Jan. 19, 2011
STANFORD, Calif. - Three members of the Stanford synchronized swimming team were selected to the 2011 U.S. National Team 1 training squad over the weekend.
Michelle Moore, Megan Hansley and Morgan Fuller were all selected to the team last weekend in San Antonio, Texas. The trio will be a part of the U.S. National Team 1 which will compete in the World Championships in Shanghai, China from July 16 through July 31.
Moore and Hansley were a part of the National Team 1 during the summer of 2010 along with current Cardinal junior Olivia Morgan.
Morgan and junior Maria Koroleva were both members of the U.S. National Team last year and have rejoined the Cardinal team for the 2011 season. The pair placed third at the 2010 U.S. Collegiate Nationals in the duet competition and were joined by former Cardinal Taylor Durand for second-place finish in the trio event.
"Being on National Team exposes you to a very high level of synchronized swimming and I think that will help Olivia and I take our routines to the next level," said Koroleva. "Coming back to Stanford also makes me realize how much I love this school and the synchro program here. It's truly an honor to be here."
"This summer on National Team, I learned how to train and compete at a new level," added Morgan. "I have learned what it takes to compete and hold your own on the international scene and I hope to bring that knowledge and experience to the Stanford team. I think it will help to give our team the edge it needs to push for the Championship."
Stanford opens the 2011 season on Saturday, Jan. 29 as it hosts the University of Incarnate Word at the Avery Aquatic Center at 3 p.m.