Nov. 16, 2011
STANFORD, Calif. - Five Stanford synchronized swimmers have been nominated for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Synchronized Swimming Team.
Stanford's Megan Hansley, Maria Koroleva, Michelle Moore and Olivia Morgan are four of the nine nominees. Additionally, Morgan Fuller has been named as a "replacement athlete," and will train with the team.
The roster is subject to approval by the U.S. Olympic Committee and qualification for the 2012 Olympic Games in London by Team USA.
The U.S. team will compete in an Olympic Qualification Tournament in London on April 18-22, 2012, for a chance to qualify for a berth in the team and duet competitions for the 2012 Olympic Games.
The other five nominees for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Synchronized Swimming Team are Mary Killman, Leah Pinette, Caitlin Stewart, Michelle Theriault and Alison Williams.
USA Synchro is coming off silver medal victories in team and duet at last month's Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, under new coach Mayuko "Mayu" Fujiki. Killman and Koroleva teamed up for the first time to earn their silver medal in duet.
Fujiki was named U.S. national coach in January 2011 after helping lead the Spanish national team to silver medals at the 2008 Olympic Games and the overall trophy at the FINA World Trophy in 2010.
The nominees were selected after three days of competition at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials at the Greensboro Aquatic Center.
Courtesy of USA Synchro