Sarah Poewe
blank Sarah Poewe
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Capetown, South Africa

High School:
Deutsche Schule Kapstadt

Event:
Breast/IM

2004-2005--Earned All-America honors as a member of the victorious 400y medley and 200y medley relay teams at the NCAA Championships...each squad set the pool record at the Purdue facility...also earned an All-America plaque with a third-place showing in the 100y breast with a time of 1:00.19...was an Honorable Mention All-American in the 200y breast by placing 10th...Georgia's top performer in both breaststroke events at the SEC Championships...was runner-up in the 100y breast with a time of 1:00.77...also finished second in the 200y breast in 2:12.82...placed 16th in the 200y IM with a time of 2:03.85 after swimming a season best 2:03.46 in the morning prelims...was a member of Georgia's SEC winning 200y medley relay... at the World Championships, won bronze as a member of the medley relay team and was seventh in the 100 breast...Team­ -- 1st at NCAAs, 2nd at SECs.

2003-2004-- NCAA runner-up in the 100m breast with a time of 1:06.02...member of the national champion 400m medley relay which lowered NCAA, American and U.S. Open records with a time of 3:56.48...earned additional All-America honors with a fourth-place finish in the 200m breast (2:25.40) and as a member of the 200m medley relay that finished second...SEC Champion in the 100y breast with a winning time of 1:00.07... was first individual conference title...SEC runner-up in the 200y breast with a time of 2:12.36...finished sixth in the 200y IM with a personal-best time of 2:00.54...aided the relay efforts by swimming the breaststroke leg on both the SEC-winning 200y and 400y medley relays...won a bronze medal as a member of the German 400m medley relay at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece...finished fifth in the 100m breast at the Olympics...won the 50m and 100m breast and finished third in the 200m breast at the 2004 European Short Course Championships in Austria...Team­ -- 2nd at NCAAs, 2nd at SECs.

2002-2003--Earned All-America honors and lowered personal-best times in three events at the NCAA Championships... finished third in the 100y breast in 59.89 and took fourth in the 100y breast in 2:09.89...stopped the clock in 2:01.23 to finish 18th in the 200y IM at NCAAs...finished 10th in the overall high point standings at the SEC Championships with 46 total points after three top-six finishes..SEC runner-up in the 100y breast with a time of 1:00.51...claimed third place in the 200y breast in 2:12.13 and finished sixth in the 200y IM in 2:01.65 after clocking a time of 2:01.34 in the prelims...member of the 200y and 400y medley relays that finished second at the SEC Championships...gover the summer, posted three top-seven finishes at the 2003 FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Spain, including a fourth-place finish in the 100m breast...took sixth in 200m breast and seventh in 50m breast...represented Germany at the World Championship...won the 50m and 100m breast in German-record time at the 2003 European Short Course Championships in Dublin, Ireland...Team -- 2nd at NCAAs, 3rd at SECs.

High School--Deutsche Schule Kapstadt...runner-up in the 100m breast at the 2002 World Short Course Championships in Moscow...won three silver and two bronze medals at the 2002 Commonwealth Games...won three silver medals at the 2002 South African Short Course Trials, setting All-Africa record with a time of 2:23.08 in the 200m breast, topping Penny Heyns' record by 1.19 second...in first meet for Germany, earned gold in the 100m breast and silver in both the 50m and 200m breast at the 2002 European Short Course Championships in Reisa, Germany...won the 50m and 100m breast in the 2000 World Short Course in Athens, Greece... elected Sanlan's Junior Sportswoman of the Year and Western Province Sportswoman of the Year in 2001...swimming for South Africa, finished fourth in the 100m breast and sixth in the 200m breast at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney...took third in the 200m breast at the 1999 Pan-Pacific Games... honored as Best Female Athlete in Republic of South Africa and named Best Female Swimmer at World Youth Games.

Personal--Born March 3, 1983, in Cape Town, South Africa...daughter of Rainer and Lorraine Poewe...has older brother Jean-Claude. Major--Speech Communications.

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