November 9, 2018

Where Are They Now: Isabela Moraes

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Graduation: 2003

Education: BA in Zoology

What is she doing now? She can be seen performing 5 nights a week in Le Reve – The Dream at Wynn Las Vegas. Since 2006 Isabela has been a permanent fixture in the show that was voted Best Production Show 8 years running. When not performing Isabela can be found at Las Vegas farmers markets at her “Bread Day” stand. She fell in love with sourdough bread and is now a professional baker on her days off.

Accolades: Big Ten Medal of Honor finalist, a four time scholar-athlete, four time Academic All-American, inducted into the Ohio State Hall of Fame. A four time Duet National Champion with her sister, a four time Trio National Champion, a three time Team National Champion and a three time overall National Champion. Member of the Brazilian National Team, placing 3rd place in duet at the 1999 and 2003 Pan-American Games, represented her country at the 2000 and 2004 Olympics, placing 12th in duet in both Games.

Advice to Buckeyes:“I wish I knew it was all going to be over so fast! So make the most out of your time at OSU! Enjoy your coaches, teammates, competitions, classes, friends, everything about your life at OSU. And keep in touch with the friends you make there!”

Favorite memory: “I always loved the meets we had at home, when friends and family would come cheer us on at Larkins Pool. I remember that Caro and I would calmly warm up for our duet in the diving well while Linda was freaking out looking for us. Another great memory from a home meet was when our trio scored a 10!”

Favorite OSU location: “My favorite OSU location is the oval. It was a place to hang out and sometimes climb trees, take a quick path to get to classes, to cross friends in a hurry, to sit down with a coffee, to do a dance class, or even to bike past a group of people practicing tai-chi at 5:45am on my way to morning practice.”