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Valerie Maldonado
 Valerie Maldonado
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Caracas, Venezuela

High School:
Mater Salvatoris

Event:
Distance Freestyle

Experience:
2L

2008-09
Academic all-conference honoree with a 3.61 GPA...Mountain West Scholar Athlete Award winner...Scored 52 points in the season.

2007-08
Scored a total of 99 points for the Rams...Made the MWC academic all-conference list with a grade-point average of 3.667.

2006-07
Finaled in the 1650 Freestyle to garner all-conference recognition...Also consoled in the 500 Free at the MWC championships...Swam lifetime bests in the 200, 500 and 1650 freestyles...Voted Most Improved swimmer by her teammates at both the TCU dual meet and the MWC championships...A chemical and biological engineering major, earned an excellent 3.80 GPA and academic all-conference honors.

Colegio Mater Salvatoris (Caracas, Venezuela)
Named to the Miranda state team at the national games in 2003 and `05...Earned recognition on the All-Venezuelan national team, which competed at the South American and Central American Championships from 2005-07...Swam for Club de Natacion Emil Friedman.

Personal
Born Jan. 19, 1987...Daughter of Tulio Maldonado and Mariela Vasquez...Has an older sister, Marielle...Majoring in chemical engineering.

"When this distance swimmer finally heals up all her wounds and returns to the form she exhibited early in her collegiate career, she'll be the kind of impact athlete we need to succeed."
-Coach John Mattos

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