NAME: Zoe Thatcher
SCHOOL: Mason High School
GRADUATING YEAR: 2014
GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: Three individual state titles, ranked nationally
HEIGHT: 5'10"-130 lbs
PARENTS: Geoff & Tanya
BIGGEST INFLUENCE: "My mom because she can get in my head and my brother Joel because he's my training partner."
FUTURE GOAL: "Rio sounds like a nice place."
A four-year starter, Mason senior All-American Zoe Thatcher won three Ohio state swimming championships and set five Ohio records in her prep career. In her junior year, Zoe won the Ohio state title in the 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle (an event she also won her sophomore year). Zoe has been named conference Swimmer of the Year twice and four times has been named 1st team all-GMC. In addition, in her junior year she was named Cincinnati Div. I Co-Swimmer of the Year and 1st team all-city for the 3rd time.
This season, Zoe won the GMC title in the 200 IM (record time of 2:06.33), the 500 freestyle and the 400 freestyle relay. She was also the Ohio state runner-up in the 200 and 500 freestyle events. In club swimming, Zoe placed 3rd twice in the 500 freestyle at the USA Short Course Junior Nationals' competition.
Also an academic All-American, Zoe is active in community service and has committed to swim at Auburn University.
COACH'S QUOTE – "It has been a real honor & joy to coach Zoe over the last four years! She is what I consider a true student - athlete."
— Mark Sullivan, Swim Coach
To view this year's MVPs, go here.
To view the 2012-2013 MVPs, go here.
To view the 2011-2012 MVPs, go here.
To view the 2010-2011 MVPs, go here.
To view the 2009-2010 MVPs, go here.
To view the 2008-2009 MVPs, go here.
To view the 2007-2008 MVPs, go here.
To view the 2006-2007 MVPs, go here.
To view the 2005-2006 MVPs, go here.
To view the 2004-2005 MVPs, go here.