Synchronized Swimming

Katie Spada
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Las Vegas, Nev.

High School:
Los Gatos

Major:
Human Nutrition/Dietetics

Katie Spada

2013 Sophomore Season Highlights
• Earned 2013 U.S. Collegiate All-America honors
• Academic All-Big Ten
• Earned 2013 Joann Ferguson Kale Award at team banquet. This honor recognizes a swimmer who is friendly, helpful, and respectful of others.
• 2013 Ohio State Scholar-Athlete
• Member of Scarlet Team that captured second place at U.S. Senior National Championships (169.4125) and 2013 U.S. Collegiate Championships (89.3625)
• Member of Scarlet Team that posted first-place finishes at North Regional Championships (90.000), Jessica Beck Memorial Meet (90.500), William & Mary (91.667) and Boston (87.833)
• Captured first place in trio (Colville, Zanotto) at Jessica Beck Memorial Meet (85.500) and Richmond (88.000)
• Notched two second-place finishes in trio routine (LaBounty, Zanotto) at William & Mary (86.500) and Boston (84.250)


2012 Freshman Season Highlights
• Received 2012 "Sunshine" Award at team banquet
• 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)
• Member of Scarlet Team that finished second at U.S. Collegiate Championships (89.850)

Prior to Ohio State
• Member of Santa Clara Aquamaids (2010-2011), Nevada Desert Mermaids (2008-2009)
• At Swiss Open Championships, placed second in team and first in combo routine
• Finished second in team, second in duet, fifth in figures at 2011 Junior Nationals ... finished seventh in duet at 2011 Senior Nationals
• Competed for USA Junior World Team in 2010; finished seventh in team routine, seventh in combo at FINA Junior World Championships
• At 2010 Junior Nationals, placed first in team routine, second in duet, and fourth in figures
• At 2010 Senior Nationals, team routine finished in fifth
• In 2009, team placed sixth at Junior Nationals
• Member of 2009 USA Junior National Team at Pan American games, team routine captured second place
• Captured first in team routine, second in duet routine, third in figures at 2008 US Age Group Nationals
• Member of 2009 USA Junior National Team at Pan American games, placing second in duet and team

Personal
• Daughter of Denise and Tony; younger brother, Michael
• Father, Tony, played baseball at Michigan State, batting in the fourth spot behind Kirk Gibson.
• Plans to work as a registered dietician with oncology patients
• Greatest sports thrill was representing the United States on the world stage at the 2010 World Junior Championships, completing the routine and looking up at the U.S. section cheering

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