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    Sara Stoneburg
    Sara Stoneburg
    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Copley, Ohio

    High School:
    Firestone

    Event:
    Free

    Senior 2010-11 - Captured a personal best in the 500 free (5:10.28) to finish fifth in that event at the Minnesota Challenge ... Collected season-best times in the 50 free (24.86), 100 free (53.44) and 200 free (1:56.11) at the Minnesota Challenge ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award recipient.

    Junior 2009-10 - Swam in five meets for the Illini during her junior season ... Achieved season-best times in the 50 free (24.50), 100 free (53.66) and 200 free (1:58.38) and a career-best time in the 100 breast (1:14.35) at the Minnesota Challenge ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

    Sophomore 2008-09 - Participated in every meet for the Illini during her sophomore season ... Swam to fourth place in the season-opener against Nebraska (25.07) ... Finished fifth in the 200 free at Iowa State ... At Indiana/Michigan/Tennessee, she raced to a time of 25.14 in the 50 free ... She continued to race faster finishing the 50 free in 24.74 against Iowa ... At the Big Ten Championships, she was a member of the seventh-fastest 200 free relay of all time ... She also swam to three lifetime bests in the 50 (23.93), 100 (52.26) and 200 free (1:53.26) ... Academic All-Big Ten selection.

    Freshman 2007-08- Competed in seven meets for the Illini during her freshman year ... Achieved a career-best time in the 100 fly (1:03.35) at the Ohio State Invitational ... Swam to three career bests at the Big Ten Championships in the 50 free (23.97), 100 free (52.94) and 200 free (1:56.93).

    High School - Earned four varsity letters at Firestone High School ... Won districts and sectionals her freshman, sophomore and junior seasons, while finishing in the top 10 at state ... Swam to a sixth-place finish in the 100 free and a third-place finish in the 200 free at USA sectionals for her FAST team club ... Named team captain her senior year ... Recipient of the Iron Man, Jack Taylor and U.S. Army Reserve National Scholar/Athlete awards her senior season.

    Personal - Born Feb. 16, 1989 ... Parents are Jim and Mary Stoneburg ... Has two older brothers, Chris and Ryan, along with a younger sister, Jillian ... Chris and Ryan were both swimmers at Ohio State ... Majoring in biology ... Plans on becoming a veterinarian ... Hobbies include reading, running and animals.

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