Deborah Shim
Deborah  Shim


Walnut Creek, Calif.

High School:

Volunteer Assistant Coach


Scarlet and Gray Secures 22nd North Regional Championship

Buckeyes edge Lindenwood by one point for the win


2012 Campaign Begins With Dual Against Michigan

With young roster, Buckeyes look to debut new routines, start run for title


Former and Current Buckeyes to Receive Degrees at Fall Commencement

University will award degrees to 26 student-athletes

Release: 12/06/2008

Ohio State Career

2010 Highlights

  • All-American
  • Member of Scarlet Team that capture gold (95.500) at the U.S. Collegiate Synchronized Swimming Championships
  • First in trio (93.125) at U.S. Collegiate Synchronized Swimming Championships
  • Team Scarlet also won gold (95.833) at North Regional Championships
  • Captured gold in trio (93.667) at North Regional Championships
  • Finished first at Richmond (93.083) in team routine
  • First in team routine (93.330) in Jessica Beck Memorial Meet
  • Claimed first place in trio (92.830) in Jessica Beck Memorial Meet
  • Opened season with first-place finish in trio (91.000) at OSU Tri-Meet

(2009 Sophomore Season) Competed for the Buckeyes' Scarlet team ... Scarlet were named team champions at the 2009 U.S. Collegiate Nationals (5/2/09) with a score of 93.333 ... competed in trio routines with Barbara Nesbitt and Michelle Theriault, earning a 94.667 to be named 2009 U.S. Collegiate Nationals trio champions ... Scarlet placed first at the Jessica Beck Memorial meet, (2/7/09) recording a 95.167, first in team at the Lindenwood and Richmond meet (2/14/09) with a mark of 96.167 and first at William & Mary (2/15/09) scoring a 95.333 ... participated in duet competitions with Jayme DeLancy, capturing second place at the OSU Tri-meet with a mark of 88.500, second at the Lindenwood and Richmond meet with a score of 90.167 and at the William & Mary competition, recording a score of 89.167 ... trio was second at Jessica Beck Memorial Meet tallying a score of 91.833 and second at the North Regional Championships with a 93.667 mark.

(2008 Freshman Season) Competed on the Scarlet Team for the 2008 season ... assisted Scarlet to first-place in team with a mark of 98.500 at U.S. Collegiate National Championships (2/29/08) ... earned fourth in trio, scoring a 93.167 with Carmen Moraes and Leah Pinette at collegiate nationals, helping Ohio State to an overall second-place team finish ... placed second in trio with Moraes and Pinette at the tri-meet between Michigan and Keuka (1/19/08), where they earned a score of 91.667 and the trio also placed second at the Jessica Beck Memorial Meet (2/2/08) with a score of 91.500 ... Team Scarlet placed first at the Jessica Beck Memorial Meet with a score of 95.000 ... finished second in trio with Moraes and Pinette in a meet against Richmond (2/10/08) with a score of 86.000 and finished second in trio against William & Mary (2/11/08), recording a score of 90.333 ... helped Scarlet finish first in team with a mark of 97.667 and second in trio with Moraes and Pinette earning a 92.500 at the 2008 North Regional Championships (3/1/08) to help the Buckeyes to their 18th regional title ... Scarlet placed second in the team routine, recording a score of 95.833 at 2008 U.S. Senior National Championships (5/4/08) to lead the Buckeyes to a third-place finish ... honorary All-American.

Prior to Ohio State Member of the Walnut Creek Aquanuts from 1996-2007 during which she received both the Junior and Senior Coaches Award, the Grandslam Award, the 2003 Junior Aquanut of the Year Award and the Silver Nut award for her decade of participation ... participated on the junior and senior `A' team for three years ... Aquanut team captain in 2006 ... 2006 United States Synchronized Swimming All-American for the Junior and Senior teams ... member of the 2005 and 2006 Junior National teams ... competed with the 2007 National Team ... placed second in the duet, trio and team competition at 2006 and 2007 U.S. Junior Nationals and third in the figures competition ... recorded a sixth-place finish in the duet competition at the 2007 U.S. Senior Nationals and a fourth-place finish in the team competition at the 2006 and 2007 U.S. Senior Nationals ... took home second, third and ninth in the team, duet and solo competitions, respectively, at the 2005 U.S. Junior Nationals and first and second in the combination and team category at Senior Nationals in the same year ... earned second place in the team competition, ninth place in the duet competition and seventh place in the solo event at the 2004 U.S. Junior Nationals ... recorded a third-place finish in the team competition and two second place finishes in the junior trio and solo categories at the 2004 U.S. Senior Nationals ... competed in the duet competition at the 2006 Junior Worlds in China.

Personal Daughter of Gun and Jae ... has one brother, Michael ... favorite hobbies include baking, arts and crafts and photo editing ... volunteers with her church ... lists greatest sports thrill as competing in Age Group Nationals when she was 12 years old and earning the gold medal in the solo, duet, team and figures competition ... aspires to compete in the 2012 Olympic Games in London, coach a national team, and obtain a career in visual communications that will allow her to support her family and parents.