Ava Lichter

Player profile

  • Year Senior
  • Hometown Westerville, Ohio
  • Major Communications


  • Joined Malone and Stehlik in taking first in trio at the Jessica Beck Memorial, Yale and Wheaton
  • Trio also finished second at the Zero Waste Invitational
  • Recorded a pair of first-place finishes with both Gray teams
  • Helped the Buckeyes to an undefeated regular season


  • On OSU’s team that won the Overall Institution Award at U.S. Collegiate Nationals
  • Performed with the Scarlet squad and won the team national championship at the U.S. Collegiate Nationals
  • OSU Scholar-Athlete


  • Daughter of Eric and Annemarie Lichter
  • Has three siblings — Tyler, Taurian and Arielle
  • 2012 Pan America solo finalist and duet champion
  • 2014 West Zone Team and Combo Champion
  • 2014 U.S. National Team Champion
  • Finished fifth at the 2017 U.S. Open
  • 2018 North Zone Solo Champion
  • Placed fifth in solo at 2018 U.S. Nationals
  • Swam for Ohio Synchro, Santa Clara Aquamaids and Dayton Aqua Gems throughout synchronized swimming career
  • Father, Eric Lichter, was the head coach of strength and conditioning for Ohio State football under Jim Tressel
  • Grandmother, Linda Lichter-Witter, was the synchronized swimming head coach at Ohio State for 17 years
  • Mother, Annemarie, was an Olympic synchronized swimmer and assisted in coaching at Ohio State alongside Linda