Java Nikbakht
Java  Nikbakht


San Jose, Calif.

High School:



Buckeyes Celebrate another Championship Season

Yuliya Maryanko named Most Outstanding Swimmer at annual team banquet Friday


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

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


Ohio State Looks to Bring Home 22nd North Regional Title

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


Ohio State Defeats Florida and Tampa in Gainesville

Buckeyes sweep the top spots in each routine competition


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
  • 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