Ninety-seven first-year Gamecocks achieve 3.00 or higher GPA in 2011-12
Carolina shifts focus to SEC Championships
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.