SARAH KOUCHEKI BIO
Career Best Times: 23.21 in the 50-yard freestyle; 50.97 in the 100-yard freestyle; 53.25 in the 100-yard butterfly; 1:56.26 in the 200-yard butterfly; 2:01.38 in 200-yard individual medley; 2:13.50 in the 200-meter butterfly; 1:00.51 in the 100-meter butterfly; 56.79 in 100-meter freestyle.
General: Ranks in the Top 6 of two different individual events in the Carolina record book…is fifth in the 200-yard butterfly (1:56.26) and sixth in the 100-yard butterfly (53.25).
2014-15: Her top finishes at the 2015 ACC Championships were 10th place in the 100 fly (53.37) and 11th place in the 200 fly (1:57.73)...won a pair of events in dual meet win over Virginia Tech...had three Top 16 finishes in the 2014 Nike Cup in the 200 IM, 100 fly and 200 fly...a Rising Star in the Carolina Leadership Academy…served as a CREED Mentor in the CLA...at the 2015 USA Swimming National Championships she posted a career best time in the 100-meter butterfly at 1:00.51.
2013-14: NCAA Qualifier…performed extremely well during the dual meet season…won multiple events in dual meets against Louisville and Tex-as…had an excellent meet at the SMU Swimming & Diving Classic…she placed second in the 200 fly at 1:56.26 and captured third in the 100 fly at 53.38…had a standout performance at the Nike Cup…won the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 53.94…also placed 2nd in the 200-yard butterfly (1:56.82), 10th in the 50-yard freestyle (23.21) and 18th in the 100-yard backstroke (56.45)…swam on the 1st place 400-yard medley relay (3:38.06), 2nd place 800-yard freestyle relay (7:21.64), 3rd place 400-yard freestyle relay (3:23.35), 5th place 200-yard freestyle relay (1:34.15) and 5th place in the 200-yard medley relay (1:41.72) teams at Nike Cup…at the ACC Championships, she took 6th place in the 200-yard butterfly (1:57.74)…also placed 19th in the 100-yard butterfly (54.13)…at the NCAA Championships, she competed in both butterfly events.
Prep: Outstanding butterflier and freestyler who attended the Hawken Upper School in Gates Mills, Ohio where she was coached by Jerry Hol-trey…competed for the Spire Lake Erie Silver Dolphins club team for coaches Jim Bocci and Mike Davidson…competed in swimming all four years of high school, specializing in the 100 fly, 100 free and 200 IM…Olympic Trials qualifier in the 100 and 200 butterfly events in 2012…qualified for short course and long course junior nationals from 2009-12…11-time state champion, including multiple first-place finishes in the 100 fly and 200 IM…Ohio state high school record holder in the 100 fly with a time of 54.66…swam for a team which has won 15 consecutive DII state championships…holds Hawken School records in 50 free, 100 free, 200 IM and 100 fly…won Hawken H.S. MVP in multiple years…four-time Cleveland Plain Dealer & News Herald girls’ high school swimmer of the year…Chagrin Valley Conference MVP in 2011, 2012 and 2013…LSC Swimmer of the Year four times from 2008-12…eight-time Lake Erie Swimmer of the Year from 2005-12…holds numerous age group Lake Erie records in the 50 free, 100 free, 100 fly, 200 IM and 200 fly…won multiple high school All-America honors from 2009-10 through 2012-13 in the 100 fly, 200 IM, 100 free, 50 free as well as 200 and 400 freestyle relays…active in senior peer leadership program…member of the John K. Mott Youth Fund Distribution Committee…USA Swimming Scholastic All-America selection.
Personal: Full name is Sarah Elizabeth Koucheki…daughter of Arris and Lisa Koucheki…was born April 18, 1995 in Cleveland, Ohio… majoring in political science…stands 5-8 tall…an accomplished musician, she plays the violin, piano and flute...a CREED mentor and Rising Star in the Carolina Leadership Academy...Phi Alpha Delta law fraternity member.