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Sarah Braatz
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Sarah Braatz 1926843
Position: Free (Capt.)
Height: 5'8"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Newark, Del.
High School: Newark
Major: Fin. Planning & Public Policy
Experience: 3 Letters

Third-year team member who will add depth to the freestyle events for the Blue Hens
• Enters the season with UD's fourth fastest finish all-time in the 100 freestyle (51.61), fourth fastest finish all-time in the 200 freestyle (1:50.74), and the fifth fastest finish all-time in the 500 freestyle (4:57.61)
• Holds school-record in the 800 freestyle relay (7:17.78) and ranks No. 2 all-time in the 400 freestyle relay (3:22.31).

2016-17 SEASON
 Five-time champion in the 500 freestyle,
• Two-time champion in the 400 free relay, 1000 free, and 200 free relay,
• Champion in the 1650 free.
• Best time in the 800 free.

2015-16 SEASON
Had six top five finishes at the Colonial Athletic Association Championships to rank among the team's top performers
• Finished second in the 500 freestyle, second in the 400 freestyle relay, third in the 200 freestyle, third in the 200 freestyle relay, fifth in the 100 freestyle, and fifth in the 800 freestyle relay
• Named All-CAA in the 400 freestyle relay
• Swam the 500 freestyle in 5:03.77 and the 1,650 freestyle in 17:27.49, both top times by a Blue Hen during the season
• ALso posted a 53.54 time in the 100 freestyle, a 1:55.19 time in the 200 freestyle, and a 10:28.76 time in the 1,000 freestyle
• Swam the 100 IM in 1:02.01 • won the 200 freestyle relay, 200 freestyle, and 400 freestyle relay at the Franklin & Marshall Invitational
• Named to CAA Academic Honor Roll.

2014-15 SEASON
Placed third in the 800 freestyle relay (7:17.78), 13th in the 200 freestyle (1:50.74), and 15th in the 500 freestyle (4:57.61) at the CAA Championships as a freshman
• Earned All-CAA honors in the 800 freestyle relay
• S
wam the 100 freestyle in a season-best 51.61, the 200 freestyle in a season-best 1:50.74, and the 500 freestyle in a season-best time of 4:57.61
• Part of the 200 freestyle relay team that had best time of 1:40.81
• Set UD record in the 800 freestyle relay (7:17.78)
• Bucknell Invitational champion in the 800 freestyle relay.

Earned first team all-conference honors all four years at nearby Newark High School
• Earned second team All-State honors in 2011 and followed with three straight years of first team All-State notice in 2012-14
• Three-time team Most Valuable Player
• Holds school records in the 100 freestyle and 200 freestyle relay
• Senior Class President • Cambridge Program graduate.

Sarah Claire Braatz (“brahtz”)
• Daughter of Brigitta Braatz
• Born Nov. 13, 1996
• Financial planning and public policy major at Delaware
• Honors peer advisor at New Student Orientation during the summer
• Sister, Hannah, is a senior at Delaware
• Grandfather, Tom Braatz, played college football at Marquette and went on to play four seasons in the NFL with the Washington Redskins, Los Angeles Rams, and Dallas Cowboys
• Team Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) representative with teammates Brittany Steinfeld, Jordan Sawyer, Kristen Bishop, and Amy Nemeth.

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