Position
Distance
Height
5'3
Class
Junior
Hometown
Bossier City, La.
Major
Animal Sciences
High School
Parkway HS

Career Record

2020 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll
3x Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll (2018, 2019, 2020)

2020 (SENIOR)
Did not compete.

2019 (JUNIOR)
Scored in six of seven meets for the Tigers … LSU’s top finisher at the season-opening McNeese Opener in the 3k (2nd/10:32.0/PR) … captured silver at the LSU Invitational (5k/18:18.9) to lead the Tigers to a team title … garnered bronze with a 5k time of 19:13.0 at the Nicholls Invitational to help the Tigers win team title … ran a PR in the 5k at the Joe Piane Invitational to place 59th (18:10.8) … took 123rd at the SEC Championships with a 6k time of 23:12.8 … ran a 6k of 22:37.2 at the Arturo Barrios Invitational to finish 124th.

2018 (SOPHOMORE)
Helped LSU win the team title at the LSU Invitational with a 10th-place showing (3 mile/18:50.58) … crossed the finish line with a 6k time of 21:53.8 to finish 117th at the SEC Championships … registered a 6k readout of 23:06.4 at the Arturo Barrios Invitational to place 121st … took 153rd at the Arturo Barrios Invitational (6k/20:08.66).

LSU Soccer (2016 and 2017)
Played in a total of four matches and recorded two shots … honored for her academic performance with a selection to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll in 2016.

Prior to LSU
A decorated cross country runner and track athlete in her time at Parkway High School … nominated for Louisiana’s Gatorade Girls’ Cross Country Runner of the Year while also being named the Times Best of Northwest Louisiana Preps Cross Country Runner of the Year as a junior in 2014-15 … crowned the Louisiana Class 5A State Champion and Louisiana Individual Composite State Champion in cross country in 2014-15 … a three-year all-state performer in cross country … four times a first-team all-district and all-metro runner and a two-time District MVP in cross country … member of Parkway High School’s Class 5A State Championship team for the 2013-14 season while finishing seventh individually at the state meet that year … was the Class 5A state champion in the 3,200 meters and state silver medalist in the 800 meters during her junior season on the track in 2015 … a former all-state, all-region and all-district performer on the track during her prep career … honored as the Bossier Press Tribune Parish Female Athlete of the Year for 2014-15 … a four-year starter for the soccer team at Parkway as well … scored 72 career goals and dished out 56 assists in her final three years of prep soccer.

Personal
Full name is Sara Elizabeth Funderburk … Born on March 4, 1998 … Parents are Wallace Funderburk and Ashlie Walpole Plunkett … Has an older brother, Zachary, who is a member of the wrestling team at Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa … Has a cousin, Seth Lugo, who played college baseball at Centenary College in Shreveport and is currently playing in AAA as a pitcher in the New York Mets organization … An active member of the student body at Parkway High School … An honor student with a 3.93 cumulative grade-point average to rank No. 8 out of 279 students in her class … Member of the National Honor Society, National Beta Club and Mu Alpha Theta while in high school … A Red Jacket Member at Parkway High School as a student ambassador … Served as junior class secretary in 2014-15 and student body secretary in 2015-16 … Also an American Legion Auxiliary Girls State Delegate in 2015 … Enjoys hunting, fishing and horseback riding outside of athletics … is majoring in animal science.

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