The Ohio State University Claims 27th Overall Collegiate Synchronized Swimming Championship Title

March 19, 2011, 12 a.m. (ET)
INDIANAPOLIS – The Ohio State University won two of four finals events en route to
its 27th Collegiate overall high-point title at the 2011 U.S. Collegiate Championships on
Saturday. OSU scored 93 points, edging out Stanford who posted 90.The University of
the Incarnate Word took third place with 75 points followed by host team Canisius
College (63 points).

Today’s action featured the finals in all events. In the duet, Stanford’s Mariya Koroleva
and Olivia Morgan scored a 91.625 to claim the gold medal. In the trio, Ohio State’s
Alexandra Beckett, Deborah Shim and Michelle Theriault teamed up for the top finish
with a 90.500.

In the solo Yuliya Maryanko represented Ohio State with a 91.625, which was good
enough to top the medal stand. Saki Fujise (91.375) from the University of the Incarnate
Word took second place and Svetlana Ponkratova (90.375) of Canisius College grabbed
third. In the team competition, Stanford claimed the top spot with a 94.250 followed by
OSU (92.875) and the University of the Incarnate Word (91.375).

Nearly 200 of the top athletes from the collegiate scene competed for titles in the solo,
duet, trio and team events. The Championships are an open-class meet, combining
competition from NCAA Divisions I, II, and III and NAIA colleges and universities.

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