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Melinda Hale

Full name: Melinda Ann Hale (-Rhoads)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-7.5 (172 cm)
Weight: 141 lbs (64 kg)
Born: April 19, 1955 in Oil City, Pennsylvania, United States
Affiliations: National Team, (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Handball

Biography

Melinda Hale was an all-around athlete at Slippery Rock State in Pennsylvania, where she played basketball, lacrosse, softball, and ran track. She captained the basketball team her junior and senior years. Hale later was a head coach for softball and volleyball at Kansas State University. She was asked to try out for the US handball team in 1974 but did not make the team for the 1976 Olympic qualifying. Hale did make the ill-fated 1980 US Olympic team and stayed with the team to compete at the 1984 Olympics. She married Robert Rhoads, a basketball star at Mercer High, and later head basketball coach at Slippery Rock High School.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Summer 29 Los Angeles Handball Women's Handball United States USA 5

Women's Handball

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G W S E DQ
1984 Summer 29 Los Angeles Handball United States USA Round Robin Match #12 2 1984-08-07 FRG 18, USA 17 0 0 1 0 0
1984 Summer 29 Los Angeles Handball United States USA Round Robin Match #13 1 1984-08-09 USA 25, AUT 21 1 0 0 0 0
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