Zanotto Named to U.S. Team for 2013 World University Games
Zanotto's trio routine with Colville and Spada finished first at two events this season.
March 26, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Sophomore Khadija Zanotto, a member of the Ohio State synchronized swimming team, was named to the U.S. Team that will compete at the 2013 World University Games, USA Synchro announced Monday. Zanotto and ten other top collegiate synchronized swimmers are slated to compete in the first synchronized swimming competition in the history of the World University Games July 5-9 in Kazan, Russia.
"I am very pleased that the USA selection committee chose Khadija for a spot on the 2013 World University Games squad," head coach Holly Vargo-Brown said. "Her talents and skills were recognized to be among the best in the country and she will certainly be an asset to the team."
Eight members of the Stanford squad that won its seventh national title at the U.S. Collegiate Championships March 23 were named to the team. Stanford's Mariya Korolev and Lindenwood's Mary Killman, who competed as the U.S. duet at the 2012 Olympic Games, were also selected.
The Los Gatos, Calif., native was a member of the Scarlet Team that repeated as silver-medalists at the 2013 edition of the U.S. Collegiate Championships in Palo Alto, Calif. The Buckeye trio featuring Zanotto, Katie Spada and Kayley Colville was awarded a score of 85.6500 to place sixth. Zanotto saw action in trio, duet and team competitions this season for the Buckeyes, including two first-place trio finishes at Jessica Beck Memorial and at Richmond.
Last season, Zanotto collected a bronze model at the 2012 U.S. Collegiate Championships in the trio competition alongside Lauren Robinson and former Buckeye Java Nikbakht. Zanotto earned All-American accolades and was also named to the U.S. Collegiate Academic Team as a freshman. Prior to Ohio State, the OSU Scholar-Athlete was a back-to-back Junior National Team Champion from 2008-09 as well as a member of the 2010 National I team.
2013 U.S. Team Roster for World University Games
Madison Crocker (Stanford/Sr./Weston, Conn.)
Morgan Fuller (Stanford/Sr./Sunnyvale, Calif.)
Leigh Haldeman (Stanford/Jr./Kenmore, Wash.)
Megan Hansley (Stanford/Jr./New Canaan, Conn.)
Mary Killman (Lindenwood/Fr./McKinney, Texas)
Mariya Koroleva (Stanford/Sr./Walnut Creek, Calif.)
Michelle Moore (Stanford/Sr./Tonawanda, N.Y.)
Olivia Morgan (Stanford/Sr./Lafayette, Calif.)
Rosilyn Tegart (Incarnate Word/Sr./Kamloops, B.C., Canada)
Evelyna Wang (Stanford/Fr./Los Altos, Calif.)
Khadija Zanotto (Ohio State/Soph./Los Gatos, Calif.)
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