Prior to Arkansas
Melton is a two-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American and NISCA All-American. At the 2016 AHSAA 6A-7A Division Swimming and Diving Championships, she won the 100 back in a time of 55.99 and finished runner-up in the 200 free in 1:50.36. She is a 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials qualifier in the 100 back, clocking a 1:03.09 in the prelims. Her top times include a 23.69 mark in the 50 free, 50.45 in the 100 free and 1:49.97 in the 200 free. Her top 100 back time is 54.69.