Nov. 30, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Holly Vargo-Brown, head coach of the Ohio State synchronized swimming team, announced the commitment of Lorraine Hack to the 2014 Buckeye roster Monday. Hack, a two-time member of the U.S. Junior National Synchronized Swimming Team, is set to join the Scarlet and Gray for the 2014 season.
"I really loved the campus and the initial feeling of school pride and spirit I got from touring," Hack said. "I can really see myself achieving my academic and athletic goals as a Buckeye and can't wait to become a student at Ohio State next fall."
"Lorraine will be a great addition to our Buckeye synchro family," Vargo-Brown said. Her experience as a USA Junior National Team member will enable her to make an immediate impact on our program. Lorraine is not only a gifted athlete, but an excellent student with solid core values. We anticipate she will have a very successful career at Ohio State."
In September 2012, Hack represented the U.S. at the 13th FINA World Junior Championships in Vino, Greece, where her duet with Sandra Ortellado finished 10th with 154.4954 points. The U.S. posted a ninth place finish in the team finals with 153.5609 points. She spent three years with the Olympia Synchro Club before joining Seattle Synchro in 2008.
Hack placed first in the 16-17 Solo and Figures at the 2011 Age Group Nationals, while also finishing first in 18-19 Duets. She competed in Team and Combo routines with the 13-15 National Team at the 2010 Pan American Games. Hack took home the Bronze Medal in Figures at the event.
Hack participated in the 2010 Junior Nationals and 2010 U.S. Nationals where her team placed seventh and eighth, respectively. She also collected a Top 10 duet finish at Junior Nationals.
A native of Olympia, Wash., Hack played soccer for six years before participating in synchronized swimming. She has helped lead Tumwater High School's swimming team to the Washington State Championships each year she has been on the team, placing in second overall at the 2012 2A State Championships for swimming and diving. Hack currently holds the school record for the 4x100 relay and qualified for states individually in the 200 IM and 100 Fly. She was the recipient of the Evergreen Conference All-Academic Award and hopes to become a registered nurse.