An outstanding tennis player, Meredith Heller was a four time letter winner for the Indians and qualified for the State Tennis Tournament her senior year. But it was on the softball diamond where she received most of her recognition being named to the All-State teams in 1995, 1996, and 1997 and was a 1st Team All-CIML selection for three years. A five year letter winner for the Indians, she finished her career with 111 victories. Included in those wins were 60 shutouts, 20 no-hitters and 6 perfect games. During her final three seasons on the mound, she dominated the Central Iowa batters with over 1200 strikeouts, an average of over 10 per game. In 1998, she was inducted into the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union 100 Game Victory Hall of Fame. The Indianola Softball team made State Tournament appearances in 1996 and 1997 and with a solid pitching effort from Meredith, the Indians earned third place trophies in both tournaments. Following her senior year, she was chosen to pitch for a 3A All-Star team, where she threw a one hitter against the 2A All-Stars. An outstanding musician, Meredith was chosen to play in the All-State Music Festival for four years and competed in the State Jazz Band Contest for three years. Meredith currently lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico with her husband, Luke, and daughter, Naomi. She is finishing her work on a degree in music and will be sharing her love of music as a teacher.

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