Afton Burris-Melson [Softball '17]

Afton Burris-Melson was very active during her career at Stigler High School. She not only played basketball and softball, but also was part of student council and an honor roll student.

After high school Burris-Melson attended Connors State College where she played softball and basketball. She played under Coach Rick Carbone, and earned an All-Region honor for her outstanding play as a third baseman and graduated with an associate degree in applied science.

Burris-Melson went on to play softball at Oklahoma State University under coaches Margeret Rebener, Kim Ward, and Keith Whitley. There she earned her bachelor’s in biological science. In continuing her education, she went on to obtain her degree as a registered nurse from Oklahoma City Community College.

Shortly after obtaining her RNA she married Michael Melson. Later she became a volunteer coach for her niece’s 12-and-up softball team, the team began their journey in the Edmond YMCA league and are now a tournament team. The team earned a bid to the 12-and-up USSSA nationals, and are on the road to the Orlando World Series this season.

Burris-Melson and her husband welcomed their son Barrett Melson this past April.