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  Sara Platzer
Sara Platzer

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lakewood, WA

High School:
Lakes

Height:
5-10

Event:
Freestyle

Birthdate:
09/22/1982

2004 Olympic trials qualifier in the 50m Free.

Summer 2003 -- Placed fourth in the 50m Free in 25.97 at the World University Games in Daegu, South Korea ... Placed seventh in the 50m Free (26.30) and also competed in the 100m Free at the U.S. Nationals.

2002-2003 -- Seven-time All-American at the NCAA Championships in the 50 Free (11th), 100 Free (10th), 200 Free Relay (seventh), 400 Free Relay (10th), 800 Free Relay (ninth), 200 Medley Relay (16th) and 400 Medley Relay (12th) ... At the Pac-10 Championships, placed second in the 50 Free, third in the 100 Free and eighth in the 200 Free ... Had 13 first place finishes on the season, including sweeps of the 50 and 100 Free against San Diego, Arizona State, Arizona and USC ... Swam a career best 49.28 in the 100 Free and a season best of 1:48.62 (200 Free) ... On the Athletic Director's honor roll ... Voted Most Valuable Swimmer.

Summer 2002 -- At the U.S. Nationals, placed 15th in the 50 Free, swimming an Olympic Trials qualifying time of 26.33 ... Also competed in the 100 Free at Nationals.

2001-2002 -- Was a five-time All-American at the NCAA Championships in the 50 Free (eighth), 100 Free (12th), 200 Medley Relay (last leg, 14th), 800 Free Relay (last leg, 14th) and 400 Free Relay (third leg, 14th) ... Swam a lifetime best and set a new school record of 22.47 in the 50 Free prelims at the NCAA Championships ... At the Pac-10 Championships, was second in the 50 and 100 Free and 15th in the 200 Free ... Swam a lifetime best 49.33 in the 100 Free at the Husky Invitational ... Recorded eight first place finishes on the season.

Summer 2001 -- Competed for the U.S. at the World Univsersity Games in Beijing, China, placing fourth in the 50m Free in a time of 26.03.

2000-2001-- At the NCAA Championships, finished 11th in the 100 Free, 22nd in the 50 Free , 38th in the 200 Free ...Also anchored the ninth place 200 and 400 Medley Relays, 14th place 400 Free Relay and swam the second leg of the 10th place 200 Free Relay ...At the Pac-10 Championships swam lifetime bests in the 50 Free (22.82) and 100 Free (49.36) while finishing third and second, respectively ...Also at Pac-10s, finished eighth in the 200 Free and swam on the 200 and 400 Free Relay teams ...Swept the 50, 100 and 200 Free at the Northwestern Invitational ...Undefeated in the 50 and 100 Free in conference competition ... Voted Outstanding Freshman by her teammates.

Summer 2000 -- Finished 12th in the 50 Free and 13th in the 100 Free at the U.S. Olympic Trials ...Ranked 37th in the 50 Free (25.88) and 41st in the 100 Free (56.16) in the World Rankings for long course meters.

High School - Lettered three years in track and swimming ... Earned All-American honors in the 50 and 100 Free ... Established state records in the 100 and 50 Free her senior season ...Two-time Washington State High School Champion in the 50 and 100 Free ...Swam as a member of the Washington Aquatic Killer Orcas club team under coach Mike Stauffer.

Personal - Born September 22, 1982 in Tacoma, WA ...Daughter of KC and Wendy Platzer ...Has one brother, Sam, and a sister, Anneliese ...Competing at the Olympic Trials and representing the U.S. at the World University Games are the biggest thrills so far in her athletic career ...Psychology major.

Platzer's Career Bests
50 Free - 22.47
100 Free - 49.28
200 Free - 1:48.62

Long Course Bests
50m Free - 25.88
100m Free - 56.16


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