|Hometown:||San Jose, Calif|
|High School:||Leigh High School|
Melissa Hopper graduated from Leigh High School in San Jose, Calif. She was a four-year letter winner in both track and cross country. She was named the cross country MVP three times (2006, 2007, 2009) and Rookie of the Year once (2006). Hopper was also named the track MVP in 2010. For her accomplishments, the Longhorns named her the Leigh High School Most Outstanding Female Athlete in 2010.
Melissa Hopper was born in Hong Kong, China. She is the daughter of Howard and Bonna Hopper. Her father is a graduate of Pacific. She has one younger sister, Michelle. Hopper is a double major in pre-dentistry and biology with career plans on working in the field of medicine. In her free time, she likes wakeboarding, playing sports, and spending time with her friends.