Valerie Zaleski
Valerie Zaleski

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Homewood, Ill.

High School:
Homewood-Flossmoor

Event:
Breast, Sp. Free

Birthdate:
10/30/1985

2007-08: Named to the All-Missouri Valley Conference Honorable Mention and Scholar-Athlete Teams ... served as team captain ... finished third in the 100-yard freestyle and fifth in the 100-yard breaststroke against Northern Iowa ... placed first in the 100-yard freestyle against Lindenwood ... tallied a second-place finish in the 50-yard freestyle and a third-place finish in the 100-yard freestyle against Evansville ... recorded a fourth-place finish in the 100-yard freestyle and a fifth-place tally in the 100-yard breaststroke against Western Illinois ... placed third in the 50-yard freestyle, first in the 100-yard freestyle and third in the 200-yard freestyle in a double-dual meet against Butler and Youngstown State ... finished third in the 50-yard freestyle and fourth in the 100-yard freestyle against Illinois ... placed ninth in both the 100-yard freestyle and the 100-yard breaststroke at the Zippy Invitational ... took second in both the 50- and the 100-yard freestyle and third in the 200-yard freestyle against Ball State ... placed fifth in the 50-yard freestyle, second in the 100-yard freestyle and third in the 200-yard freestyle against Green Bay ... ended the season at the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Championships with fifth-place finishes in the 50-yard freestyle, 100-yard freestyle and the 100-yard breaststroke ... also a member of the 200- and 400-yard freestyle relays that placed third, and the 200- and 400-yard medley relays that placed fourth and third, respectively, at the MVC Championships.

2006-07: Placed first in the 100-yard breaststroke and second in the 100-yard freestyle in a dual-meet against Northern Iowa ... finished third in the 50-yard freestyle at the Lindenwood Invitational ... took second in the 100-yard breaststroke against Illinois ... finished 19th in the 50-yard freestyle and 14th in the 100-yard freestyle at the Akron Invitational ... placed second against Ball State in the 100-yard freestyle ... took sixth in the 50-yard freestyle at the Bill Ritter Invitational ... at the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Championships, finished ninth in the 50-yard freestyle, 10th in the 100-yard breaststroke and 12th in the 100-yard freestyle ... was also a member of the 200-yard freestyle relay that finished third at the State Farm MVC Championships.

2005-06: Finished first at the Lindenwood Meet in the 50 freestyle and second in the 100-yard freestyle ... participated in the 200-yard freestyle relay that took first at the Lindenwood Meet ... placed first in the 50-yard freestyle and second in the 100-yard backstroke against Western Illinois ... took first against Northern Iowa in the 100-yard breaststroke.

Homewood-Flossmoor: Three-time varsity letterwinner ... placed seventh in the 50-yard freestyle and eighth in the 100-yard breaststroke at state senior year ... team captain and MVP senior year ... named all-state sophomore and senior year ... state relay qualifier three years ... holds school record in the 50-yard freestyle ... honor roll student.

Personal: Born 10-30-85 ... daughter of Bill and Beverly Zaleski ... AFNI Athletics Honor Roll member spring and fall 2006 ... majoring in biology.