Alumna joins Good Morning America

A former co-captain of the UNT dance team joined ABC News' Good Morning America as a special contributor.

Melissa Rycroft (’05) will appear on the morning news broadcast throughout the summer bringing fun and uplifting stories from around the country, Jim Murphy, senior executive producer of the show, said in a news release. Her first appearance was June 22.

Rycroft made it to the finals of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars this May. She and her professional dance partner finished third based on viewers’ votes and judges’ scores. Rycroft joined the show as a last-minute replacement for an injured contestant. She also is a former member of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders and received national attention as a contestant on The Bachelor.

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