Synchronized Swimming

Lauren Nicholson


Riverside, Calif.

High School:
Martin Luther King

Exercise Science Education

Lauren Nicholson


Buckeyes Earn Second Place at U.S. Collegiate Championships

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


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

Baranski and J. Gaylard capture Figures A and B titles


Buckeyes Open U.S. Collegiate Championships

Buckeyes advance to solo, duet and trio finals Saturday


Ohio State Prepares to Defend North Regional Crown Saturday

Buckeyes have won 23 consecutive North Regional Championships


Ohio State Finishes First at Incarnate Word

Buckeyes earn first place in trio, solo and team competition


SYNCH: Lauren Nicholson

Senior Riverside, Calif.


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

• 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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