March 21, 2023

Title IX: Moraes Sisters Among the Most Decorated in Ohio State Synchro History


COLUMBUS, Ohio – Sisters and Ohio State synchronized swimmers Carolina and Isabela Moraes dominated collegiate competition during their careers from 1999-2002, winning a combined 22 routine national titles while helping the Buckeyes to the overall team title in 2000, 2001 and 2002.

The Moraes’ teamed up to win the duet and trio national titles all four years of their Buckeye careers. Carolina helped the team routine regain gold in 2000 and earned the solo title in 2001 and 2002. Isabela was also a member of the gold medal team, winning the category in 2000, 2001 and 2002.

Thanks to their efforts in the pool, Ohio State won three overall team titles in their careers (2000-02), giving the Buckeyes 22 wins in 26 contested U.S. Collegiate Championships.

The twins earned All-Collegiate honors in 2001 and 2002 and both were named finalists for the Big Ten Medal of Honor their senior seasons. The Moraes’ each earned three Academic All-Big Ten honors, four OSU Scholar Athlete awards and were named Academic All-American honorable mention.

Outside of their collegiate success, the sisters also swam at the Olympics in 2000 and 2004, competing in duet and finishing 12th in both Sydney and Athens. They were inducted into the Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame in 2008.