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Sue Ball (Mendez) (’80)

March 6, 2020

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Courtesy of Cherry Hill East Athletic Hall of Fame

Sue Ball (Mendez) graduated Cherry Hill East in 1980.

An East star swimmer for all four years of high school, Mendez was a dedicated athlete. She was a star in the 100 meter-butterfly and 100-meter freestyle and was named to the All South Jersey first team for those categories.

Swimming was a major part of her life, as Mendez additionally swam for the local club team, the Jersey Wahoos.

These successes led her through her life, and swimming led her to accept a full ride from Clemson University. There, she was as, or even more, successful than her career at East. Mendez qualified for the NCAA championship in 1981 and 1983.
Currently, she resides in Florida. She is a worker in the energy efficiency business, where she found love after coming out of college with a major in Electrical Energy.

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