Sara Nicholas
Sara Nicholas
Height: 5-6
Year: So.
Hometown: Wilmette, Ill.
High School: New Trier
Position: Breast, Free
Major: Computer Science and Physics

Collegiate Personal Bests
50-Free - 25.61
100-Free - 56.44
200-Free - 2:05.39
500-Free - 5:35.67
100-Breast - 1:04.20
200-Breast - 2:21.01
200-IM - 2:11.84

Honorable Mention All-American (200 Medley Relay, 400 Medley Relay) ... NCAA Qualifier ... NEWMAC Champion (100 Breast, 200 Breast, 200 Medley Relay, 400 Medley Relay) ... CSCAA Scholar All-American ... NEWMAC Academic All-Conference ... NEWMAC Relay Team of the Week (Nov. 15, Dec. 3, Jan. 28, Feb. 4) ... at the NCAA Championship, placed tenth in the 200-medley relay in 1:44.37 and 13th in the 400-medley relay in 3:49.22 ... in prelim action at nationals, touched the wall 28th in the 200-breast (2:31.09), 35th in the 100-breast (1:08.11) and 49th in the 200-IM (2:21.05) ... at the NEWMAC Championship, claimed gold in the 100-breast in 1:04.37, the 200-breast in 2:21.61, the 200-medley relay in 1:44.35 and the 400-medley relay in 3:48.67 ... also won the "B" final in the 200-IM in 2:13.25 ... at the Winter Invitational, finished first in the 200-medley relay (1:44.36), first in the 400-medley relay (3:50.05), second in the 200-breast (2:25.19) and second in the 100-breast (1:04.65) ... individually swam four NCAA "B" cut times as a sophomore ... in regular season dual meets, placed third or better 13 times.

NCAA Qualifier … CSCAA Scholar All-American … at the NCAA Division III National Championship, finished 20th in the 200 breast in a season-best time of 2:21.02, 22nd in the 100 breast in 1:04.68 and 53rd in the 200 IM in 2:14.82 … at the NEWMAC Championship, placed third in the 100 breast in a season-best time of 1:40.20, 12th in the 200 IM in a season-best time of 2:11.84 and 11th with all three relays she was in including the 200 free relay (1:37.57), 200 medley relay (1:47.85) and the 400 medley relay (3:53.98) … at the MIT Winter Invitational, took second in the 100 breast in 1:05.03, third in the 200 breast in 2:23.72, fourth in the 200 medley relay in 1:46.73, eighth in the 400 medley relay in 4:00.03, eighth in the 200 free relay in 1:41.04, 18th in the 400 free relay in 3:45.59 and 19th in the 50 free in 25.79 … during regular season dual meets, posted four first place finishes in her respective events including three in the 200 breast which came against Cornell, WPI/Bowdoin and Coast Guard … also registered seven second place finishes during the regular season … individually swam seven NCAA “B” cut times as a freshman.

Out of the Pool at MIT:
Majoring in computer science and physics ... completed particle physics research at Tel Aviv University and a virtual reality UROP at MIT ... Baker Rooming Committee.

High School: A 2017 graduate of New Trier High School … four-time varsity letterwinner in swimming … Senior Leadership Council … Academic All-American … All-State … All-Sectional … All-Conference … All-American … placed second in the 200 medley relay and eighth in the 100 breast at the state championship … placed first in the 200 medley relay and second in the 100 breast at the conference and sectional championships … was part of a team conference championship and sectional championship … also swam for the New Trier Swim Club where she competed 3 years at NCSA Junior Nationals and was an NCSA finalist … National Latin Honor Society … four-year member of the Honor Roll … Senior Instructional Leadership Corps … Swimming Leadership Council … Habitat for Humanity Leadership Board … Lurie Children's Hospital Teen Board … Rush Hospital Junior Board … National Merit Scholar … New Trier Math and Science Awards … Outstanding Student in Computer Science Award … AHEPA Scholar and Scholar-Athlete Scholarships.