|High School:||Peachtree Ridge HS|
|College:||Western Carolina University|
Western Carolina University: Redshirted.
Peachtree Ridge High School: Lay was a three-time Scholar Athlete Award winner (2009-11) and a four-year letter winner ... As a senior in 2011, she earned the team's Outstanding Lion's Award and was also named to the All-Region team ... In 2010, she was named her team's Most Valuable Defensive Player ... Her 2009 team was crowned the region champion and earned a berth into the state playoffs while her 2011 squad also made it to the state playoffs ... Equally active in the classroom, she was a member of the Spanish Honor's Society and DECA, was nominated to the Governor's Honor Program, was her senior class representative and graduated in the top 15% of her class.
Club Teams: GFC Silverbacks Elite '93, Silverbacks Super-Y, AFU Gold
Personal: Melissa D. Lay is the daughter of Ken and Lisa Lay ... She is majoring in Health and Physical Education with a minor in Spanish.