Rowed in the varsity four and second varsity eight crews during her junior season … stroked the varsity four in UCLA’s season-opening win against Loyola Marymount (March 16) … rowed three seat in the V4+ at the San Diego Crew Classic (April 5-6) … helped the V4+ finish in second place on day one of the Crew Classic and in fifth place in the Grand Final on day two … rowed three seat in the V4+ at the Clemson Invitational (April 19-20) … led the V4+ to a first place finish on day one at Clemson and to third- and fourth-place finishes on day two … rowed five seat in the 2V8+ in the Bruins’ annual crosstown showdown against USC (May 3), helping the 2V8+ to a victory over the Women of Troy … rowed five seat in the 2V8+ at both Pac-12 Championships (May 18) and NCAA Championships (May 30-June 1) … led the 2V8+ to a second-place finish at Pac-12 Championships … helped the 2V8+ to a second-place finish in its initial heat and a fourth-place semifinal finish at NCAA Championships … UCLA’s second varsity eight finished second in the Petite Final, as the Bruins registered a 12th-place overall finish at NCAA Championships.
Rowed two seat in the varsity four in UCLA’s season-opening victory against Loyola Marymount (March 9) … rowed six seat in the open eight at the two-day San Diego Crew Classic (April 6-7), helping the crew to a pair of second-place finishes, including in the Grand Final on Sunday … rowed two seat in the 2V4+ at the two-day Clemson Invitational (April 20-21) … guided the 2V4+ to one first-place finish and one second-place finish on day one at Clemson … rowed two seat in the 2V4+ against USC (May 4), leading the 2V4+ past USC by 7.0 seconds.
Rowed with the novice eight, open eight and novice four boats as a freshman ... rowed five seat in the N8+ in dual meet victories over Loyola Marymount (March 3) and San Diego (March 10) ... rowed five seat in the open eight at the San Diego Crew Classic (March 31-April 1) ... stroked the novice four in UCLA's dual meet victory over Louisville at the SoCal Challenge (April 14) ... rowed three seat for the novice four against USC in the two schools' annual dual meet (April 28) ... rowed three seat with the novice four at the Pacific Coast Rowing Championships.
Attended St. Lucy's Priory High School (Glendora, Calif.) for four years (2007-2011) ... lettered one year in track and field under Coach Ken Landry ... was 2008 JV league champion in the high jump.
Full name: Sarah Jane Dierksen ... Sarah is the daughter of John and Jane Dierksen ... has one sister, Claire ... undeclared major.