Buckeyes Honored At Columbus Women's Sport Report
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Members of the Ohio State rowing and synchronized swimming teams were honored Tuesday morning at the 5th Annual Women's Sports Report presented by Ohio Health at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. The ceremony recognized women from the Columbus area and the strides the Greater Columbus Sports Commission has made to grow female athletics in the area.
The Buckeye rowing team won its second-consecutive national championship this past June, becoming the fifth program in NCAA history to win consecutive national titles in the sport and the first since 2008. OSU claimed event national titles in the first and second varsity eights and a seventh-place overall finish in the first varsity four.
Synchronized swimming won its first US Senior Collegiate National Championship since the 2011 season when it claimed the top prize last April at the Oro Valley Aquatic Center in Oro Valley, Ariz. The Scarlet and Gray teams finished 1-2 in the team competition and the duet of freshman Lorraine Hack and senior Yuliya Maryanko was awarded a bronze medal. Those performances were enough to propel the Buckeyes to its third U.S. Senior National Championship.
Ohio State Senior Associate Athlete Director Diana Sabau, who was on Columbus' Women's Final Four Committee, was also on hand to talk about the city being awarded the 2018 Women's Final Four.