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Sarah Falconer
Sarah  Falconer


Mundelein, Ill.

High School:



Fifty-Nine Spartans Named Big Ten Distinguished Scholars

Honorees earned minimum grade point average of 3.7 for the 2011-12 academic year.


Swimming and Diving Celebrates 2011-12 Season with Banquet

Spartans honored top performers at banquet.


2011-12 Winter Academic All-Big Ten Selections Announced

Forty-nine Spartans student-athletes were recognized for having a 3.0 or better GPA.


Spartan Men and Women Top GVSU

Both teams defeated the Lakers on Friday night at Jenison High School.


Women Swimming and Diving Fall to Illinois 154.5-145.5

Illinois narrowly defeated the Spartans in the final medley race to pull out the victory.

Getting to Know Sarah Falconer

Where were you born?
Buffalo Grove, Ill.

What do you want to be when you grow up?
When I was ten I wanted to be...own my own famous restaurant with my best friend and cooked all the food. Now I want to be...the secretary to a famous and successful US Senator.

What is your favorite movie?
Josie and the Pussycats

Why did you choose Michigan State University?
I chose MSU because it wasn't maize and blue, scarlet and gray or in the middle of a cornfield in Champaign, Illinois.

Who is your favorite MSU athlete of all time?
Muhsin Muhammad - Go Bears!

Name one person living or dead, that you would most like to compete against?

Top 5 songs on your iPod?
1. Mmm Bop- Hanson
2. Wannabe- Spice Girls
3. Cry Me a River- Justin Timberlake
4. What is Love?- Haddaway
5. Livin' La Vida Loca- Ricky Martin

Your favorite moment in the outdoor pool?
When Manny was telling us our set of 6x75s and then we looked at him and he said, "Wait that's impossible."


Senior Season: Academic All-Big Ten ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar recipient ... Posted a season-bests in the 400 individual medley at the Ohio State Invitational with a time of 4:33.98 and in the 200 individual medley with at time of 2:07.80 ... Recorded season-bests in the 200 breaststroke (2:24.54) and the 100 breaststroke (1:04.98) at the Big Ten Championship meet ... Made the team's All-Time Top Ten list in the 100 breaststroke (1:04.98).

Junior Season: Finished with a season-best in the 1,000 freestyle vs. Ohio State with a time of 10:46.40 ... Posted a time of 2:24.31 in the 200 breaststroke in the Big Ten Championship meet ... Recorded a season-best time in the 100 breaststroke (1:09.03) against Bowling Green ... Placed third in the 200 individual medley vs. Grand Valley with a time of 2:11.13 ... Made the women's All-Time Top Ten list in the 400 individual medley(432.42).

Sophomore Season: Academic All-Big Ten ... Recorded the fastest time of the year for the team in the 400 individual medley with a 4:35.21 at the Big Ten Championships ... Posted the team's second-fastest time in the 1,650 freestyle (17:46.17), third-fastest time in the 1,000 freestyle (10:50.13) and the fourth-fastest time in the 500 freestyle (5:10.54) ... Posted a third-place finish in the 200 individual medley against St. Bonaventure ... Finished in fourth place against GVSU in the 500 freestyle and the 1,000 freestyle ... Swam a 17:46.17 in the 1,650 freestyle at the TYR Invitational ... Swam her season-best time in the 500 freestyle at the Big Ten Championships with a time of 5:10.54.

Freshman Season: Placed fifth in the 500 freestyle (5:24.85) and 1,000 free (10:59.60) in her first collegiate meet vs. Minnesota ... Swam her fastest time of the year (10:49.06) in the 1,000 freestyle vs. Houston to take fifth place ... Placed fifth in the 1,000 freestyle vs. Purdue with a time of 10:54.00 ... Part of the 800 freestyle relay team that placed seventh at the TYR Invitational.

High School: Four-year letterwinner...Three-time Illinois state qualifier...All-conference team all four years...All-sectional team all four year...three-time school record holder.

Personal: Born Sept. 27, 1989 ... Daughter of Tim and Eileen Falconer...Sister, Caitlin, swims for Illinois State University...Enrolled in the James Madison College at MSU.

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