Student-Athlete Spotlight: Heidi Liou, Synchronized Swimming

Nov. 25, 2013

Heidi Liou Student-Athlete Spotlight

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Heidi Liou
Chandler, Ariz.
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 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.

    Student Life
    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.

    Popular Culture
    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