Trio of Former Buckeyes Earn Nominations for 2012 U.S. Olympic Team

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Nov. 16, 2011

Leah Pinette
Caitlin Stewart
Michelle Theriault
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Leah Pinette, Caitlin Stewart and Michelle Theriault, former members of the Ohio State synchronized swimming team, were nominated for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Synchronized Swimming Team USA Synchro announced Tuesday.

Pinette, a native of Bristol, Conn., lettered for the Buckeyes from 2005-08. A two-time All-American in 2007 and 2008, Pinette was a member of the Buckeye Scarlet Team that won a national championship in the team routine in her final season.

A Huntington Beach, Calif., native, Stewart's Buckeye career spanned from 2007-10. Stewart was a four-time All-American (2007-10) and won gold medals three consecutive years from 2008-10 in the team routine at the U.S. Collegiate Synchronized Swimming championships. Additionally, Stewart was instrumental in helping Ohio State win consecutive national titles in 2009 and 2010.

Theriault recently concluded her Buckeye career in the spring of 2011. Hailing from North Hills, Calif., Theriault was a four-time All-American. She earned her first U.S. collegiate team routine title in 2008 as a member of the Scarlet Team. The following season, Theriault captured the trio and team titles at collegiate nationals. In 2010, Theriault continued her impressive streak by winning the trio and duet national titles before winning the trio crown in 2011. Theriault capped her career with a pair of gold medals at the 2011 Senior National Championships by winning the duet and team competitions. All of Theriault's personal achievements assisted Ohio State in winning three-consecutive U.S. Collegiate titles from 2009-11 and senior nationals this past spring.

The U.S. team will compete in an Olympic Qualification Tournament April 18-22, 2012 in London, for an opportunity to qualify their team and duet routines for the 2012 Olympic Games.