March 3, 2012
WORCESTER, Mass.--Winning its eighth consecutive national crown on Saturday evening at the 2012 U.S. National Championships, Miami University's collegiate synchronized skating team tied figure skater Michelle Kwan's record of eight-straight national titles. The RedHawks had already set the record for most consecutive national titles at any level of synchronized skating in 2011.
This is the 14th national title for the collegiate team, with their string of consecutive national crowns dating back to the 2004-05 season.
Miami capped off an undefeated season with a score of 87.80 on Saturday, topping its nearest competitor in the 13-team field by 3.51 points. The RedHawks had a clean skate and notched a technical element score of 36.36 and a program component score of 51.44.
Delaware finished second with a score of 84.29, followed by Michigan (80.83), Western Michigan (79.99), Team Excel (74.62), Michigan State (74.12), Wisconsin (66.04), IllinoiSkating (62.09), New Hampshire (61.15), Boston University (48.51), Minnesota (48.11), MassachusETTES (41.05) and Cornell (35.82).