Sophia Donati

Sophia Donati

Sophia Donati of Mt. Lebanon was one of 46 Bucknell University swim team members placed on the 2020 Patriot League academic honor roll.

To qualify for the list, student-athletes must have achieved a minimum 3.20 grade point average during the semester in which their team competed. Student-athletes who took all of their classes as pass/fail because of the COVID-19 public health threat necessitating a shift to online education could qualify for the honor roll with a GPA of at least 3.20 from the preceding fall semester.

Donati was a member of six Bison relay teams that posted top-10 times. She scored three points at the Patriot League Championships behind a 14th-place effort in the 200 freestyle. She was a member of the third-place 800 freestyle, fifth-place 200 freestyle, fifth-place 400 freestyle and sixth-place 200 medley relay teams. She also competed in the 50- and 100-free races.

At the ECAC Championships, she finished 10th in the 200 free and 12th in the 100. Donati also was a member of the gold-medal 400 free and the bronze-medal 200 medley relay teams.

Donati helped Mt. Lebanon win three section titles and two WPIAL runner-up team trophies. The high school All-American was a WPIAL individual champion as well as a state gold-medalist in the 200-medley relay. She graduated with a school record in the 500 freestyle. She also helped set new standards in three relay events, including a WPIAL record in the 400 free.

The Mt. Lebanon Aqua Club member’s father, Tom, swam at Westminster College and her mother, Victoria, competed for the University of Pittsburgh.

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