|Noted Subjects: |
Archaeology, Greco-Roman Myth, Art History
|Current Collegiate Team||Minnesota (2010-Present)|
|Past Collegiate Teams||None|
|High School Team||Naperville North (2006-2010) (Scholastic Bowl)|
|Middle School Team||None|
Melanie Keating is a junior at the University of Minnesota. She is a frequent teammate of Eliza Grames due to a fondness for giggling and not taking quizbowl too seriously. She will be serving as the Special Events Coordinator for the club in the Spring of 2013.
- 2012 Chicago Open with Eliza Grames, Robin Heinonen and Joe Hansen
- 2012 ICT Division II with Eliza Grames, Ribhu Agarwala, and Jonathon Hank
- 2012 ACF Regionals at Minnesota with Shannon Fletcher, Jack Ryan and some guy named Joe
- 2012 Penn Bowl at Northwestern with Eliza Grames, Han Li, Srijay Rajan, and Peter Estall
- 2012 SCT at Carleton College with Eliza Grames, Ribhu Agarwala, and Han Li
- 2011 ACF Fall at Carleton College with Peter Estall and the same guy named Joe who no longer exists in the world of Quizbowl
- 2011 Missiles of October mirror at Minnesota with Srijay Rajan and two people who have disappeared from the world of Quizbowl
- 2011 MAGNI mirror at Carleton with Eliza Grames, Robin Heinonen and Srijay Rajan
- 2011 Collegiate Novice at Minnesota with Jack Ryan, Ribhu Agarwala and Shannon Fletcher
- 2011 SCT North (Region 10) Division II. 9.45 PPG; 6th place with Paul Barta, Kelsey McCoy, Alex Nelson, and Michael VanDeWeghe
- 2010 EFT Mirror at Minnesota. 8.5 PPG; 5th place with Eliza Grames, Kelsey McCoy, and Michael VanDeWeghe
- 2010 Collegiate Novice Mirror at Minnesota. 30 PPG; 7th place with Greg Nigon and Matt (unspecified last name)
Melanie has written for various packet submission tournaments, including 2011 and 2012 MUT submissions, some questions from which survived and were used in the actual tournament. She also contributed to the failed ACF Nationals packet submission with Eliza Grames, Han Li, and Peter Estall that was never submitted due to an awful 14-line short story on the Battle of Bannockburn written by Peter Estall and a lack of funds to attend the tournament.
She contributed numerous fine arts, myth, and social science questions to the 2011 iteration of the Minnesota High School Novice Tournament. For the 2012 version of MHSNT, she will be serving as a subject editor for mythology, visual arts, and probably some other categories at her whim.
Melanie served as tournament director for the Minnesota mirror of 2011 Fall Novice Tournament and brought in a solid number of teams to compete in that.