Synchronized Swimming

Java Nikbakht

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
San Jose, Calif.

High School:
Branham

Major:
Biology

Java Nikbakht

05/21/2012

Buckeyes Celebrate another Championship Season

Yuliya Maryanko named Most Outstanding Swimmer at annual team banquet Friday

03/17/2012

Ohio State Clinches Program's 28th U.S. Collegiate Championship

Buckeyes tally 93 points; sophomore Yuliya Maryanko wins gold in solo routine

03/02/2012

Ohio State Looks to Bring Home 22nd North Regional Title

Buckeyes enter the meet having won each year since the regional meet started

02/27/2012

Ohio State Defeats Florida and Tampa in Gainesville

Buckeyes sweep the top spots in each routine competition

02/18/2012

Scarlet and Gray Travel to Gainesville to Take on Gators

Ohio State to returns to action at Florida Saturday

2011 Freshman Season Highlights

  • Member of Scarlet Team that recorded a first-place 173.4125 in team final to help Ohio State win its second U.S. Senior National title.
  • Competed in duet routine with Alex Beckett at U.S. Senior National Championships and finished fifth with 164.7875.
  • In the trio with Michelle Theriault and Alex Beckett at Richmond, finished second, but won the event at William & Mary.
  • With Scarlet Team, finished first (95.50) at Jessica Beck Memorial Meet; also competed in trio with Theriault and Beckett and finished second with a score of 89.833
  • In season-opening meet vs. Michigan, took second place with Theriault and Beckett with a mark of 91.50.
Prior to Ohio State
  • 2009 Junior National Team Champion and Team Captain
  • 2008 Senior National Team II Member
  • 2007 and 2009 Junior National Team Member and Team Captain
  • 2007 Junior National Team Champion
  • Member of Santa Clara Aquamaids from 1998-2009
Personal
  • Daughter of Sonia and Nick; has three siblings, Sepi, Bahareh and Azi
  • Would like to attend medical school
  • Enjoys reading, camping and hiking
  • Greatest sports thrill was beating Canada for the first time in five years at the Pan American Games in 2009
  • Was a 4.0 GPA student all four years in high school

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