Melissa Terrill Spowal
Graduation Year: 1996
Induction Year: 2009
Sport (s): Field Hockey

Melissa Terrill Spowal graduated from DePauw in 1996 with a bachelor's degree in communication. Since graduating, she earned a master's degree in communication from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, and a M.B.A. from Washington University-St. Louis. She has been an account executive for J.W. Terrill since August 2000, working with clients on employee benefit and retirement programs.

A four-year letterman in field hockey at DePauw, Spowal played in the defensive position of center back and earned numerous awards and honors. She served as team captain during her junior and senior seasons and was named the team's most valuable player both years. She was a member of the Great Lakes Regional All-American Team in 1994 and 1995, a significant achievement for a backfield player. Her coach, Judy George, stated that Spowal was the best all-around field hockey player that she coached during her 35 years of developing field hockey at DePauw University.

Spowal resides in St. Louis with her husband Ryan. She is involved with two local charities: Nurses for Newborns and Beyond Housing.