Sara Nicponski
Sara Nicponski
Birth Date: 09/06/1988
Year: Junior
Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah
High School: Skyline HS
Position: Breaststroke/IM
UC Santa Barbara
Earned Honorable Mention All-American accolades at the 2008 NCAA Championships after placing 12th in the 200 medley relay (1:39.96) and 15th in the 400 medley relay (3:38.57)...Placed 20th in the 100 breast (1:01.86) and 25th in the 200 breast (2:14.34) at the NCAA's...Named the Big West Conference Female Freshman of the Year...Big West Champion, as well as school and conference record-holder in the 200 medley relay (1:38.64) and conference champion and school record-holder in the 400 medley relay (3:38.57)...Placed second in the 100 breast (1:02.01) and in the 200 breast (2:14.43) at the Big West Championships...Earned Mid-Major All-American accolades...Earned One Athlete of the Week honors on Dec. 3, 2007. Nationally: Competed at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials where she placed 22nd in the 100-meter breast (1:10.30) and 43rd in the 200-meter breast (2:34.57)...Placed 10th in the 100-meter breast at the 2008 U.S. Open and 23rd in the 200-meter breast (2:34.57). High School
Named 2007 Overall Utah Swimmer of the Year...An All-American in 2006-07 in the 100 yard breaststroke at Skyline High School...Competed under coach Matt Vicario...Holds Utah swimming records in both yards and meters for the 100 and 200 breaststroke...Set 100-yard breaststroke high school state record...The 2007 Junior National Champion in the 100 breast...Also competed for the Eagle Aquatic Team, also coached by Vicario...Played water polo for Skyline. Personal
Sara Rose Nicponski was born Sept. 6, 1988...Parents are Steve and Nan...Has two sisters, Erin and Kate...Aspires to become a dermatologist...Most memorable athletic achievement is competing in the 2008 Olympic Trials...Favorite aspect of college swimming is the team atmosphere.