Position
Breaststroke
Class
Freshman
Hometown
Baton Rouge, La.
High School
Episcopal HS

CAREER
Proved to be a solid breaststroker throughout her career … Led the Lady Tigers in both breast events during her freshman season in 2005-06 … Leaves LSU with career bests of 1:05.41 and 2:20.17 in the 100 and 200 breasts, respectively.

SENIOR SEASON (2008-09)
Competed in only one dual meet before her season was cut short due to injury … Swam both breaststroke races against Florida to open the season … Recorded a time of 2:27.86 in the 200 breast against the Gators … Also registered a mark of 1:07.86 in the 100 breast.

JUNIOR SEASON (2007-08)
Enjoyed a solid junior campaign in breaststroke races … Competed in seven dual meets, the Georgia Tech Invitational and the SEC Championships … Time of 1:06.38 in the 100 breaststroke at the SEC’s was her best of the season … Seized runner-up honors in the consolation final of the 100 breaststroke (1:06.46) at the Georgia Tech Invitational … Recorded a second-place finish in the 100 breaststroke in a dual-meet victory over Delta State … Placed third in the 200 breaststroke (2:26.73) against Georgia … Earned her third varsity letter.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2006-07)
Versatile, all-around swimmer with a specialty in breaststroke for the second straight season … Ranked in the Lady Tigers’ top three of four events: 100 breaststroke (1:05.63), 200 breaststroke (2:20.17), 200 butterfly (2:13.93) and 400 individual medley (4:39.01) … Competed in every dual meet and the SEC Championships … Finished 16th in the prelims of the 200 breaststroke at SEC’s in a career-best time of 2:20.17 … Placed 18th in the 100 breaststroke at SEC’s (1:05.63) and finished 41st in the 200 IM (2:11.08) … Won the consolation final of the 200 breaststroke at the Art Adamson Invitational and placed ninth overall (2:21.59) … Earned her second varsity letter.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2005-06)
Proved to be LSU’s top breaststroke swimmer as a freshman … Owned top times in the 100 breaststroke (1:05.41) and 200 breaststroke (2:21.85) … Time in the 100 breaststroke was recorded as the eighth-best mark in school history and was swam at the Texas A&M Invitational … Lady Tigers’ highest finisher in the 100 and 200 breaststroke at the SEC Championships … Placed 19th in the prelims of the 100 breaststroke (1:06.13) and 22nd in the prelims of the 200 breaststroke (2:22.95) … Helped 400 medley relay team finish seventh at SEC’s (3:49.09) … Racked up four wins on the year, including three individual victories in breaststroke events … One of three freshmen to earn first-place finishes in a close victory over Alabama … Posted a winning swim in the 200 breaststroke in her debut versus No. 1 Auburn (2:21.85) … Qualified for the championship final of the 100 breaststroke at the Texas A&M Invitational and finished eighth (1:07.11) … Earned her first varsity letter.

PRIOR TO LSU
Completed a brilliant four-year career at Episcopal High School in Baton Rouge … Awarded as the 2003 and 2004 Nokia Sugar Bowl Outstanding Class 2A Female Swimmer of the Year … 2002, ’03, ’04 Louisiana Class 2A breaststroke champion … 2003, ’04 state champion in the 200 individual medley … High school state record holder in the 100 breaststroke (1:06.12) … Shattered her own state record in the 100 breaststroke as a senior … Member of two state champion relay teams in the 200 medley … Team MVP last three years of high school … Qualified for U.S. Nationals in the 400 freestyle and medley relay … Coached in high school by Brian Zelinski and John Roy … An outstanding club swimmer for Crawfish Aquatics under coach Jimmy Roberts.

PERSONAL
Born Feb. 2, 1987 in Houston, Texas … Parents are Richard and Gwen Bedell … Has a twin brother, Matt … Majoring in communication studies. 

SARAH’S TOP TIMES
100 breaststroke   1:05.41  2005 Art Adamson Invitational
200 breaststroke   2:20.17  2007 SEC Championships

 

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