STANFORD, Calif. - Stanford head coach Sara Lowe and senior Olivia Morgan earned top USA Synchro honors, the organization announced on Saturday at the United States Aquatic Sports Convention in Anaheim, Calif.
Lowe, who completed her first year at the helm of the Cardinal program in 2013, was named USA Synchro Coach of the Year after leading the Cardinal to its seventh national title, and first since 2008, at the U.S. Collegiate National Championships in March. Lowe also guided the U.S. World University Games team to the bronze medal in Kazan, Russia, in July. A 2004 Olympic bronze medalist, she recently was selected to be inducted into the United States Synchronized Swimming Hall of Fame.
Morgan, who won the individual high point title at the U.S. Collegiate National Championships in March, was named USA Synchro's Athlete of the Year. Morgan, a USA Synchro athlete representative, helped lead Team USA to the bronze medal and finished fourth in the duet free at the World University Games in Kazan, Russia. Morgan also earned Collegiate All-American status, leading Stanford to the team title and adding gold medals in duet and trio at Collegiate Nationals.