2012: Competed as a sprinter for the Crusaders ... earned the Horizon League Sportsmanship Award ... showed excellence in Journalism for Sports Writing ... volunteered with the Habitat for Humanity.

Prep: STCE Conference Champion in 2010 ... state qualifier in the 4x100m and 4x400m relays.

Personal: Heather is the daughter of Charlene and Kevin Mende ... major is Communication and Creative Writing ... born March 4, 1994.