Former Buckeyes Pursue Professional Career with Aqualillies
Oct. 7, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio – For several former members of the Ohio State synchronized swimming team, their passion for synchronized swimming has developed into a professional career with the Aqualillies, a synchronized swimming entertainment company. Former Buckeyes Diana Care (2009), Jackie Mundy (2010), Rita Gillan (2010), Hannah Shively Morris (2010), Caitlin Stewart (2010), Michelle Theriault (2011), Paige Ramsey (2013), Jillian Szabo (2009) and Jane Kok are part of this talented group of entertainers.
The Aqualillies have showcased their talents on television shows such as “Glee” and “Splash”, Disney World commercials, TED conferences and special celebrity functions. The group also was featured in a Justin Bieber music video as well as in magazines such as Vogue, Marie Claire and the New York Times.
The camaraderie of the former teammates has carried over into their professional career with the ensemble.
“I love having other Buckeyes in the Aqualillies,” Care, a three-time letterwinner for Ohio State, said. “It's a special friendship and I feel like those girls are my sisters. I am so thankful I can do what I love with people I love.”
Ohio State provided a foundation for the Buckeyes to excel beyond the collegiate level and transition into this professional role.
“Ohio State prepared me a great deal for the Aqualillies,” Care said. “I learned a huge amount of discipline, how to work hard and think fast, but the most important thing it taught me was to never give up on your dream.”
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