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Nicole Saulters
Position: Freestyle, Backstroke
Year: Senior
Hometown: Highland, Ind.
High School: Highland
Major: Sport Administration
Experience: 3 Letters
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Nicole Saulters
Courtesy: Ball State Athletics
Release: 10/23/2008

IN THE BSU RECORD BOOKS: Holds the school record in the 100 backstroke (57.12) - Mid-American Conference Championships (Feb. 25, 2009) … member of the school-record holding 200 medley relay (1:43.19) - MAC Championships (Feb. 23, 2011) … member of the school-record holding 400 freestyle relay team (3:49.49) - MAC Championships (Feb. 25, 2009) … swam the first leg of the 200 medley relay which placed sixth at the MAC Championships with a time of 1:43.19 … swam the first leg of the 400 medley relay which placed fifth at the MAC Championships with a time of 3:45.69 ... member of the school-record holding 400 medley relay (3:45.69) - MAC Championships (Feb. 23, 2011) … holds the second-fastest time in program history in the 100 back (55.82) - MAC Championships (Feb. 23, 2011).

2010-11 (JR): Earned her third letter at Ball State … winner of the Dave & Sandy Spade Scholarship … swam the last leg of the 400 medley relay which placed fourth at the MAC Championships with a time of 3:26.35 … placed eighth in the 100 back (56.46) at the MAC Championships to rank second on the team in the event … posted a time of 24.15 in the 50 free and BSU career-bests of 51.79 in the 100 free and 55.82 in the 100 back at the league meet (Feb. 23) and 2:12.54 in the 200 back at the Butler Invitational (Jan. 23).

2009-10 (SO): Earned her second letter at Ball State … swam the first leg of the 200 medley relay which posted a time of 1:43.82 to place sixth at the MAC Championships … led the Cardinals in the 100 back with a season-fast time of 57.31 at the league meet … also ranked second on the squad in the 100 free (52.53) and third in the 50 free (24.11) with both efforts coming at the league meet … her 50 free time was a career-best swim … member of the 200 free (1:34.93), 400 free (3:30.73) and 400 medley (3:51.09) relays at the league championships … tallied a season-best 200 back time of 2:13.54 versus Michigan State.

2008-09 (FR): Earned her first letter at Ball State … placed 16th in the 100 back (58.05) at the MAC Championships (Feb. 25) … posted a school-record and time of 57.12 in the 100 back prelims … her season-best 50 free (24.25) and clocking of 52.40 in the 100 free at the MAC meet were BSU's second-best individual efforts of the season … swam the first leg of the school-record setting 400 medley relay team that posted a time of 3:49.49 to place eighth at the MAC Championships … also swam legs on the eighth-place 200 free (1:36.87), 400 free (3:03.95) and 200 medley (1:45.78) relay teams at the league meet.

HIGH SCHOOL: Coached by Ryan Harrington at Highland … four-year letterwinner … four-time All-American …. holds Highland pool records and sectional records in the 100 free and 100 back … Northwest Crossroads Conference record holder in the 100 free … two-time team MVP … Senior Class Mental Attitude Award winner … placed 11th (100 free), 12th (100 back) and 12th (200 free relay) at state, after earning conference and sectional titles as a senior … all-area and all-conference first team.

PERSONAL: Daughter of James and Christie Saulters … has one sister, Jayme … born Oct. 3, 1989, in Chicago Heights, Ill. … majoring in sport administration.