|Sport(s):||Women's Basketball, Softball|
|Year of Graduation:||1998|
A basketball and softball player, Melissa Tarpy put up stunning numbers in both sports despite missing most of her senior year with a knee injury. She became the basketball team’s all-time leading scorer with 1,564 career points and established virtually all the program’s shooting records including three-point field goal percentage and free throw percentage. She set the single game scoring record with 36 against the University of Rochester in 1997 and had seven games in her career over 30 points. Her talents earned her First Team All-Conference honors in both the NEWAC (1995) and GNAC (1996-97).
In softball she was the nation’s third leading hitter at .587 as a freshman. She was also a three-time First Team All-Conference honoree in softball, finishing with a .490 career batting average. Her 1995 team was Endicott’s first to win a conference championship (NEWAC) as a NCAA Division III member.