2022-23 Women's Swimming
Madi Boor Sprint/Breast
Kenzie Conn Sprint/Back
Natalie Eaton Breast
Amanda Farmer Breast/IM
Caroline Gorski Free
Haley Hume Free/Back
Alice Korwel Fly
Fiona Merritt Distance
Sophie Morelock Back/Free
Peyton Oade Free
Bridget Pollard Fly/IM/Free
Morgan Purser Breast/Free
Emma Schmidt Free/IM
Sara Strauss Breast/Sprint
Emma Wise Distance/IM
Full Roster
Sara Strauss

Sara Strauss

Events Breast/Sprint
Yr. So.
Hometown Spring Lake, Mich.
High School (Prev. School) Spring Lake

2023-24: Part of three relays which cracked program's top-10 charts ... ranked among team's top-five swimmers in seven different individual events ... led team in the 100 breast (1:07.48) and the 200 breast (2:27.81) ... second on team in the 100 IM (1:01.23) ... third-fastest in the 50 breast (32.09) ... ranked fourth on team in the 50 free (25.06) and the 200 IM (2:16.88) ... fifth in the 100 free (54.78).

2022-23: Moved up Valpo’s all-time charts in five different individual events, highlighted by a school-record swim of 1:00.07 in the 100 IM at the MVC Championships ... moved into fourth in program history in the 200 breast (2:25.28), fifth in the 50 breast (31.15), seventh in the 100 breast (1:07.31) and 10th in the 100 free (53.79) ... paced team in the 50 free (24.74), the 100 free, the 100 breast, the 200 breast and the 100 IM ... ranked second on squad in the 50 breast ... received Academic All-District recognition from College Sports Communicators.

2021-22: Led team in five different events as a rookie ... moved into program's all-time top-10 in three events ... ranks fourth all-time in the 100 IM (1:02.01), seventh in the 100 breast (1:07.51) and seventh in the 200 breast (2:27.28) ... also contributed to four relays which rank in the top-10 in program history ... qualified for 'C' final in the 200 breast at the MVC Championships, placing 23rd ... led squad in the 100 breast, the 200 breast, the 50 breast (32.75), the 50 back (27.58) and the 100 free (53.89) ... ranked second in the 50 free (24.78) and third in the 100 IM.

Prep: A three-year letterwinner for the Lakers ... earned All-State honors in 2020 ... served as team captain in each of her final two seasons ... two-time All-Conference honoree ... holds school record in the 100 breast (1:06.52) and was member of the school's 200 free relay record-setting quartet ... posted other top times of 25.13 (non-relay) in the 50 free and 2:18.87 in the 200 IM ... swam club most recently for Michigan Lakeshore Aquatics after previously swimming for West Ottawa Swim Club and Guardians ... also played tennis ... member of National Honor Society.

Personal: Daughter of Jill and Jeff Strauss ... major is exercise science (pre-physical therapy).