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Sarah Schemmel

Class Sr.
Hometown Durant, Iowa
High School Durant

Hawk Item — Ranks fourth in school history in the 100 free (50.15) and sixth in the 50 free (23.06) and 100 fly (54.27).

2019-20 Honors — Academic All-Big Ten selection… Big Ten Distinguished Scholar… President’s and Dean’s List honoree during the fall and spring semesters. 2019-20 — Member of the team-leading 200-free relay (1:31.09)… ranked second on the team in the 50 free (23.06) and 100 fly (54.39), and fourth in the 100 free (50.46)… scored in two events at the Big Ten Championships, finishing eighth in the 200-free relay (1:31.09) and 21st in the 100 fly (54.44).

2018-19 Honors — Academic All-Big Ten selection… named to the Dean’s List during the fall and spring semesters and to the President’s List during the spring semester. 2018-19 — Ranked second on the team in the 50 free (23.06) and third in 100 free (50.15) and 100 fly (54.27)… member of the top 200-free, 200-medley, and 400-medley relays… swam collegiate-bests in 50 free (23.06), 100 free (50.15), and 100 fly (54.27) at Hawkeye Invitational… anchored the 400-medley relay (3:39.21) that placed ninth and the 200-medley relay that finished 12th at the Big Ten Championships… swam the second leg of the 10th-place 200-free relay (1:32.11).

2017-18 Honors — CSCAA honorable mention Scholar All-American… named to the Dean’s List for the fall and spring semesters. 2017-18 — Posted an NCAA “B” qualifying time in the 100 fly (53.36)… swam collegiate-bests in 50 free (23.18), 100 free (50.54), and 100 fly (54.36) at the Big Ten Championships… member of the team-leading 200-free relay (1:31.18) that placed seventh at the Big Tens… ranked third on the team in the 100 fly and fourth in the 50 free (23.18).

High School — Junior National qualifier… four-time Regional Swimmer of the Year… two-time Des Moines All-Area honoree… three-time all-conference selection… Swimmer of the Year as a junior… team MVP and team captain as a senior… three-time state champion, winning the 50 and 100 free as a junior and 50 free as a senior… placed in top four in four events at state meet as a senior (first, 50 free; third, 100 free; fourth, 200 and 400-free relays)… eight-time conference champion… state record holder in the 100 free (49.96)… school record holder in seven events… top times: 50 free (23.07), 100 free (49.96), 100 fly (55.40)… Academic All-American… high school coach was Judd Anderson.

Personal — Born May 6, 1999, in Davenport, Iowa… daughter of Dean and Susan Schemmel… has a younger brother, Andrew… majoring in speech and hearing science.

Schemmel’s Collegiate Bests

Event Time Meet Date
50 Free 23.06 Big Ten Championships 2/20/20
100 Free 50.15 Hawkeye Invitational 11/17/18
200 Free 1:54.35 at Minnesota Invitational 12/1/17
100 Fly 54.27 Hawkeye Invitational 11/16/18