Student-Athlete Spotlight: Lauren Nicholson, Synchronized Swimming

Jan. 14, 2014

Lauren Nicholson, Student=Athlete Spotlight

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Lauren Nicholson
Synchronized Swimming
Riverside, Calif.

All-American Lauren Nicholson has consistently been a top competitor on the Buckeye synchronized swimming team. Last season, Nicholson, a native of Riverside, Calif., and an exercise science education major helped guide the Ohio State Scarlet Team to a runner-up finish at the U.S. Senior National Championships and finished in the Top 5 in the trio competition with teammates Chelsea Aton and Paige Ramsey at the U.S. Collegiate Championships. With the 2014 season just underway - the Buckeyes resume competition at 4 p.m. Feb. 1 at the Jessica Beck Memorial Meet in McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion - Nicholson and the Buckeyes are primed to make a run at the U.S. Collegiate title.

    Student Life
    Do you prefer the Oval in the Fall or Spring (or maybe the Winter)? The spring because the weather is warm and everyone is outside
    Where is the best place to sit for lectures? In the middle about seven rows back. It depends on the classroom though.
    Why did you choose to major in exercise science education? I am interested in sports and how our body functions and act when we exercise.
    If you were the University President for a day, what would you do? I would have everyone get a random week off a school.
    Describe your first day as a student at The Ohio State University - I remember thinking there were a million people walking everywhere and I was amazed I was part of them.

    Popular Culture
    Who do you wish had a Twitter account? Why would you want to "follow" this account? Alex Judkins because he would be the new "Cute Emergency."
    Favorite TV show - New Girl
    Favorite movie - Just Friends or Now You See Me
    Favorite book and/or magazine - The Choice by Nicholas Sparks
    Favorite celebrity - Jennifer Aniston
    Favorite singer or musical group - Jake Owen
    Last concert I attended was - Go Fest featuring Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line and Thompson Square

    Favorite pro sports team - Los Angeles Angels
    Favorite athlete - Paige Wells
    Favorite athletic memory - Becoming Junior National Champion in Duet
    Team you're most looking forward to competing against - Stanford
    What is your top skill? What skill do you need to improve? My top skill - Water Splits; What I need to improve on - Being Tall
    Dream event you would like to attend - The Olympics

    Most interesting place I've visited - Australia
    Place I would like to visit - Paris

    Favorite home cooked meal - Corn Chowder Soup
    Favorite snack food - Pretzels
    Guilty pleasure snack and/or food - Chocolate

    Person I most admire - My father
    In 10 years, I would like to be - Married, with children
    If I had a million dollars, I would - Pay off my and my sister's school loans and get my parents a new house
    Coolest thing you did this past summer - I traveled to Las Vegas.
    Most prized possession - My dog Cooper Dan
    I would like to trade places for a day with - Jake Owen's wife
    Best piece of advice you've received - Always look and act your best no matter where you go because you never know who you are going to run in to.
    If you could have dinner with any 3 people (alive or dead), who would they be? Jake Owen, Luke Bryan and Ryan Gosling
    If your parents/guardians bragged about you, what would they say? I am the first in my entire family to go to college.
    Who tweets too much on your team? Natalie H. or Caroline
    Pop or Soda? Soda
    Cats or Dogs? Dogs
    Early Bird or Night Owl? Early Bird
    Would you be the O, H, I or the O? O