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 Melissa Chavez
Melissa Chavez

Jacksonville, Fla.

High School:
The Bolles School

AS A JUNIOR (2012-13)
Raced with the Varsity Four C at the Princeton Chase (10/29) ... rowed with the Third Varsity Eight B at the Foot of the Charles (11/10) ... won with the 3V8A at the Jesuit Invitational ... came in first with the 3V8 at URI (3/30) ... captured first place with the 3V8 against MIT (4/6) ... competed with the Second Varsity Eight B and Second Varsity Four B at the Knecht Cup (4/13-14) ... won with the 3V8A at Holy Cross (4/21) ... contested the 3V8 against BU, URI, and MIT (4/27) ... came in second with the 3V8 at the Beanpot (4/28) ... finished in second with the 3V8 at the EAWRC Sprints (5/5) ... earned the Athletics Director's Award for Academic Achievement.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2011-12)
Competed in the 2V4A at the Knecht Cup (4/14-15) ... raced with the 2V8 at the MIT Cup Race (5/5) ... rowed with the Varsity Four at the EAWRC Sprints (5/13).

AS A FRESHMAN (2010-11)
Stroked the Club Four to an 11th place finish at the Head of the Charles ... took second in the Varsity Eight at the Jesuit Invitational ... took fifth with the Second Varsity Eight at the Beanpot and at the ACC Championship ... raced for the Resolute Cup, BC-MIT Cup, Knecht Cup, and the Irving-Christensen Cup ... Sister Thea Bowman Scholar Award 2011 ... named to the Academic Honor Roll ...volunteer at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Boston with BC Athletics ...volunteer at Shand's Hospital in Jacksonville ... sports medicine volunteer for Fletcher High School football.

Single scull sixth place youth finish at 2009 Head of the Charles ... single scull Junior/Youth Division seventh place at 2009 Head of the Hooch ... third place Youth Doubles Florida State Rowing Championship 2009 ... fourth place Youth Doubles Southeast Regional Championships 2009 ... selected for US Rowing Junior National Sculling Camp 2007 ... selected for US Rowing Junior National Development Team 2008 ... selected for US Rowing Junior National High Performance Sculling Team 2009 & 2010 ... first place at Club National Championships for the US Rowing Junior National Development Team 2008 ... Jacksonville Rowing Club 2k Hall of Fame 2009 and 2010 ... selected for the Jacksonville Select Scullers program 2009 and 2010 ... Red J. Davis Award for Excellence in Rowing 2007 ... Novice Rower of the Year Award 2005 ... stroked the Freshmen 8 to the Florida Scholastic Rowing State Championship 2007 ... first place City Champions in the Women's Youth Double 2010 ... third place at State Championships in Women's Youth Pair 2010 ... Tracey Johnson Award for Leadership and Dedication to the Sport 2010 ... The Bolles School High School Heisman Award 2009-10 ... College Board National Hispanic Scholar 2009-10 ... member of National Honor Society and Spanish National Honors Society ...T he Bolles School Top Ten Percent Academic Recognition 2007, 2008, & 2009 ... selected for Who's Who among American high school students in 2007 ... nominated for the Joe Berg Society in 2008 ... Florida Bright Future's Scholar ... National Spanish Exam silver medal in 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010.

Melissa Chavez ... daughter of Rob Chavez and Kate Robinson-Chavez ... president and founder of the Bolle Special Olympics Club ... Special Olympics swim team coach and volunteer at Special Olympics events ... Bolles Band and Pep Band ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.

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