Synchronized Swimming

Lauren Nicholson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Riverside, Calif.

High School:
Martin Luther King

Major:
Exercise Science Education

Lauren Nicholson

03/22/2014

Buckeyes Earn Second Place at U.S. Collegiate Championships

Maryanko wins Individual High Point; Six Buckeyes earn All-American laurels

03/21/2014

Buckeyes Win Gold, Advance Teams to Finals at U.S. Collegiate Championships

Baranski and J. Gaylard capture Figures A and B titles

03/20/2014

Buckeyes Open U.S. Collegiate Championships

Buckeyes advance to solo, duet and trio finals Saturday

02/27/2014

Ohio State Prepares to Defend North Regional Crown Saturday

Buckeyes have won 23 consecutive North Regional Championships

02/16/2014

Ohio State Finishes First at Incarnate Word

Buckeyes earn first place in trio, solo and team competition

01/14/2014

SYNCH: Lauren Nicholson

Senior Riverside, Calif.

02/03/2013

SYNCH: Ohio State hosting Jessica Beck Memorial Meet

Feb. 2, 2013 McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion Columbus, Ohio

2014 Senior Season Highlights
• Earned US All American Honors at US Collegiate Championships
• On OSU's team that placed 2nd at the US Collegiate Championships
• On the team that won the U.S. Senior National Championships
• U.S. Collegiate Academic All-American
• Finished first place in the trio competition (Aton, Spada) at the Ohio State Inivitational (84.7) and Incarnate Word (81.0)
• Second place finish in the trio competition (Aton, Zanotto) at the Jessica Beck Memorial Meet (84.4)
• Member of the Scarlet team that placed first at the Jessica Beck Memorial Meet (88.19), Incarnate Word (85.1) and U.S. Senior National Championships (85.000)
• Took third place in trio competition (Baranski, Zanotto) at US Collegiate Championships (86.5000)
• Member of Scarlet team that tied for second at US Collegiate Championships (88.5000)

2013 Junior Season Highlights
• Earned 2013 U.S. Collegiate All-America honors
• Academic All-Big Ten
• 2013 Ohio State Scholar-Athlete
• Member of Scarlet Team that captured second place at U.S. Senior National Championships (169.4125)
• Finished fourth in trio competition (Aton, Ramsey) at 2013 U.S. Collegiate Championships (85.925)
• Tabbed second-place trio finish (Aton, Ramsey) at North Regional Championships (87.167) and first-place finishes at William & Mary (88.167) and Boston (86.750)
• First-place trio finish (Maryanko, Ramsey) at Ohio State Invitational (84.667)

2012 Sophomore Season Highlights
• Academic All-Big Ten
• OSU Scholar-Athlete
• Member of Scarlet Squad that captured team routine title at Jessica Beck Memorial Meet (88.830), Wheaton Collegiate Invitational (89.0) and Gator Synchro Invitational (88.833)

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
• Part of Team Scarlet's 92.875 performance for runner-up finish in U.S. Collegiate Championships; Buckeyes won their 27th title
• Also competed in the trio final at the U.S. Collegiate Championships and finished third with an 89.750
• At North Regional Championships competed with Scarlet Team and earned a 96.667 for first in team routine; 2011 team season best
• Performed an honorary solo routine at North Regional Championships and finished fourth with a score of 88.50; competed in trio final at regionals with Paige Ramsey and former Buckeye Lauren Robinson and the trio finished second (92.333)
• During the regular season, the Scarlet Team finished first at Richmond and William & Mary; also teamed with Ramsey and Robinson in the trio for first at Richmond and second at William & Mary
• At the Jessica Beck Memorial Meet, Nicholson and Team Scarlet were first with a mark of 95.50 and also finished first in the trio routine (91.667) with Ramsey and Robinson
• In season-opening meet vs. Michigan, placed second in solo routine with a mark of 89.50; also finished first in trio with Robinson and Ramsey with a score of 92.50

Prior to Ohio State
• U.S. Junior National Team Member from 2008-10
• Member of the Riverside Aquettes from 2001-2010 where she was coached by Sue Nesbitt, the mother of former Buckeye Barbara Nesbitt (2007-10)
• 2010 West Zone Athlete of the Year
• Four-year letterwinner for the MLK swim team; 2006 Ivy League 500 champion; earned Team MVP and Coaches Award from 2007-10; 2009-10 Team Captain; part of two school relay records

Personal
• Daughter of Tom and Jeanne, has one sister, Courtney
• Would like to become a sports medicine doctor
• Enjoys sleeping and watching movies
• Greatest sports thrill so far has been beating Canada in 2008 while with the U.S. Junior National Team and becoming a 2008 national champion in duet

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