Student-Athlete Spotlight: Heidi Liou, Synchronized Swimming
Nov. 25, 2013
Major: Fashion & Retail Studies
Heidi Liou, a junior on the Ohio State synchronized swimming team, saw action for the Buckeyes as a member of the Gray Team, collecting three first-place finishes last season and finishing third at the North Regional Championships. A vocal leader for the Buckeyes, Liou is a two-time U.S. Collegiate Academic Team selection and was named a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten honoree following her sophomore season. The Chandler, Ariz., native spent last summer studying abroad in London and shared her experience with OhioStateBuckeyes.com here. Last season, Ohio State captured its 23rd consecutive North Regional Championship with a score of 96 points and clinched second in the U.S. Collegiate National Championships. The Scarlet and Gray will open their season Jan. 11 hosting the OSU Invitational at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion with technical and routine competitions.
Do you prefer the Oval in the Fall or Spring? Spring
Where is the best place to sit for lectures? Back middle
Most underrated place to study on campus? Knowlton Library
Why did you choose to major in fashion and retail studies? I want to have a career in the fashion industry.
Describe your first day as a student at The Ohio State University. I had to ask for directions with my big map in hand.
Favorite TV show - Who's Line Is It Anyway?
Favorite movie - Little Miss Sunshine
Favorite book and/or magazine - The BFG
Last concert I attended was - OneRepublic
Favorite athletic memory - Swimming a duet with my best friend at the 2013 Senior Nationals
Team you're most looking forward to competing against - Stanford
What is your top skill? What do you need to improve? Showing emotion in the pool and improving my endurance
Most interesting place I've visited - Cologne, Germany
Place I would like to visit - Russia
Favorite home cooked meal - Chinese eggplant cooked by my mom
Favorite snack food - Yogurt pretzels
Guilty pleasure snack - Cookies
Person/People I most admire - My mom
The greatest risk I've ever taken was - Journeying around Europe alone
In 10 years, I would like to be - A merchandise planner
If I had a million dollars, I would - Take my friends and family on a vacation
Coolest thing you did this summer - Studied abroad in London
Most prized possession - Journal
I would like to trade places for a day with - My little sister
Dream event (non-sport or sport-related) you would like to attend - Fashion Week in Milan
If your parents/guardians bragged about you, what would they say? She's great at thrift shopping.
Do you have an interesting nickname? Heidi Loohoo
Pop or Soda? Soda
Cats or Dogs? Cats
Early Bird or Night Owl? Both
Would you be the O, H, I or the O? O
My Gameday - Monica Velazquez-Stiak
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