Three Buckeyes Named to 2014 U.S. Senior National Team
Oct. 2, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Freshmen Emma Baranski, Elizabeth Davidson and Lorraine Hack, members of the Ohio State synchronized swimming team, were named to the 2014 U.S. Senior National Team Wednesday, USA Synchro announced. The Buckeye trio will join 13 other swimmers on the team who were chosen following a selection trail in Riverside, Calif.
The squad is slated to compete in eight national and international meets next year and will start training in January. Julie Fabre, who was France’s head coach at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics, will serve as head coach for the squad.
Baranski captured first place in the solo and figure competitions at the 2013 U.S. Junior National Championships April 9-13 in Greensboro, N.C., to become the first swimmer from the East Zone to clinch a Junior National Solo title in 55 years. The Hamden, Conn., native is a member of the New Canaan YMCA Aquinas and was named the East Zone Swimmer of the Year after winning the solo, duet, team and figures titles at the East Zone Meet in March.
Davidson was a member of the U.S. team selected to compete at the U.S. Open in July that clinched silver in the team competition. She finished eighth in solo at the SwimOutlet.com U.S. Senior National Championships this April. The Northridge, Calif., native previously was a member of the Riverside Aquettes.
Hack, a two-time member of the U.S. Junior National Synchronized Swimming Team, represented the U.S. at the 2012 FINA World Junior Championships in Vino, Greece, where her duet with Sandra Ortellado finished 10th with 154.4954 points. The Olympia, Wash., native competed at the 2012 Hungarian Open, earning silver in duet and bronze in figures at the event. Hack spent three years with the Olympia Synchro Club before joining Seattle Synchro in 2008.
2014 U.S. Senior National Team
Anita Alvarez (Kenmore, N.Y./Town of Tonawanda Aquettes)
Emma Baranski (Hamden, Conn./New Canaan Aquianas)
Claire Barton (Los Gatos, Calif./Santa Clara Aquamaids)
Karina Boyle (Walnut Creek, Calif./Walnut Creek Aquanuts)
Gillian Brassil (Moraga, Calif./Walnut Creek Aquanuts)
Elizabeth Davidson (Northridge, Calif./Riverside Aquettes)
Katie Gu (San Jose, Calif./Santa Clara Aquamaids)
Lorraine Hack (Olympia, Wash./Seattle Synchro)
Rachel Hyon (Cypress, Calif./La Mirada Aquabelles)
Isabel Malcomson (San Jose, Calif./Santa Clara Aquamaids)
Rebecca Moody (San Jose, Calif./Santa Clara Aquamaids)
Sandra Ortellado (Walnut Creek, Calif./Walnut Creek Aquanuts)
Sarah Rodriguez (San Antonio, Texas/Santa Clara Aquamaids)
Karensa Tjoa (San Jose, Calif./Santa Clara Aquamaids)
Monica Velasquez-Stiak (Phoenix, Ariz./Scottsdale Synchro)
Elizabeth Wiita (Vancouver, Wash./MAC Synchro)
Coach: Julie Fabre