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Athletic Hall of Fame: Melanie (Waszak) Martinez '10

INDUCTED 2019
Earned four varsity letters in girls’ swimming... three-time IHSA Girls’ Swimming State Qualifier (2006, 2008, 2009)... four-time South Suburban Conference champion in both the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke... four-time team MVP... part of SSC champion 200 and 400 freestyle relay teams three times... finished her career as the school record holder in the 100 fly (57.03), 100 back (59.44) and 200 individual medley (2:13.66)... part of school-record squads in the 200 freestyle, 400 freestyle and 200 medley relays... became the first female in school history to qualify for the IHSA Swimming State Finals as a freshman in 2006... helped Lemont to the SSC Blue title as a sophomore in 2007... qualified for the IHSA State Finals in two events (100 fly, 100 back) as both a junior and senior... placed 12th in the 100 fly at the 2008 IHSA State Finals, earning the school’s first-ever point in state finals competition... placed 8th in the 100 fly at the 2009 IHSA State Finals, which is the best state finals finish ever for a Lemont swimmer... served as a team captain... High Honor Roll student who was a member of the Student Council... earned a scholarship to swim at the University of Illinois-Chicago... served as a team captain as both a junior and senior at UIC... held eight UIC team records as an individual or part of a relay squad... set a school and Horizon League record in the 200 butterfly... earned Swimmer of the Meet honors as a junior at the 2013 Horizon League Championships... won three individual events at the 2013 Horizon League Championships and was part of three victorious relay squads... mentored student-athletes as part of UIC’s “Pass the Torch” program.