Gamecocks rank second behind only Georgia
Ninety-seven first-year Gamecocks achieve 3.00 or higher GPA in 2011-12
Carolina shifts focus to SEC Championships
South Carolina vs Queens, Wingate & Vanderbilt (1/23-24/15)
2013-14 - Competed in three meets ... Posted season best times of 2:04.53 in the 200 freestyle and 1:01.88 in the 100 backstroke against Queens and Wingate ... Had top time of the season in the 200 backstroke at College of Charleston (2:10.74) ... Named to SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll.
2012-13 - Swam in five events during the regular season...Recorded a season-best fifth-place finish in the 200 freestyle against College of Charleston, Queens and Wingate...Posted a personal record in the 100 freestyle (55.96) against College of Charleston, Queens and Wingate, in the 100 backstroke (1:00.46) at the Virginia Tech Invitational and in the 200 backstroke (2:06.93) against College of Charleston, Queens and Wingate...Named to the SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll.
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.
|Columbus' Top Times|
|50 Freestyle||27.31||11/4/11||Tennessee||Columbia, S.C.|
|100 Freestyle||55.96#||1/26/13||College of Charleston/Queens/Wingate||Columbia, S.C.|
|200 Freestyle||1:57.41||1/28/12||ECU/Vanderbilt||Columbia, S.C.|
|500 Freestyle||5:03.23||1/28/12||ECU/Vanderbilt||Columbia, S.C.|
|1000 Freestyle||10:44.36||1/14/12||Duke/Queens||Columbia, S.C.|
|1650 Freestyle||17:35.95||1/28/12||ECU/Vanderbilt||Columbia, S.C.|
|100 Backstroke||1:00.46||11/16/12||Virginia Tech Invitational||Christiansburg, Va.|
|200 Backstroke||2:06.93||1/25/13||College of Charleston/Queens/Wingate||Columbia, S.C.|
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