A résumé listing the purported athletic career of Olivia Jade Giannulli was included in court documents filed recently by prosecutors in the nation’s largest college admissions scandal, providing a fresh look into efforts to burnish the credentials of children of wealthy parents and assure their acceptance to prestigious schools.
The résumé, which prosecutors said was created by a former University of Southern California coach, details accomplishments that Ms. Giannulli, the daughter of the actress Lori Loughlin and the fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, was said to have achieved as a coxswain, including a series of gold medal wins.
The document says that Ms. Giannulli, a social media influencer on YouTube and Instagram, was “highly talented” and “successful” in both women’s and men’s boats and claimed that she participated in prestigious races like the Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston.
Ms. Giannulli, in fact, did not participate in crew while in high school, according to prosecutors.
Ms. Giannulli’s parents are accused of paying $500,000 to William Singer, a college admissions consultant, to get their two daughters designated as recruits to the U.S.C. women’s crew team as a way to ensure their admission to the school. Prosecutors say the former U.S.C. coach created the résumé for Ms. Giannulli at the direction of Mr. Singer, who has pleaded guilty.
Ms. Loughlin and Mr. Giannulli were among roughly three dozen wealthy parents accused by federal investigators last year of paying to cheat on admissions exams or bribing coaches to get their children into college. The couple have pleaded not guilty to bribery and related charges and will likely go to trial, possibly later this year.
Prosecutors in the case included the partially redacted copy of Ms. Giannulli’s crew résumé in a recent response to her parents’ lawyers, omitting her first name and high school.
Ms. Giannulli has not been charged in the admissions case, and it is unclear how much she knew about her parents’ efforts to get her into college.