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Melissa (Matteson) Ollerman

Melissa (Matteson) Ollerman graduated from River Falls High School in 1987. She received her Bachelor of Science in Physical Education from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in 1992 and continued her education at Emory University in Atlanta, earning her Master of Physical Therapy degree.

As a high school athlete, Ollerman earned letters in four sports including swimming, cross country, gymnastics and track and field. She competed at the state level with the gymnastics team and twice individually in track in the long jump. She continues to hold the girls' outdoor long jump record at a distance of 18-feet, 1-inch and once held the two-mile record in cross country.

Ollerman was named MVP of the Wildcat track and field team and Outstanding Senior Athlete in 1987. She was also a member of the National Honor Society, the band and color guard.

In college Ollerman competed in track and field and cross country for the Falcons at UWRF.  She earned letters in track in 1988, 1989, 1990 and 1991 and in cross country in 1990 and 1991.

In 1991 she was an indoor and outdoor NAIA track All-American in the triple jump. She was named to the second All-WWIAC team in 1991 when she placed second in the long jump at the indoor meet and second in the triple jump at the outdoor meet. Ollerman was named the Falcons' Most Valuable Performer in 1990 and 1991.

In cross country she was given honorable mention to the 1990 NAIA District 14 team, and was named a NAIA All-American Scholar-Athlete in 1991. She was inducted into the UWRF Athletic Hall of Fame in 2003.

Ollerman continues to enjoy running, having competed in several marathons, half-marathons and long distance relays. For the past five years she has been the high jump and long jump coach at Lakeway Elementary School in Litttleton, N.H., and has coached in the kids' track program at the St. Johnsbury Academy in St. Johnsbury, Vermont.

Melissa is married to Rick Ollerman. Together they reside in Littleton, N.H. with their two children, Sabrina and Ricky, where they enjoy skiing and hiking in the White Mountains. She works full time as a physical therapist for Littleton Orthopedics/Littleton Regional Hospital, specializing in orthopedics, McKenzie Method and Trigger Point Dry Needling.