July 16, 2012

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Annie Lazor, an incoming freshman on the Ohio State women’s swimming team, has been selected to represent the United States at the 2012 Junior Pan Pacific Games Aug. 23-26 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Lazor, a native of Beverly Hills, Mich., was selected for the elite competition after a strong showing at the U.S. Olympic Trials last month in Omaha.

She will start her collegiate career with the Buckeyes this fall under the guidance of fifth-year head coach Bill Dorenkott.

“We are thrilled that Annie has been selected to represent the USA Junior National Team this summer,” Dorenkott said.

“Representing one’s country at the international level is a special honor. Ohio State swimming and diving has one of the most storied traditions in the history of aquatic sport on the international level. This is a terrific way for Annie to begin her Buckeye career.”

Lazor made Team USA after advancing to the semifinals of the 200-meter breaststroke and finishing 15th overall with a time of 2:31.20. Lazor advanced to the Top 16 after swimming the event in a time of 2:30.19 during the preliminaries. The incoming Buckeye also competed in the 100-meter breaststroke at the elite competition.

“I’m very excited for this opportunity and I’m honored to be representing Team USA and the Buckeyes at this prestigious meet,” said Lazor.