Monica Velazquez-Stiak
Monica  Velazquez-Stiak

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Phoenix, Ariz.

Major:
Sport Industry

04/17/2018

Big Ten Medal of Honor Finalists

The men's and women's winners will be announced at the Scarlet and Graymies on April 24

04/09/2018

Ohio State Recognizes Academic Standouts at Scholar-Athlete Dinner

Big Ten Medal of Honor finalists revealed

04/01/2018

Synchronized Swimming Wins 31st National Championship

Buckeyes claim their second consecutive title

03/29/2018

My Gameday - Monica Velazquez-Stiak

The senior All-American gives an inside look into the synchronized swimming team in the same setting as this weekend's national championships

02/19/2018

Buckeyes stay perfect at U of A Collegiate Open Meet

Ohio State rolls past Lindenwood, Arizona, and Northern Arizona

04/18/2018

Big Ten Medal of Honor Finalist - Monica Velazquez-Stiak

Big Ten Medal of Honor Finalist - Monica Velazquez-Stiak

2017 Junior Season Highlights
  • Competed in 4 duet events with a season-best score of 84.0000
  • Placed in the top 2 in all 4 of her duet events
  • Competed in 6 trio events with a season-best score of 83.6667 at the US Collegiate Championships
  • Placed in the top 3 in all 6 of her trio events
  • Competed in 5 team events with a season-best score of 85.3667 at Stanford
  • Placed 1st in her 3 team events at Jessica Beck, North Regionals, and the US Collegiate Championships
  • On OSU's team that won the overall US Collegiate Championships
  • Was an OSU Scholar-Athlete
  • 2017 All-American Award Recipient
  • 2016-2017 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar

2016 Sophomore Season Highlights 
  • On OSU’s team that placed 2nd at the US Collegiate Championships
  • Earned US All American Honors for the second-straight season
  • Named the team’s Most Outstanding Swimmer
  • Named Academic All-Big Ten and was an OSU Scholar-Athlete
  • Finished second in the duet routine and tied for third in the trio routine at the US Collegiate Championships
  • Won first in the team routine at North Regional Championships in Colorado
  • Part of the Scarlet squad that took second in the team routine at the US Collegiate Championships

2015 Freshman Season Highlights 
  • Earned U.S. Synchro All-America honors
  • Swam all year on the Scarlet squad that finished first in every event
  • Finished first in the team routine at the US Collegiate Championships
  • Won the team routine at the Jessica Beck Memorial with a score of 90.2000
  • Took first both days in the team routine at the Arizona meet and then also claimed the top spot two weeks later at the North Regional
  • Finished the year strong with a national title clinching performance at the US Collegiate Championship, finishing with a season-best score of 87.7667.
  • Competed all year in the trio routine with Lorraine Hack and Alyssa Hoying
  • Finished first at the OSU Invitational and on both days of the event at Arizona in the trio
  • Was fourth at the North Regional Championships with Hoying and Hack in the trio
  • Saved the best performance for last, taking second with a season-best performance of 86.0333 in the trio with Hack and Hoying at the US Collegiate Championship
Prior to Ohio State:
  • On the 13-15 U.S. National team in 2011
  • Competed on the U.S. Jr. National Team in 2013 and 2014
  • Member of the team that placed fifth in team at the Comen Cup in 2011
  • Placed fourth in figured and first in team at the Pan American games in 2013
  • FINA Junior Worlds Team 2014

Personal: 

  • Daughter of David Velazquez and Amy Stiak; has one younger brother, Joseph
  • Favorite Buckeye Memory: Winning two national championships in our home pool