Ninety-seven first-year Gamecocks achieve 3.00 or higher GPA in 2011-12
Carolina shifts focus to SEC Championships
2011-12 - Provided depth in the freestyle events...Swam in five regular season events...Had team's fourth fastest time in the 1,650 freestyle to finish second with a mark of 17:35.95 against East Carolina and Vanderbilt...Also swam the 200 backstroke during the season...Posted season best finish of fifth place in the event with a time of 2:07.67 against East Carolina and Vanderbilt.
PRE-COLLEGE - Graduated from St. Ursula Academy...State qualifier as a freshman and sophomore...Finished in the top 16 at the state meet as a sophomore...Member of the Cincinnati Marlins club team...National Honors Society member.
PERSONAL - Full name is Sara Catherine Columbus...Born Oct. 15, 1993...Parents are Michael and Karen Columbus...Has one brother, Matt, who is also a swimmer at South Carolina...Chose South Carolina because of the team's success, the academics and closeness to relatives...Majoring in sports management.