Sara Taege
Sara Taege
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Glendale Heights, Ill.
High School: Glenbard East
Events: IM/FR/FL


Event Time Meet Date
50 Freestyle24.96Principia1/17/2014
100 Freestyle 51.82 NCAA Championships
200 Freestyle
1:51.16 NCAA Championships 3/21/2014
500 Freestyle
4:54.32 NCAA Championships 3/19/2014
1,000 Freestyle
10:55.49 Principia College
100 Breaststroke1:12.26DePauw11/2/2013
100 Butterfly
59.45 Midwest Invitational
200 Butterfly 2:06.53 UAA Championships
200 Individual Medley
2:08.38 Midwest Invitational
400 Individual Medley 4:24.66 NCAA Championships


2013-14: Earned All-America honors in six events at the NCAA Championships ... Finished sixth in the 400 IM (4:27.25) to earn All-America honors in the event for the second time in her career ... Placed eighth at the national meet in the 500 free (4:59.61) after setting a school record in the prelims (4:54.32) ... Led off the 800-free relay that placed seventh at the NCAA Championships ... Added All-America honorable mention honors in the 400-medley relay (ninth), 400-free relay (11th) and 200-free relay (13th) ... Anchored the 400-medley relay to school records in both the prelims (3:49.81) and finals (3:49.15) at the NCAA Championships ... Also finished 28th in the 200 butterfly (2:08.78) at the national meet ... Swam to all-UAA honors in four events, finishing as the runner-up in the 400 IM and third-place in the 500 free ... Also picked up all-UAA recognition as a member of the 800-free relay (second) and 400-free relay (third) ... Selected as the Art & Marge McWilliams Junior Award winner by the W Club ... Named to the CSCAA Scholar All-America First Team ... UAA all-academic.

2012-13: Earned All-America honors in three events ... Swam on the seventh-place 800-free relay (7:25.50) and the ninth-place 400-free relay (3:26.77) that both posted school records at the NCAA Championships ... Also earned All-America honors by finishing 13th in the 500 free, while placing 26th in the 400 IM at nationals ... Set a pool record in winning the UAA title in the 500 freestyle with a B-cut time of 4:56.49 ... Also earned all-UAA honors as a member of the runner-up 400-free (3:29.42) and 800-free relays (7:31.91) that both posted B-cuts ... Added B-cuts in the 200 freestyle (1:53.33), 200 butterfly (2:08.58) and the 400 IM (4:29.25) at the UAA Championships ... Selected as a CSCAA Scholar All-American.

2011-12: Earned All-America honors with seventh-place finishes in the 500 freestyle and the 400 individual medley ... Also finished 18th in the 200 butterfly at the NCAA Championships ... Set the school record in the 200 butterfly (2:07.21) at the UAA Championships ... Picked up All-UAA honors with a third-place finish in the 400 individual medley and a runner-up finish in the 400-free relay at the UAA Championships ... Swam team-best times in the 100 freestyle (52.80), 500 freestyle (4:57.07), 200 butterfly (2:07.21) and 400 individual medley (4:24.66) during the season.

HIGH SCHOOL: Team captain and three-year state finalist at Glenbard East High School ... Junior National Qualifier in the 400 individual medley, 500 freestyle, 200 butterfly, 50 freestyle and 200 individual medley ... Earned all-state and all-conference honors ... Academic all-conference honoree ... National Honor Society officer ... Spanish Honors Society president.

PERSONAL: Majoring in philosophy-neuroscience-psychology … Daughter of Bob and Dina Taege.