Position
Freestyle
Class
Senior
Hometown
Daytona Beach, Fla.
High School
Spruce Creek HS

2007 NCAA Honorable Mention All-American (200 and 400 Freestyle Relays)

CAREER
Solid swimmer who made her mark in the 100 and 200-yard freestyle events and on relays … Earned a pair of honorable mention All-America honors in relay competition in 2006-07 … Also a part of a couple of record-setting relays during her career, which were recently broken this past season … Leaves LSU with the eighth-fastest 200-free mark in school history … Ranked second on the team in that event as a freshman and third in both her sophomore and senior seasons.

SENIOR SEASON (2008-09)
Wrapped up a nice career in freestyle competition … Competed in every dual meet, the Art Adamson Invitational and the SEC Championships … Posted a time of 1:52.52 in the 200 free at SEC’s to place 33rd … Also recorded times of 23.98 and 51.81 in the 50 and 100 frees, respectively … Topped her personal best in the 200 free at Texas A&M’s Art Adamson Invitational with a mark of 1:49.82 in the prelims … That time is ranked eighth all-time at LSU … Emerged victorious in the 200 free in a win over Kentucky with a mark of 1:51.68 … Part of a 1-2-3 LSU finish in the 100 free at the same meet … Took third in the 100 free at Arkansas … Also finished third in the 100 free in a tie with Alabama and a win over Florida State.

JUNIOR SEASON (2007-08)
A steady contributor in freestyle races and a pivotal member of the freestyle relay squads … Competed in every dual meet, the Georgia Tech Invitational and the SEC Championships … Recorded her top times of the season in the 50 free (23.95), 100 free (51.97) and 200 free (1:52.00) at the SEC’s … Helped the 800 freestyle relay team place third at the Georgia Tech Invitational … Finished 18th in the 200 free at the same meet … Registered a fourth-place finish in the 500 free with her top mark on the year (5:15.41) … Played a vital role on the winning 400 freestyle relay team against Houston and Rice … A member of four relay squads that finished on top during the dual-meet season … Earned her third varsity letter.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2006-07)
A vital member of LSU’s freestyle relays who helped the squad establish multiple school records and earn a pair of NCAA All-America honors … Competed in every dual meet, all four days of the SEC Championships and the NCAA Championships … Shattered the school record in the 400 free relay at NCAA’s with a time of 3:17.92 in the prelims … That mark broke the old record by five seconds (3:22.21) … Posted a finals clocking of 3:18.78 to finish 13th overall and earn honorable mention All-America status … Broke the 200 free relay school record on the first day of the NCAA meet, recording a mark of 1:29.69 to win the consolation final … That time broke the old record (1:31.10) and secured honorable mention All-America honors with an overall ninth-place finish … Became the first relay teams to earn multiple All-America honors since 1997 … Helped the 200 free relay take fourth place (1:31.59) and the 800 free relay finish sixth at SEC’s (7:27.66) … Placed 22nd in the 50 free (23.66) and 25th (51.42) in the 100 free at SEC’s … Earned her second varsity letter.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2005-06)
Contributed in freestyle events in her first season at LSU and was a member of several relays … Competed in every dual meet and the SEC Championships … Joined Katherine Noland, Katie Gilmore and Heather Brand to set a then-Natatorium record with a win in the 200 free relay versus nationally-ranked Florida on Jan. 12 … Group swam a time of 1:34.99 to overtake the previous record set by Georgia in 1997 … A day later, the group won the 400 free relay versus Houston (3:27.00) … LSU’s highest finisher in the 200 free at SEC’s, finishing 26th (1:52.58) … Took 29th in the 100 free prelims at SEC’s (52.35) … Earned the first individual victory of her career in the 100 free against UNO on Jan. 20 (53.94) … Helped win the 400 free relay versus Alabama on Jan. 7 (3:26.92) … Made her debut versus No. 1 Auburn on Oct. 21, placing second in the 500 free (5:08.84) … Posted the team’s second-best time in the 200 free versus Tulane on Feb. 3 (1:52.46) … Earned her first varsity letter.

PRIOR TO LSU
Talented freestyle swimmer at Spruce Creek High School … Won the state championship in the 100 free as a freshman … Named Daytona News Journal and Orlando Sentinel “Swimmer of the Year” as a senior … Voted as Volusia/Flagler Counties “Swimmer of the Year” … Coached by Steve Lochte … Also a club swimmer at Daytona Beach Swim Club.

PERSONAL
Born April 3, 1987 in Minneapolis, Minn. … Parents are Max and Julienne Messmer … Has two sisters, Natasha and Simone … Majoring in communication studies.  

SABRINA’S TOP TIMES
50 freestyle   :23.66  2007 SEC Championships
100 freestyle   :51.42  2007 SEC Championships
200 freestyle   1:49.82  2009 Art Adamson Invitational 

 

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