July 9, 2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio Khadija Zanotto, who will be a junior on the Ohio State synchronized swimming team this Autumn semester, and the U.S. squad won the bronze medal in the team event at the World University Games in Kazan, Russia, Monday. The U.S. contingent scored 173.140 points to round out the Top 3. Host Russia captured the gold medal with 194.710 points, while Japan earned the silver medal (184.570 points).

Following the team technical portion of the event Saturday (July 6), the U.S. was in third place with 86.800 points.

During her sophomore year with the Buckeyes, Zanotto earned her second-consecutive U.S. Collegiate All-America honor. Zanotto is a two-time silver medalist in the team event at the U.S. Collegiate National championships, as well as a silver medalist at the 2013 U.S. Senior Championships. The native of Los Gatos, Calif., excels in the classroom having been named to the Dean’s List and U.S. Collegiate Academic Team and Ohio State Scholar-Athlete lists (twice).