Sara Jurek
Sara Jurek

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Gilbert, Ariz.

High School:
Chandler

Height:
5-9

Position:
Free/IM

Birthdate:
05/18/1993

12/18/2014

Wildcats Give Back at the Holidays

Multiple teams of Wildcats are in the holiday spirit after some Christmastime volunteering

11/11/2014

Jurek Named BIG EAST Women's Swimming Athlete of the Week

Jurek becomes the third Wildcat woman to win the award this fall

04/15/2014

Smith, Heider Named Academic All-Area Performers of the Year

Six Wildcats chosen to Academic Team

02/27/2014

Eighteen Wildcats Named to 2014 All-BIG EAST Team

Kollanus, Jurek each earned seven top-3 finishes at conference championships

02/22/2014

Wildcat Women Win BIG EAST Championship

Hardie named Most Outstanding Swimmer while head coach Rick Simpson named Women's Coach of the Year

Last Modified 9/29/2014

Top Times:
50 Freestyle - 24.40 (2014 BIG EAST Championships)
100 Freestyle - 50.72 (2014 BIG EAST Championships)
200 Freestyle - 1:49.10 (2013 BIG EAST Championships)
500 Freestyle - 4:58.96 (2012 BIG EAST Championships)
200 IM - 2:02.30
400 IM - 4:22.10 (2014 BIG EAST Championships)

2013-14: Named to the All-BIG EAST Team ... Competed in seven events at the BIG EAST Championship; won the 200 IM (2:02.65) and 400 IM (4:22.10), finished third in the 100 freestyle (50.72) and anchored the 200 medley relay (1:42.76), 200 freestyle relay (1:33.09), 400 freestyle relay (3:23.12) and 800 freestyle relay (7:16.29) wins in Swell, N.J. to help the Villanova women's swimming team win 14 out of 18 events to capture its first BIG EAST Championship since 1996 ... Won the 400 IM (4:30.50), finished second in the 200 freestyle (1:51.75) and swam a leg in the 400 freestyle relay (3:39.20) win at Pittsburgh ... Won the 200 butterfly (2:09.27) at home against Providence ... Won the 400 IM (4:33.37), placed second in the 100 freestyle (52.25), swam a leg in the 200 freestyle relay (1:37.47) win and anchored the third-place 200 medley relay (1:48.85) finish at home versus Penn State ... Won the 200 IM (2:08.82) and anchored the 200 freestyle relay (1:37.28) win at NC State ... Swam legs in the first-place 800 freestyle relay (7:31.03) and second-place 400 freestyle relay (3:29.81) finishes at the Frank Elm Invitation against Army, Drexel, Wagner, West Chester and host school, Rutgers ... Finished second in the 400 IM (4:29.44), third in the 200 freestyle (1:53.81), fourth in the 500 freestyle (5:08.09), fifth in the 200 IM (2:09.64) and swam a leg in the second-place 200 freestyle relay (1:37.08) finish in the Rutgers Quad Meet against Georgetown, Seton Hall and Rutgers ... Won the 200 freestyle (1:52.81), placed second in the 100 freestyle (52.21), second in the 200 IM (2:09.20) and swam a leg in the first-place 400 freestyle relay (3:30.97) finish at Connecticut ... Finished fourth in the 200 freestyle (1:55.44) and 200 IM (2:11.11) events, anchored the first-place 800 freestyle relay (7:35.60) and second-place 400 freestyle relay (3:31.24) finishes, swam a leg in the 200 freestyle relay (1:38.10) third-place finish at the WVU Invite against Cincinnati, James Madison and West Virginia ... Won the 200 IM (2:09.66), placed second in the 100 freestyle (53.18) and 200 freestyle (1:54.35) events and swam a leg in the first-place 200 freestyle relay (1:36.82) finish in Villanova's victory at La Salle.

2012-13: Competed in four events at the BIG EAST Championship, including the 100 freestyle, 200 freestyle, 200 IM and 400 freestyle relay ... Earned second in the 200 IM against Georgetown, Seton Hall and Rutgers ... Placed first in the 200 freestyle and second in the 100 freestyle against William and Mary ... Finished first in the 200 freestyle and 400 freestyle relay and second in the 100 freestyle against Richmond ... Placed first in the 200 IM and 200 freestyle relay and third in the 200 freestyle against Penn State.

2011-12: Registered three personal bests in the 100 freestyle (51.21), 200 freestyle (1:50.34) and 500 freestlye (4:58.96) at the BIG EAST Championships ... Finished in 15th in the 100 free, 14th (tie) in the 200 free and 21st in the 500 free at the conference meet ... Touched the wall fifth in the 200 free at the Connecticut/Georgetown/Rutgers quad-meet ... Earned two fourth-place finishes in the 100 free and 200 free at the Cincinnati/West Virginia tri-meet ... Placed second in both the 50 free and the 1000 free and finished third in the 500 free against Seton Hall ... RELAYS: 800 freestyle relay team touched the wall second at the Princeton Invitational ... Swam a leg of 400 freestyle relays that earned first place finishes at the Cincinnati/West Virginia tri-meet and against Providence and earned third place at the Princeton Invitational, while also finishing fourth overall at the BIG EAST Championships ... Member of the 200 freestyle relay team who finished first against Seton Hall and placed fifth at the conference championships.

Chandler High School: Earned four varsity letters for swimming ... Member of National Honor Society ... Presented with the IB certificate and USA Swimming Scholastic All-America awards ... Recipient of the MVP and Versatile honors in athletics ... In the top 10 percent of her class ... Coached by Steele Kerridon Croswhite.

Personal: Born May 18, 1993 ... Oldest of three children of Kevin and Sue Jurek ... Brothers are Mark and Nathan ... Mother swam at South Dakota State in 1985 ... Chose to attend Villanova because she loved the school ... Majoring in Nursing ... Aspires to become a nurse.

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