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     Melanie Waszak
    Melanie Waszak

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Lemont, Ill.

    High School:
    Lemont

    Event:
    Mid-Distance


    04/15/2014

    Night of Champions Banquet Honors Student-Athletes

    Women's Tennis wins Academic Team of the Year for the seventh time in 12 years

    04/09/2014

    Swimming & Diving Highlight Season At Awards Banquet

    Lord, Mordach, Ostrowski, Jacobsen, Millin and Hare will serve as captains for the 2014-15 season

    03/02/2014

    Swimming & Diving Finishes Third, Fifth At Championships

    Kei Ishimaru claimed the Flames only first-place finish on final day

    03/02/2014

    Swimming & Diving Finishes Third, Fifth At Championships

    Kei Ishimaru claimed the Flames only first-place finish on final day

    02/28/2014

    Swimming & Diving Concludes Day Three of Horizon League Championships

    Final day of competition begins tomorrow at 9 a.m. (CT)

    AS A JUNIOR (2012-13): Won the 200 free (1:56.71) and 100 fly (58.26) at Wright State (10/13) ... captured first against Eastern Illinois in the 1000 free (10:38.93) and 100 back (1:00.07) ... finished third in the 200 fly (2:07.09) and fourth in the 1000 free (10:41.44) at Northwestern (11/02) ... took first, second and third in the 100 fly (57.97), 200 free (1:54.96) and 200 IM (2:12.64), respectively, at Milwaukee (11/03) ... claimed the 500 free (5:06.85) versus IIT and Butler (11/10) ... collected second in the final of the 200 fly (2:01.02) and sixth in the final of the 200 free (1:51.73), while also competing in the final of the 500 free (4:55.62) at the TYR Invitational (11/16-18) ... came in first at Western Illinois (12/15) in the 200 fly (2:07.31) and 500 free (5:11.17) ... against Green Bay (01/12), broke away with first in the 200 free (1:55.39) and 200 fly (2:08.37) ... produced first-place finishes against Youngstown State (01/25) in the 200 fly (2:07.08) and 500 free (5:09.87) ... bested Valparaiso (01/26) in the 100 fly (58.09) for first ... placed first in the 500 free (5:04.92) and second in the 200 free (1:54.83) against Cleveland State (02/02) ... went undefeated through prelims and finals to take first place and set UIC records in the 500 free (4:56.16, 4:52.95), 200 free (1:49.93, 1:49.66) and 200 fly (1:59.77, 1:59.26), while also breaking her own Horizon League and Championship records and meeting the NCAA B standard in the 200 fly at the Horizon League Championships (02/27-03/02) ... a member of the UIC and Flames Natatorium record-holding and first-place 800 free relay (7:23.81), 200 medley relay (1:42.16) and 400 medley relay (3:41.63) teams, and the school-record 400 free relay (3:23.71) team; with the 800 free relay team also holding the Horizon League and Championship records ... awarded Horizon League Swimmer of the Meet at the Horizon League Championships ... received the Horizon League Swimmer of the Week honor for Jan. 7-13 ... named UICFlames.com Student-Athlete of the Week for Feb. 25-March 3

    AS A SOPHOMORE (2011-12):
    Claimed first in the 200 fly with 2:09.52 and second in the 500 free with 5:10.29 against Wright State (10/15) ... won the 200 free (1:56.86) and the 100 fly (58.38) at Eastern Illinois (10/29) ... took fifth in the 200 free in 1:55.59 and second in the 200 fly in 2:09.62 against Milwaukee and Illinois (11/5) ... placed fourth in the 200 fly versus Northwestern and North Dakota (11/12) in 2:09.76 ... qualified and competed in the 100 fly, 50 fly and 200 fly at the TYR Invitational (11/18-20) ... won both the 1000 free (10:41.80) and 100 fly (58.18) against Western Illinois and Saint Louis (12/17) ... took third in the 200 IM with 2:11.89 and first in the 500 free with 5:07.99 at Green Bay (01/14) ... was runner up in the 1000 free with 10:38.18 and 100 fly with 57.83 against Valparaiso and Illinois State (01/20) ... claimed first in the 200 fly with 2:06.08 and 100 fly with 57.68 at Youngstown State (02/03) ... at Cleveland State (02/04), won the 1000 free with 10:27.97 and placed second in the 500 free with 5:09.51 ... set a school record in the 1000 free (10:06.51), 500 free (4:54.26) and 200 fly (2:00.87) at the Horizon League Championships (02/22-25) ... part of the school-record 200 medley relay (1:43.48), 400 medley relay (3:44.59), 400 free relay (3:25.98) and 800 free relay (7:30.79) teams ... had 21 top-3 performances throughout the season, with 11 coming in first place

    AS A FRESHMAN (2010-11): Started her rookie season off by placing first in the 200 fly (2:07.51) and second in the 200 free (1:57.00) at Wright State (10/23) ... came in first in the 200 IM and 500 free against Eastern Illinois (10/30) with times of 2:11.49 and 5:11.71 respectively ... took first in the 200 butterfly at Western Illinois (12/18), against Green Bay (1/15) and against Youngstown (1/28) with times of 2:11.77, 2:05.11 and 2:06.52 ... placed first in the 500 free with 5:08.97 against Youngstown (1/28) and in the same event against Cleveland State (2/05) (5:06.95) ... took first in the 200 butterfly (2:01.78) and second in the 500 free (4:55.24) in the Horizon League Championships (2/23-2/26).

    PREP AND PERSONAL: Became the first swimmer in Lemont High School history to qualify and score at the state meet as she earned all-state honors in the 100 fly ... named swimming and diving team MVP all four seasons ... garnered four individual high school records and took part in three relay records ... born March 2, 1992...daughter of Laura and Rich...currently enrolled as a Nursing major.

    CAREER BEST
    200 Free: 1:49.66* (03/01/2013)
    500 Free: 4:52.95* (02/28/2013)
    1000 Free: 10:06.51* (02/22/2012)
    50 Fly: 26.51 (11/20/2011)
    100 Fly: 55.74
    200 Fly: 1:59.26*$! (03/02/2013)
    100 Back: 1:00.07 (10/27/2012)
    200 IM: 2:11.89 (01/14/2012)
    * UIC RECORD
    $ HORIZON LEAGUE RECORD
    ! HORIZON LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP RECORD