2014 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee Spotlight: Alison Mellage Campise '03

2014 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee Spotlight: Alison Mellage Campise '03

Alison Mellage Campise '03 is one of six inductees who will be enshrined into the Springfield College Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, October 18. The 2014 Hall of Fame class will be inducted at the Alumni Awards and Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner at 7:30 p.m. as part of Homecoming Weekend festivities.

Mellage-Campise is one of the finest divers in the history of the Springfield College diving program. Campise still holds the school record on the one-meter board with a score of 442.50 for 10 dives, a record she set in 2001.

An eight-time All-American, crowned the NCAA National Champion on the three-meter board in 2001 Campise excelled in the pool and in the classroom,  garnering  Academic All-American honors. At the conference level, Campise was a three-time NEWMAC Champion and earned the conference’s Diver of the Year award in 2001.

Since her days at Springfield College, Campise has been teaching health and physical education. She began her career in 2003 and currently teaches at Nellie F. Bennett Elementary School in Point Pleasant, N.J. She also has served as a coach of diving, track and field, and gymnastics for numerous schools since she left Springfield College.

Her honors in athletics haven’t slowed down since her time at Springfield. In 2005, she was named the New Jersey High School Gymnastics Coach of the Year and coached the first female diver at North Brunswick Township High School to win the New Jersey State Championship. The Humanics philosophy continues in her life today as she’s helped to raise money through charity bike rides for Multiple Sclerosis and the Cancer Institute of New Jersey and volunteer coaching. Campise and her husband, John, have two children, three-year-old Louis and one-year-old Genevieve. The couple resides in New Jersey and Campise remains active through practicing Jivamukti Yoga and working out.