University of Iowa Athletics
Free/Back

Samantha Sauer

Class Senior
Hometown St. Charles, Ill.
High School St. Charles North

2019-20 Honors — Academic All-Big Ten selection. 2019-20 — Ranked fifth on the team in the 50 free (23.27)… recorded a collegiate-best in the 100 back (56.80) and season-best in the 100 free (51.85).

2018-19 Honors — Academic All-Big Ten selection… named to the Dean’s List during the fall semester. 2018-19 — Led off the 12th-place 200-medley relay (1:42.20) at the Big Ten Championships… swam a collegiate best in the 200 back at the SMU Classic… member of the team’s top 200-free relay.

2017-18 Honors — Named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester.  2017-18 — Swam collegiate-best times in the 50 free (23.37) and 100 free (51.70).

2016-17 — Posted collegiate-best performances in 50 free (23.68), 100 free (52.07), 100 back (56.84), and 200 back (2:08.03)… ranked fifth on the team in the 100 back.

High School — 2015 All-American in 50 and 100 free and on all three free relays… 2015 state finalist in 100 free and three relays, 2014 state finalist in 100 back and two medley relays… team record holder in 50 free, 100 free, 100 back, and 200-medley and 200 and 400-free relays… top times: 50 free (23.46), 100 free (51.22), 100 back (56.52)… high school coach was Rob Rooney… club coach was Timothy Lewarchick.

Personal — Born May 14, 1998… daughter of Roland and Kelly Sauer… has two younger siblings, Sophia and Spencer… majoring in health and human physiology.

Sauer’s Collegiate Bests

Event Time Meet Date
50 Free 23.27 Big Ten Championships 2/20/20
100 Free 51.70 at Big Ten Championships 2/17/18
200 Free 1:41.61 at Shamrock Invitational 1/30/16
100 Back 56.80 at Shamrock Invitational 1/25/20
200 Back 2:07.26 at SMU Classic 10/13/18