Rachel Sitarz
Rachel  Sitarz


Crown Point, Ind.

High School:
Lake Central




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2005-06: Semester Honors recipient ... named to Coach's Honor Roll in fall semester ... tabbed to Athletic Director's Honor Roll during spring semester ... competed at the Big Ten Championships in the 50 and 100 freestyle and the 100 backstroke ... set season bests at the conference meet with a 23.80 in the 50 free and 59.78 in the 100 back.

2004-05: Established new personal bests in the 50 and 100 free ... recorded her best 50 free time of 23.78 during prelims of the North Carolina Nike Cup Invitational, as did her top 100 free mark of 52.98 ... competed at the Big Ten Championships in both sprint freestyle races and the 100 backstroke ... fastest 100 back time was a 59.22, giving her 17th place at the Nike Cup.

2003-04: Big Ten Championships competitor in the 50 and 100 freestyle and 100 backstroke, recording season bests in all three events ... recorded a time of 24.00 in the 50 free ... 53.11 in the 100 free ... 58.90 in the 100 back ... against Michigan State, placed fourth in the 200 back at 2:13.14 and tied for third in the 100 back at 1:00.85 ... top season time of 2:13.05 in the 200 back came at the Georgia Tech Triangular.

High School: Graduated from Lake Central High School in 2003 ... four-year varsity letterwinner ... named MVP as a sophomore ... team captain and sportsmanship award winner during senior year ... five-time All-American ... received first All-American citations during junior year as a member of the 200 medley and 400 free relay teams ... All-American in the 100 back, 400 free relay and 200 medley as a senior ... two-time all-area selection.

Personal: Given name is Rachel Anne Sitarz ... born Sept. 15, 1984 ... daughter of John and Sharon Sitarz ... majoring in law and society.


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