STANFORD, Calif. – Stanford head coach Sara Lowe will be inducted as an athlete into the United States Synchronized Swimming Hall of Fame this September, USA Synchro announced on Monday.
“It is such an honor to be inducted into the Hall of Fame,” said Lowe. “I had an extremely fun and exciting career as an athlete, and was able to experience many amazing opportunities. This honor is something that would not have been possible for me had I not had so many great people in my life as I competed in the sport.”
Lowe was a member of four consecutive Cardinal teams which captured the U.S. Collegiate National Title from 2005-08. She served as a team captain for three years, while earning the title of Collegiate High Point Athlete each of her four years competing for Stanford. Lowe combined with her teammates to win more than 20 national titles during her time on The Farm. Individually, she secured collegiate titles in solo, duet, team and elements.
“This honor is one that Sara so richly deserves, as her athletic achievements are many, culminating of course with a bronze medal at the Olympic Games in 2004. USA Synchro is proud to be inducting Sara into our Hall of Fame," said USA Synchro President Judy McGowan.
A 2004 Olympian, Lowe won a bronze medal as a member of the United States team in Athens, Greece. She was an All-American from 2000-05 as a four-time member of the U.S. National Team and three-time member of the U.S. Junior National Team. Lowe was also a member of the 2003 Pan-American Team, winning the gold medal. She earned individual High Point honors at U.S. Nationals by placing first in figures, solo, duet and team, and she also was a bronze medalist at Junior Worlds.
Joining Lowe at the induction, which will take place at the opening session of the Board of Governors and Board of Directors, Sept. 13, in Anaheim, Calif., is Denise Shively. Shively, who is being inducted as a contributor, has been USA Synchro’s National/Olympic Team manager since 2003.