March 18, 2013
STANFORD, Calif. - Stanford University will play host to the top collegiate synchronized swimmers, March 21-23, as they compete for national titles and a spot on the World University Games squad at the 2013 U.S. Collegiate Championships.
The event will be held at the Avery Aquatic Center and is an open-class meet, combining competition from NCAA Divisions I, II and III and NAIA colleges and universities.
A free webcast for the event will be available starting on March 21. To view the event click here.
Ohio State won its 28th collegiate overall high point title at last year's championships, edging the University of the Incarnate Word. Stanford finished fourth in 2012, marking its 32nd top-5 finish in program history.
The championships will feature solo, duet, trio and team competition, with all finals on March 23. Tickets will be sold on-site March 21-23 only. Ticket sales will open 30 minutes prior to the first event start time each day. All-event passes are $25. Single day passes for Thursday and Friday are $8 and $12 on Saturday.
The U.S. team for the World University Games will be announced on Sunday, March 24. The World University Games synchronized swimming event will be held July 5-9 in Kazan, Russia.
Qualified swimmers also will compete for a spot on the U.S. World Championship team on March 24. The 15th FINA World Championships are scheduled for July 20-27 in Barcelona, Spain.
Six Stanford synchronized swimmers finished in the top 10 at the first phase of the U.S. Senior National Team Trials, held in Santa Clara, Calif., in January. Finishing in the top 10 for the Cardinal were Madison Crocker, Morgan Fuller, Megan Hansley, Mariya Koroleva, Michelle Moore and Olivia Morgan.
For more information about the 2013 U.S. Collegiate Championships, click here