Melanie Ortiz
 
Melanie  Ortiz

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Suffern, N.Y.

High School:
Suffern

Height:
5-4

Event:
Vault, Bars, Floor

04/18/2011

USAG Team Finals

Action photos from the USAG Team Finals at the Academy on April 9.

FRESHMAN (2011): Did not compete due to injury.

HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB TEAM: Suffern High School...member of the varsity gymnastics team for five years...served as team captain for four...received the team's MVP award...member of the team that placed fourth at the high school national championships...placed sixth individually at that meet...named to the honor roll...Scholar-Athlete...competed at the club level for Galaxy Gymnastics...coached by Jamie Winkler...advanced to Level 10 Regionals...received the club's Sportsmanship Award.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Randy and Keiko Ortiz...has one older brother, Ryan, and one younger brother, Randy...Ryan is currently in the Marines...nickname is "Mel"...majoring in foreign area studies...earning a minor in Portuguese...future plans include becoming either a pilot or an intelligence officer...served as Training Clerk...named to the Commandant's List for excellence in military performance...attended the Academy's Prep School...first person from Suffern High School to attend the Air Force Academy...hobbies include reading, hanging out with friends and shopping...is very artistic...favorite event is the vault, because "I have always enjoyed the challenge of vaulting. I like trying new vaults and seeing what I can do"...spent the summer taking an academic class and completing global engagement and jump..."so stoked for this season!"...member of Cadet Squadron 31.

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