Hall of Famer Loses Courageous Fight with Cancer

March 11, 2014, 9:25 a.m. (ET)

On Friday, March 7th, Emily Marsh Fleming lost her battle with breast cancer.  She leaves behind her husband Scott, four year old son Bryce, parents and siblings.

Emily will be missed by her synchro family.  She will also be remembered with great fondness by all of us.  She began her synchro career as an 8 year old and retired 16 years later after an illustrious career.

She led her Ohio State Buckeyes to four undefeated seasons and was named Collegiate Athlete of the Year in 1995.  As a member of the National Team , she was a bronze medalist in the team event at the World Cup in 1998 and a silver medalist in both duet and team at the 1999 Pan American Games.  She was inducted into the United States Synchronized Swimming Hall of Fame in 2014.

First diagnosed  with breast cancer during her pregnancy, Emily was committed to helping fight the battle against breast cancer.  As late as October, she participated in a Bike Ride for Cancer Research.    In her most difficult times Emily was giving to others – a measure of a true champion of life.  

Each Zone is collecting donations in memory of Emily.  The funds raised will go toward her son’s education.  If you wish to sign the online memory book, click here.