Heidi Liou, Khadija Zanotto, Kristine Irwin, Paige Ramsey
May 8, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State synchronized swimming team achieved its team goal of completing 600 hours of community service this season, totaling 601.5 hours after volunteering at the Cap City Marathon May 4. With the "Give Back a Day" initiative, each student-athlete pledged to participate in at least 24 hours of community service individually or 600 hours as a team during the 2012-13 school year.
"The team worked really hard to successfully balance the heavy demands of academics and athletics, while still finding time to give back to the community in a true spirit of gratefulness," Holly Vargo-Brown, Buckeye head coach, said. "I'm very proud of their efforts."
Fourteen Buckeyes fulfilled their individual goal of "Giving Back a Day." Heidi Liou led the squad with 39.5 hours, followed by Malika Smoot and Chelsea Aton with 36 and 35 hours, respectively. U.S. Collegiate Athlete of the Year Paige Ramsey and Cory Justice each notched 33 hours. The complete list of student-athletes who reached their individual goal is below.
The Scarlet and Gray have dedicated their time to more than 10 organizations this season including: 2nd and 7, Steps for Sarcoma, Out of the Darkness Walk, Making Strides Against Cancer, Parent Weekend at the Ohio Union, Columbus Marathon, Hot Chocolate 15k/5k Run, Ronald McDonald House, Mid-Ohio Foodbank, Easter Seals Turkey Trot and the Jingle Bell Run.
Student-Athletes who Completed more than 24 Hours of Community Service
Heidi Liou (39.5)
Malika Smoot (36.0)
Chelsea Aton (35.0)
Cory Justice (33.0)
Paige Ramsey (33.0)
Amrian Johnson (32.0)
Krissy Irwin (30.0)
Kayley Colville (28.0)
Tori Hawes (27.5)
Samantha Golomb (27.0)
Katie Spada (26.5)
Emily Muma (26.0)
Caitlin Hoffman (24.5)
Khadija Zanotto (24.0)
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