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Sara Jurek

Player Profile
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Gilbert, Ariz.

High School:
Chandler

Height:
5-9

Position:
Freestyle/IM

Birthdate:
05/18/1993

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

02/21/2014

Smith Breaks 25-Year-Old Record on Day Three of BIG EAST Championships

Women continue to build first-place lead

02/19/2014

Wildcat Women Set Program Record on First Day of Conference Championship

Women's team takes first in 200 medley relay, 800 freestyle relay

Top Times:
100 Freestyle - 51.00
200 Freestyle - 1:49.10 (2013 BIG EAST Championships)
500 Freestyle - 4:58.96 (2012 BIG EAST Championships)
200 Individual Medley - 2:02.30

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 5/18/93 ... 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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