Purdue opens its new season with the Black & Gold Intrasquad
Purdue Personal Preferences Favorite Athlete: Troy Polamalu
In Her MP3 Player: Phil Collins
Last Concert She Attended: Usher & Trey Songz
Favorite Actor & Actress: Morgan Freeman & Tina Fey
Favorite Purdue Building: Boilermaker Aquatic Center
Favorite Big City: Pittsburgh
Unique Travel Locale: Los Angeles
Most Memorable at Purdue: 2010 Big Ten Championships
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Josh Boyd, Communication
Furry Friends: Zoe, Dog & Melody, Cat
2011-12: Academic All-Big Ten... Dunleavy competed in eight different events, racing most frequently in the 200 IM... swam the 200 IM in every meet she competed but two... posted season-best times in the 200 IM (2:07.16), 100 free (53.53) and 100 breast (1:06.09) at the Ohio State Winter Invite... won the 200 IM at the Ohio State Winter Invite... competed in the 100 free, 100 fly and 200 IM at the Ohio State Invitational... swam with the 100 back and with the 200 free relay team that finished second at the Indiana Intercollegiates... swam on the victorious 400 free relay team at the Black and Gold Intrasquad.
2010-11: Academic All-Big Ten... Dunleavy competed in seven different events but saw her most action in the 200 free and 200 IM... competed in the 100 and 200 free and 200 IM at the Big Ten Championships, posting a season-best time in the 200 free (1:52.65)... her top time in the 200 IM, clocked in the dual meet win versus Eastern Michigan, ranked as the Purdue's fifth fastest in 2010-11... also had a season-best time in the 100 free (52.55) against EMU... swam on the 400 free relay team at the Big Ten Quad that posted Purdue's fifth-fastest time of the year... also helped the 400 free relay team win its heat at the Purdue Invitational... competed individually in the 100 and 200 free, 100 breast and 200 IM at the Purdue Invite... swam the 100 back and 100 fly at the Indiana Intercollegiates... competed in the 100 back and 200 breast the Boiler-Make-It Last Chance meet.
2009-10: Academic All-Big Ten...recorded season-best times in three events at Big Ten Championships...completed 200 breaststroke in 2:21.41 (2/20), 200 IM in 2:04.45 (2/18) and 400 IM in 4:27.57 (2/19)...opened season with runner-up swim in 100 backstroke at Indiana Intercollegiates (10/10)...also anchored second-place 200 freestyle relay and placed eighth in 50 freestyle...finished second in 200 IM at Eastern Michigan (11/13)...placed sixth in event vs. Notre Dame (11/6) and vs. Northwestern (11/7)...also took sixth in 400 IM at Eastern Michigan (11/14) and in 100 backstroke at Miami (10/23) and vs. Northwestern...swam second leg on third-place 800 freestyle relay and led off fourth-place 200 medley relay at Eastern Michigan (11/13).
2008-09: Recorded season-best 2:06.39 clocking in 200 IM at Big Ten Championships (2/19)...stopped clock in season-best time of 1:05.40 in 100 breaststroke at Big Ten Championships (2/20)...swam season-best 2:22.33 time in 200 breaststroke at Big Ten Championships (2/21)...clocked 2:08.11 time in 200 IM at Boiler-Make-It Last Chance (3/1)...won 200 IM in first collegiate race after touching wall in 2:09.07 at Indiana Intercollegiates (10/18)...also placed third in 100 breaststroke with 1:08.29 time...swam second leg on fourth-place 200 medley relay and stopped clock in 2:13.53 for eighth in 200 IM in double dual at Miami (10/23)...also finished seventh in 200 breaststroke in 2:29.37 and ninth in 100 breaststroke with 1:07.90 time...swam second leg on third-place 200 medley relay at Northwestern (11/7)...also placed fifth in 200 breaststroke with 2:31.63 time, finished seventh in 200 IM with 2:14.18 clocking and stopped clock in 1:09.04 for ninth in 100 breaststroke...placed eighth in 200 freestyle with 1:59.27 time and in 100 freestyle after touching wall in 55.78 at Notre Dame (11/8)...also swam second leg on third-place 400 freestyle relay...swam second leg on third-place 400 medley relay and finished sixth in 200 IM with 2:13.84 clocking at Purdue Challenge (11/14)...finished 18th in 200 breaststroke with 2:25.99 clocking at Art Adamson Invitational (11/23)...also finished 19th in 100 breaststroke with 1:07.02 time (11/22)...finished fifth in 200 IM with 2:12.28 time and ninth in 100 breaststroke with 1:10.20 in quadruple dual at Florida Atlantic (1/10)...also swam second leg on fifth-place 200 freestyle relay...swam second leg on eighth-place 400 medley relay and finished 12th in 100 breaststroke with 1:08.41 time and 13th in 200 IM with 2:10.15 clocking in Big Ten Duals at Minnesota (1/30)...also anchored seventh-place 400 freestyle relay and finished 11th in 200 breaststroke with 2:30.67 time and 14th in 400 IM after touching wall in 4:42.13 (1/31)
High School: Graduated from Bethel Park High School in 2008 ... reached All-American status during all four years, three times over as a freshman and four times over in each of the last three seasons ... four-time state medalist all four years ... earned district gold medalist four times as a junior and senior, three times as a sophomore and once as a freshman ... team captain in each of her last two seasons ... three-time USA Scholastic All-American ... member of the National Honor Society ... three-time Allegheny Mountain Swimming Scholastic All-American ... competed at the 2006 Junior National Championships, 2006 U.S. Open and 2007 Spring National Championships ... qualified for 2008 Short Course Nationals.
Personal: Given name is Sarah Emily Dunleavy ... born Aug. 27, 1989 ... daughter of Michael and Diane Dunleavy ... has two older brothers, Michael, who competed on the Yale University football team, and Matthew, who played football at Amherst College ... majoring public relations and rhetorical advocacy.