Competitive cheer welcomes Melanie Padron

Our Lady of the Lake University signed junior Melanie Padron. The San Antonio native joined the Competitive Cheer team. She attended Travis Early College High School. She was a National Cheerleading Association All-American nominee, a member of the National Honor Society and earned her high school diploma with summa cum laude honors.

Padron has earned the Dean’s Merit Scholarship, Endowment Scholarship and Wings Up Grant while at OLLU. She also was a Dean’s List recipient. Last year, she was a member of the Saints Cheer club team.

Her hobbies are traveling, yoga and going to concerts. Padron’s athletic role model is Gabby Douglas and her favorite motto is “I don’t want to be bare minimum. I want to be successful.”