|| Sarah Jones
|SCY (Time, Stanford Top 10 Ranking):||50 free (22.89, #10), 100 free (50.45), 100 back (54.83)|
|SCM (Time):||50 free (26.08)|
|LCM (Time):||50 free (26.54), 100 back (1:06.41), 100 free (59.23)|
Collegiate All-American (5) Pac-10 Champion (3)
Collegiate Victories (11) 2004-05 Captain
General: One of three teams captains along with Lacey Boutwell and Amy Wagner that will be looked upon to provide leadership Expected to qualify for the NCAA's in the sprint freestyle events and 100 backstroke with an opportunity to reach at least the consolation finals in both areas Also should be a key member of the team's free relay efforts at the NCAA level An extremely hard worker and
dedicated student-athlete with excellent athletic tools.
Cardinal Career: Has contributed with five All-American honors, three Pac-10 relay itles and a total of 11 collegiate victories in her first three collegiate campaigns Ranks 10th on the school's all-time performer list in the 50 yard free with a time of 22.89 that she swam in the prelims of an eventual seventh-place finish in the event at the Pac-10 Championships as a sophomore in 2003 Two-time First Team Pac-10 All-Academic.
As A Junior In 2003-04: Earned the fifth All-American honor of her career by anchoring Stanford's third-place 200 meter medley relay squad (25.14/1:38.42) at the NCAA's, while also swimming the second leg on Stanford's 10th-place 200 free relay squad (25.22/1:41.44) Also qualified for the NCAA's in the 50 meter free, tying for 58th in 26.08 Picked up her third Pac-10 title by anchoring Stanford's winning 200 yard medley relay team (22.78/1:39.87) and contributed to a third-place 200 yard free relay squad (22.96/1:31.70) with her second leg Had a nice showing individually at the Pac-10's by finishing eighth in the 50 yard free (23.38, 23.29 prelims) Also respectively reached the consolation and bonus finals in the 100 yard back (15th, 56.54) and 100 yard free (23rd, 51.36), while also swimming the first leg on an exhibition 400 yard free relay squad (51.53/3:24.26) A member of four winning relay teams during the regular season in addition to her Pac-10 title on the 200 yard medley relay squad Helped lead the Cardinal to victory each of the final three times (vs. Pacific, at UCLA, vs. California) she swam the 200 medley relay during the regular season Also on Stanford's winning 200 free relay squad against Arizona Had a season-best individual event finish of second in the 100 back at USC, while taking third in the 50 free versus both Pacific and at USC, as well as fifth in the 100 free at USC Had other top event finishes of second in the 400 free relay (at USC) and ninth in the 400 medley relay (vs. Texas/at USC) Swam on Stanford's top relay teams of the season in the 200 yard free (1:31.70), 200 meter free (1:41.44), 200 yard medley (1:39.87) and 200 meter medley (1:49.80) events Stanford's second-best performer behind Lacey Boutwell in the 50 yard free (23.29), as well as third on the squad in the 50 meter free (26.08) and 100 back (56.54) First Team Pac-10 All-Academic.
As A Sophomore In 2002-03: Earned three All-American honors by participating on three of Stanford's relay teams at the NCAA Championships, anchoring the second-place 200 yard medley squad (22.10/1:38.42), as well as swimming the second leg of both the sixth-place 200 (22.41/1:31.15) and seventh-place 400 (50.20/3:20.39) yard free relay teams Also competed in three individual events at the NCAA's, tying for 24th in the 50 yard free (23.08), taking 29th in the 100 yard back (55.39) and finishing 54th in the 100 yard free (50.80) Had three Top 10 individual finishes at the Pac-10 Championships, placing seventh in the 50 yard free (23.20, personal-best 22.89 prelims), eighth in the 100 yard free (50.95, 50.80 prelims) and eighth in the 100 yard back (55.65, personal-best 54.83 prelims) Also contributed to two winning Stanford relay teams at the Pac-10's, swimming the anchor leg on the 200 yard medley relay squad (22.24/1:38.80) that set a Pac-10 Meet record and the second leg on the 400 yard free relay team (49.87/3:19.82) Also swam the second leg on Stanford's third-place 200 yard free relay squad (22.33/1:31.34) at the Pac-10's Had individual season-best second-place performances in the 50 free at Arizona and versus USC A member of Stanford's winning 400 free relay team versus USC and at California Stanford's second-best performer in the 50 yard free (22.89) and 100 yard back (54.83), as well as third on the team in the 100 yard free (50.80) First Team Pac-10 All-Academic.
As A Freshman In 2001-02: Finished 22nd in the 100 yard back (55.69) and 31st in the 50 yard free (23.18) at the NCAA Championships Also swam the second leg of Stanford's seventh-place 200 yard free relay team (22.52/1:31.27) to earn her first All-American honor Finished sixth at the Pac-10's in the 50 yard free (23.45), 17th in the 100 yard back (56.48) and 25th in the 100 yard free (52.05) Anchored Stanford's winning 400 yard medley relay team (50.94/3:36.54) and swam the third leg of Stanford's second-place 200 yard free relay team (22.86/1:30.96) at the Pac-10's Had a pair of individual victories in the 50 and 100 yard free in her first collegiate event in the
season-opener versus Pacific Also swam on a pair of winning relays at USC, anchoring the 400 medley and swimming the second leg on the 400 free The team's second-best performer in the 50 yard free (23.18).
International Competition: None.
National Competition: Helped the Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics club team to a second-place finish in the 400 meter free relay (58.23/3:50.92) at the 2004 Summer Senior Nationals by swimming the second leg Has participated in eight Senior Nationals since the Spring of 1999 Swam in the 2000 U.S. Olympic Trials, finishing 36th in the 50 meter free (26.79).
High School: A 2001 graduate of San Clemente High School The national champion and an All-American in the 50 yard free as a senior Earned 10 First Team and three Second Team All-American honors A four-year All-Orange County choice and CIF Division I champion in the 50 yard free Broke a 17-year-old 50 yard free section record (held by former Stanford swimmer Jenna Johnson) as a senior with a time of 23.04 Ranked fifth nationally in the 50 yard free and 10th in the 100 yard free as a junior Won the 2000 CIF Division I title in the 100 yard free as a junior and was Co-Swimmer of the Meet Set six new high school records and was a 16-time individual league title winner, including four straight 50 yard free championships Named her school's Female Athlete of the Year in 2001 and a four-time winner of the swimming team's Athlete of the Year Ranked third in her class and finished with a 4.6 high school GPA as a Scholastic All-American for four straight years Coached by John Bandaruk.
Club: South Coast Aquatic Team Coached by Rod Snyder.
Coaching Staff On Jones: "We are really looking forward to Sarah having an outstanding senior year. It would be great to have a team full of people like Sarah Jones. She has done everything we have asked of her, athletically and academically."
Getting To Know Sarah Jones
|Parents:||R. Kevin and Kristie Jones|
|Hobbies:||Photography, surfing, video editing|
|Spent Last Summer:||Working as a research assistant in exercise cardiology at the Veteran's Hospital in Palo Alto|
|Advice To Youngsters:||Keep on believing in yourself and you will definitely impress yourself|
|Greatest Athletic Moment:||Our dual meet against California to end the 2003-04 regular season because despite our loss, it was one of the greatest team efforts that I have ever experienced|
|For me to improve as a swimmer, I need to:||Swim each race like it's a relay and my teammate is waiting for me at the end of the lane|
|That's Funny:||Says that if she wasn't on the women's swimming and diving team at Stanford, she would want to be on the volleyball squad so "I could put my height to good use"|
Last Updated: 1/26/05