Hope Zak - Parma Senior High School Class of 1991
Earning multiple letters in both swimming and cross-country at Parma High, Zak was a standout in swimming for the Redmen. She was the first Parma High female athlete to qualify for the OHSAA state swim meet; qualifying in the 100 breast both her Junior and Senior seasons. A three-time all-conference selection, she was named Lake Erie League MVP in 1989-90. A three-time YMCA National qualifier, she also earned Academic All-Ohio and Academic All-American honors. She set the Parma High school record in the 100 breast.
Zak swam at the University of Cincinnati. Earning 4 letters during her collegiate career, she was also selected as Most Improved Swimmer and team MVP. Zak qualified for finals at the conference meet eight times in her career at U.C.