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Sarah E. Kowalski
Position: Graduate Assistant Swimming Coach
Hometown: Muncie, Ind.
High School: Yorktown
Alma Mater: Eastern Michigan
Major: Info & Communication Sciences
Experience: 1st Year
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Sarah Kowalski Bio
Courtesy: Ball State Athletics
Release: 11/04/2011

2011-2012 - In her first season as the graduate assistant swimming coach for the Ball State women's swimming & diving program.

2010-11 (SR): At the MAC Championships, she finished second in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:48.21, fifth in the 50 freestyle (23.10) and fourth in the 100 freestyle with a time of 50.18 (49.82 in the prelims) … earned All-MAC first team honors.

2009-10 (JR): A Mid-Major All-American Honorable Mention selection … earned second team All-MAC honors after posting Division-IB consideration times with third place finishes in both the 100 freestyle (50.20) and 200 free (1:48.86) … placed first 14 times throughout the season including the fourth fastest time in the Mid-American Conference with her 50.06 100 free performance at the EMU Invitational.

2008-09 (SO): At the MAC Championships, helped the 400 freestyle relay to a second place finish, the 200 medley relay to sixth place, and 800 free relay to fourth place, while placing sixth in the 100 free and ninth in the 200 free, individually … helped the 400 free relay to a second place team finish, the 200 medley relay and 800 free relay to sixth place finishes while tabbing individual third, fifth and eighth place finishes in the 50, 100 and 200 free at the EMU Invitational … swam to 50 free titles against Wayne State and Miami … earned All-MAC second team honors.

2007-08 (FR): Swam the 50, 100 and 200 freestyle races at the MAC Championships … picked up her first collegiate victory when she won the 100 freestyle against Wayne State … at the EMU Invite, part of fourth place 400 free relay team, as well as the sixth place 200 and 800 free relay teams … also placed 14th in 50 free at EMU Invite … won 50 and 100 freestyle versus Wisconsin-Milwaukee … Against Buffalo, part of winning 400 freestyle relay team.

HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterwinner at Yorktown … conference champion 100 butterfly and runner-up in 50 freestyle during senior year … state consolation champion in both 50 and 100 freestyle … All-American during her senior campaign … state consolation champion during both sophomore and freshman seasons … qualified for the USA Swimming Junior National Championships in 2006

PERSONAL: Daughter of John and Emily Kowalski … has one sister, Meredith … born May  16, 1989 ... full name is Sarah Elizabeth Kowalski … graduated from EMU with a bachelor of science in communication studies and a minor in psychology … pursuing a master's degree in information and communication sciences.