Monica Velazquez-Stiak
Monica  Velazquez-Stiak

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Scottsdale, Ariz.

03/14/2017

Ohio State Athletics Good Stuff

Highlights from the past week in Ohio State Athletics

03/06/2017

Ohio State Athletics Good Stuff

Highlights from the past week in Ohio State Athletics

02/20/2017

Buckeye Spotlight - Monica Velazquez-Stiak

OhioStateBuckeyes.com catches up with the two-time All-American

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 
  • Had a great freshman year
  • 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:
  • Member of Shadow Mountain High School Varsity Synchro team for four years
  • 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
  • Captured an eighth place finish in team at the Fina Jr. worlds in 2014

Personal: 

  • Daughter of David Velazquez and Amy Stiak; has one younger brother, Joseph
  • Favorite pastimes include reading and hanging out with friends
  • Lists her greatest sports thrill as seeing the people who support you in the stands cheering you on