Skip to main content

Fisher, Melissa (King)

Melissa King Fisher '93
  • Sport: Basketball
  • Years Attended: 1989-1993
  • 3x All-WCC selection
  • 2x WCC Player of the Year
  • 3x WCC champion
  • Her No. 21 Jersey Retired in 2009
  • Inducted in 2003

Melissa King Fisher remains one of the best basketball players in the history of the West Coast Conference. She completed her basketball career at Santa Clara as the school's leading scorer and the third-highest scorer in WCC history. She rewrote the Bronco record book during her three-year career. She had set 19 career, single-season, and single-game records before graduating. In 2009, she became the first woman—and only the eighth player—to have her jersey raised into the rafters of the Leavey Center.

A three-time All-WCC selection, King led the Broncos to three-straight league championships and the National Women's Invitational Tournament title in 1991. Santa Clara won more than 75 percent of its games with her on the court. In 1992, the Broncos also made their first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance, advancing to the second round after upsetting heavily-favored California in the first round. As a senior, King earned her second WCC Player of the Year honor and became the first player to ever lead the conference in both scoring and field-goal percentage in the same season. She capped-off her final year earning Kodak Honorable Mention All-America honors.

<< Return to List of Inductees