Mary Killman won solo, duet and trio in synchronized swimming to help Lindenwood University win its first overall collegiate national title on Saturday, March 22, at the U.S. Collegiate Championships in Oxford, Ohio.
Lindenwood, a program in just its sixth year of competition, finished with a total of 96 team points to win the title, edging Ohio State by five points. It was the first time since 1980 that a school other than Ohio State or Stanford has won the team title.
In the solo event, Killman finished with a score of 90.450 to beat out Yuliya Maryanko of Ohio State.
In the duet event, Killman teamed with Reem Abdalazem and finished with a score of 89.350, nearly three points more than the runner-up duo of Maryanko and Lorraine Hack of Ohio State.
In the trio event, Killman, Anouk Eman and Dennise Ramirez won the event with a score of 88.600, beating out an Ohio State team of Maryanko, Hack and Elizabeth Davidson.
Photo courtesy of Lindenwood Athletics
Mary Killman (left) and her teammates after the trio event.
Killman is a sophomore at the school and calls McKinney her home. She was a member of the 2012 Olympic team.
Read more about Killman and the U.S. Collegiate Championships. Click here for the story from the USA Synchonized Swimming website. Click here to read the story on the championship on Lindenwood's official website. Click here to watch a video of Killman's swim in the solo semifinals. Click here for more stories on Killman from McKinneyOnline.com.
Killman's official website: marykillman.com.
In 2013, Killman won the Student Achievement Award for the Student Life Sports Department at Lindenwood's Sports Hall of Fame Banquet. Click here to read the story.