Final Four win over Wartburg...had five blocks in an early season win over Eastern Connecticut College.

2014-15 (Freshman): Played in 30 games during her rookie campaign, making one start and helping the Jumbos to a 30-3 record and their second straight NCAA Final Four appearance…averaged 6.7 points and 3.1 rebounds in 13.3 minutes per game…scored ten points and added six boards and five steals in her collegiate debut in a 79-48 win over Keene State…added seven points and one rebound to a 74-51 win over Brandeis… helped the Jumbos with seven points and two rebounds in a 63-51 win against Eastern Connecticut State…added 14 points with three rebounds and three steals to a 65-42 win over Amherst…scored 12 points and pulled down seven boards in a 76-52 win over Emmanuel…scored 15 points and tallied five rebounds when the Jumbos beat Bates 83-37…in a 69-48 win over Connecticut College she scored 14 points and added four rebounds… scored a career-high and season-high 27 points and added six rebounds in a 77-53 win over Wesleyan…tallied 14 points and three rebounds when the Jumbos topped Bowdoin, 66-55.

Before Tufts: Was on the basketball team, the soccer team and the track and field team at Somerville High School...was a 1,000 point scorer for her high school basketball team...was a three-time Greater Boston League Champion for basketball...was a four-time Greater Boston League Champion for track and field...was a Greater Boston League All-Star...was selected as the MVP for all three sports: basketball, soccer and track and field...was a member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Daughter of Girlene and Joao...has one sibling, Joao Jr.

Recent Games
Jan 5 at Colby W, 65-43
Jan 6 at Bowdoin L, 66-53
Jan 8 at Worcester St. W, 77-42
Jan 12 Williams W, 47-40
Jan 13 Middlebury W, 61-45
Jan 15 at Mass.-Dartmouth W, 74-66
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 17 4
Games started 17 4
Minutes 388 95
Minutes per game 22.8 23.8
FG 77-211 14-48
FG Pct 36.5 29.2
3PT 10-54 3-12
3PT Pct 18.5 25.0
FT 31-43 7-11
FT Pct 72.1 63.6
Off rebounds 35 8
Def rebounds 71 15
Total rebounds 106 23
Rebounds per game 6.2 5.8
Personal fouls 48 11
Disqualifications 3 1
Assists 18 5
Turnovers 42 11
Assist to turnover ratio 0.4 0.5
Steals 25 5
Blocks 31 10
Points 195 38
Points per game 11.5 9.5
Points per 40 min 20.1 16.0
Date Opponent Score gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Nov 17 Roger Williams W, 78-49 1 19 6-13 46.2 0-3 0.0 0-0 - 12
Nov 18 Regis (Mass.) W, 81-41 1 16 2-7 28.6 0-2 0.0 4-4 100.0 8
Nov 21 at Emerson W, 64-38 1 25 6-17 35.3 0-4 0.0 0-0 - 12
Nov 26 at Brandeis W, 62-41 1 31 5-12 41.7 1-5 20.0 3-4 75.0 14
Dec 1 vs. Rochester (N.Y.) W, 63-51 1 25 6-16 37.5 1-4 25.0 0-0 - 13
Dec 2 vs. Bridgewater St. W, 64-44 1 24 6-11 54.5 0-3 0.0 0-2 0.0 12
Dec 6 at WPI W, 63-50 1 28 7-15 46.7 3-6 50.0 0-0 - 17
Dec 9 U. of New England W, 86-49 1 26 1-8 12.5 1-3 33.3 3-4 75.0 6
Dec 11 Emmanuel (Mass.) W, 77-46 1 17 3-7 42.9 1-2 50.0 4-4 100.0 11
Dec 29 vs. Albright L, 62-59 1 26 7-21 33.3 0-5 0.0 1-2 50.0 15
Dec 30 vs. DeSales W, 82-41 1 21 6-15 40.0 0-2 0.0 4-6 66.7 16
Jan 5 at Colby W, 65-43 1 24 5-13 38.5 1-3 33.3 3-4 75.0 14
Jan 6 at Bowdoin L, 66-53 1 10 0-4 0.0 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 0
Jan 8 at Worcester St. W, 77-42 1 23 6-15 40.0 0-2 0.0 5-6 83.3 17
Jan 12 Williams W, 47-40 1 37 6-18 33.3 1-4 25.0 2-5 40.0 15
Jan 13 Middlebury W, 61-45 1 24 3-13 23.1 1-4 25.0 2-2 100.0 9
Jan 15 at Mass.-Dartmouth W, 74-66 1 12 2-6 33.3 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 4
Jan 20 at Bates   - - - - - - - - -
Jan 26 Connecticut Col.   - - - - - - - - -
Jan 27 Wesleyan (Conn.)   - - - - - - - - -
Jan 29 Babson   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 2 at Amherst   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 3 at Hamilton   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 11 at Trinity (Conn.)   - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score gs min off def reb ast to a/to stl blk pf dq
Nov 17 Roger Williams W, 78-49 1 19 1 3 4 0 1 0.0 0 0 3 -
Nov 18 Regis (Mass.) W, 81-41 1 16 2 3 5 1 3 0.3 0 3 1 -
Nov 21 at Emerson W, 64-38 1 25 5 3 8 2 2 1.0 1 1 1 -
Nov 26 at Brandeis W, 62-41 1 31 1 3 4 0 2 0.0 3 2 3 -
Dec 1 vs. Rochester (N.Y.) W, 63-51 1 25 0 10 10 2 3 0.7 2 3 4 -
Dec 2 vs. Bridgewater St. W, 64-44 1 24 0 5 5 1 5 0.2 2 1 3 0
Dec 6 at WPI W, 63-50 1 28 2 2 4 0 4 0.0 1 1 4 -
Dec 9 U. of New England W, 86-49 1 26 4 4 8 2 2 1.0 1 1 3 -
Dec 11 Emmanuel (Mass.) W, 77-46 1 17 4 7 11 0 3 0.0 2 4 3 -
Dec 29 vs. Albright L, 62-59 1 26 1 2 3 2 1 2.0 3 0 5 1
Dec 30 vs. DeSales W, 82-41 1 21 4 6 10 2 0 - 4 0 0 -
Jan 5 at Colby W, 65-43 1 24 1 3 4 0 2 0.0 1 3 1 -
Jan 6 at Bowdoin L, 66-53 1 10 0 2 2 0 2 0.0 0 2 5 1
Jan 8 at Worcester St. W, 77-42 1 23 3 4 7 1 1 1.0 1 4 2 -
Jan 12 Williams W, 47-40 1 37 5 5 10 4 2 2.0 3 4 2 -
Jan 13 Middlebury W, 61-45 1 24 2 5 7 1 5 0.2 1 1 3 -
Jan 15 at Mass.-Dartmouth W, 74-66 1 12 0 4 4 0 4 0.0 0 1 5 1
Jan 20 at Bates   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 26 Connecticut Col.   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 27 Wesleyan (Conn.)   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 29 Babson   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 2 at Amherst   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 3 at Hamilton   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 11 at Trinity (Conn.)   - - - - - - - - - - - -
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
2014-15 30 1 13.3 2.6-6.5 39.5 0.1-1.1 11.8 1.4-1.9 75.0 6.7
2015-16 32 30 22.8 4.0-10.7 37.3 0.9-2.9 30.1 1.1-1.7 65.5 10.0
2016-17 33 33 22.8 4.8-11.2 43.2 1.4-4.1 34.6 1.4-2.2 63.5 12.5
2017-18 17 17 22.8 4.5-12.4 36.5 0.6-3.2 18.5 1.8-2.5 72.1 11.5
Total 112 81 20.3 3.9-10.0 39.5 0.8-2.8 28.1 1.4-2.0 68.4 10.1
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
2014-15 30 1 400 77-195 39.5 4-34 11.8 42-56 75.0 200
2015-16 32 30 729 128-343 37.3 28-93 30.1 36-55 65.5 320
2016-17 33 33 751 159-368 43.2 47-136 34.6 47-74 63.5 412
2017-18 17 17 388 77-211 36.5 10-54 18.5 31-43 72.1 195
Total 112 81 2268 441-1117 39.5 89-317 28.1 156-228 68.4 1127
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
2014-15 30 1 13.3 7.7-19.5 39.5 0.4-3.4 11.8 4.2-5.6 75.0 20.0
2015-16 32 30 22.8 7.0-18.8 37.3 1.5-5.1 30.1 2.0-3.0 65.5 17.6
2016-17 33 33 22.8 8.5-19.6 43.2 2.5-7.2 34.6 2.5-3.9 63.5 21.9
2017-18 17 17 22.8 7.9-21.8 36.5 1.0-5.6 18.5 3.2-4.4 72.1 20.1
Total 112 81 20.3 7.8-19.7 39.5 1.6-5.6 28.1 2.8-4.0 68.4 19.9
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
2014-15 30 1 13.3 1.3 1.8 3.1 2.4 0.1 0.4 1.7 0.2 0.9 1.0
2015-16 32 30 22.8 2.3 3.7 5.9 3.1 0.2 1.3 1.9 0.7 1.8 1.8
2016-17 33 33 22.8 1.8 2.7 4.5 2.2 0.1 1.3 2.0 0.6 1.9 1.7
2017-18 17 17 22.8 2.1 4.2 6.2 2.8 0.2 1.1 2.5 0.4 1.5 1.8
Total 112 81 20.3 1.8 3.0 4.8 2.6 0.1 1.0 1.9 0.5 1.5 1.6
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
2014-15 30 1 400 39 54 93 71 2 11 51 0.2 27 31
2015-16 32 30 729 72 118 190 99 7 43 60 0.7 57 58
2016-17 33 33 751 58 89 147 71 2 42 65 0.6 63 55
2017-18 17 17 388 35 71 106 48 3 18 42 0.4 25 31
Total 112 81 2268 204 332 536 289 14 114 218 0.5 172 175
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
2014-15 30 1 13.3 3.9 5.4 9.3 7.1 0.2 1.1 5.1 0.2 2.7 3.1
2015-16 32 30 22.8 4.0 6.5 10.4 5.4 0.4 2.4 3.3 0.7 3.1 3.2
2016-17 33 33 22.8 3.1 4.7 7.8 3.8 0.1 2.2 3.5 0.6 3.4 2.9
2017-18 17 17 22.8 3.6 7.3 10.9 4.9 0.3 1.9 4.3 0.4 2.6 3.2
Total 112 81 20.3 3.6 5.9 9.5 5.1 0.2 2.0 3.8 0.5 3.0 3.1
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
Total 17 17 22.8 4.5-12.4 36.5 0.6-3.2 18.5 1.8-2.5 72.1 11.5
Conference 4 4 23.8 3.5-12.0 29.2 0.8-3.0 25.0 1.8-2.8 63.6 9.5
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Home 6 6 23.2 3.5-11.0 31.8 0.7-3.0 22.2 2.5-3.2 78.9 10.2
Away 7 7 21.9 4.4-11.7 37.8 0.7-3.1 22.7 1.6-2.0 78.6 11.1
Neutral 4 4 24.0 6.2-15.8 39.7 0.2-3.5 7.1 1.2-2.5 50.0 14.0
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Wins 15 15 23.5 4.7-12.4 37.6 0.7-3.2 20.8 2.0-2.7 73.2 12.0
Losses 2 2 18.0 3.5-12.5 28.0 0.0-3.0 0.0 0.5-1.0 50.0 7.5
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November 4 4 22.8 4.8-12.2 38.8 0.2-3.5 7.1 1.8-2.0 87.5 11.5
December 7 7 23.9 5.1-13.3 38.7 0.9-3.6 24.0 1.7-2.6 66.7 12.9
January 6 6 21.7 3.7-11.5 31.9 0.5-2.5 20.0 2.0-2.8 70.6 9.8
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Total 17 17 388 77-211 36.5 10-54 18.5 31-43 72.1 195
Conference 4 4 95 14-48 29.2 3-12 25.0 7-11 63.6 38
Exhibition - - - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
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Home 6 6 139 21-66 31.8 4-18 22.2 15-19 78.9 61
Away 7 7 153 31-82 37.8 5-22 22.7 11-14 78.6 78
Neutral 4 4 96 25-63 39.7 1-14 7.1 5-10 50.0 56
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Wins 15 15 352 70-186 37.6 10-48 20.8 30-41 73.2 180
Losses 2 2 36 7-25 28.0 0-6 0.0 1-2 50.0 15
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November 4 4 91 19-49 38.8 1-14 7.1 7-8 87.5 46
December 7 7 167 36-93 38.7 6-25 24.0 12-18 66.7 90
January 6 6 130 22-69 31.9 3-15 20.0 12-17 70.6 59
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
Total 17 17 22.8 7.9-21.8 36.5 1.0-5.6 18.5 3.2-4.4 72.1 20.1
Conference 4 4 23.8 5.9-20.2 29.2 1.3-5.1 25.0 2.9-4.6 63.6 16.0
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Home 6 6 23.2 6.0-19.0 31.8 1.2-5.2 22.2 4.3-5.5 78.9 17.6
Away 7 7 21.9 8.1-21.4 37.8 1.3-5.8 22.7 2.9-3.7 78.6 20.4
Neutral 4 4 24.0 10.4-26.2 39.7 0.4-5.8 7.1 2.1-4.2 50.0 23.3
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Wins 15 15 23.5 8.0-21.1 37.6 1.1-5.5 20.8 3.4-4.7 73.2 20.5
Losses 2 2 18.0 7.8-27.8 28.0 0.0-6.7 0.0 1.1-2.2 50.0 16.7
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November 4 4 22.8 8.4-21.5 38.8 0.4-6.2 7.1 3.1-3.5 87.5 20.2
December 7 7 23.9 8.6-22.3 38.7 1.4-6.0 24.0 2.9-4.3 66.7 21.6
January 6 6 21.7 6.8-21.2 31.9 0.9-4.6 20.0 3.7-5.2 70.6 18.2
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
Total 17 17 22.8 2.1 4.2 6.2 2.8 0.2 1.1 2.5 0.4 1.5 1.8
Conference 4 4 23.8 2.0 3.8 5.8 2.8 0.3 1.3 2.8 0.5 1.3 2.5
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 6 6 23.2 3.0 4.5 7.5 2.5 - 1.3 2.7 0.5 1.2 2.2
Away 7 7 21.9 1.7 3.0 4.7 3.0 0.3 0.4 2.4 0.2 1.0 2.0
Neutral 4 4 24.0 1.3 5.8 7.0 3.0 0.3 1.8 2.3 0.8 2.8 1.0
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Wins 15 15 23.5 2.3 4.5 6.7 2.5 0.1 1.1 2.6 0.4 1.5 1.9
Losses 2 2 18.0 0.5 2.0 2.5 5.0 1.0 1.0 1.5 0.7 1.5 1.0
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November 4 4 22.8 2.3 3.0 5.3 2.0 - 0.8 2.0 0.4 1.0 1.5
December 7 7 23.9 2.1 5.1 7.3 3.1 0.1 1.3 2.6 0.5 2.1 1.4
January 6 6 21.7 1.8 3.8 5.7 3.0 0.3 1.0 2.7 0.4 1.0 2.5
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
Total 17 17 388 35 71 106 48 3 18 42 0.4 25 31
Conference 4 4 95 8 15 23 11 1 5 11 0.5 5 10
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 6 6 139 18 27 45 15 - 8 16 0.5 7 13
Away 7 7 153 12 21 33 21 2 3 17 0.2 7 14
Neutral 4 4 96 5 23 28 12 1 7 9 0.8 11 4
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Wins 15 15 352 34 67 101 38 1 16 39 0.4 22 29
Losses 2 2 36 1 4 5 10 2 2 3 0.7 3 2
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November 4 4 91 9 12 21 8 - 3 8 0.4 4 6
December 7 7 167 15 36 51 22 1 9 18 0.5 15 10
January 6 6 130 11 23 34 18 2 6 16 0.4 6 15
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
Total 17 17 22.8 3.6 7.3 10.9 4.9 0.3 1.9 4.3 0.4 2.6 3.2
Conference 4 4 23.8 3.4 6.3 9.7 4.6 0.4 2.1 4.6 0.5 2.1 4.2
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 6 6 23.2 5.2 7.8 12.9 4.3 0.0 2.3 4.6 0.5 2.0 3.7
Away 7 7 21.9 3.1 5.5 8.6 5.5 0.5 0.8 4.4 0.2 1.8 3.7
Neutral 4 4 24.0 2.1 9.6 11.7 5.0 0.4 2.9 3.8 0.8 4.6 1.7
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Wins 15 15 23.5 3.9 7.6 11.5 4.3 0.1 1.8 4.4 0.4 2.5 3.3
Losses 2 2 18.0 1.1 4.4 5.6 11.1 2.2 2.2 3.3 0.7 3.3 2.2
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November 4 4 22.8 4.0 5.3 9.2 3.5 0.0 1.3 3.5 0.4 1.8 2.6
December 7 7 23.9 3.6 8.6 12.2 5.3 0.2 2.2 4.3 0.5 3.6 2.4
January 6 6 21.7 3.4 7.1 10.5 5.5 0.6 1.8 4.9 0.4 1.8 4.6