Sarah Lynne Gates
Sarah Lynne Gates
Height: 5-7
Year: Senior
Hometown: Lexington, Ky.
High School: Lexington Catholic
Position: Back, IM, Free

AS A SENIOR (2008-09): The team's top overall swimmer in 2008-09, leading the way in sprint freestyle, backstroke and individual medley events...swam to six times that rank among the top-10 marks in program history, including a school-record time of 2:10.80 in the 200 IM...finished with Butler's second-fastest all-time times in both the 100 backstroke (1:01.13) and 200 backstroke (2:11.14)...her 50 freestyle time of 24.85 was the third-best mark in school history, her 100 free time of 53.56 was the fourth-fastest and her 200 free time of 1:57.38 was the sixth-best...posted the team's top times of the season in seven events, including the 50, 100 and 200 freestyles, the 100 and 200 backstrokes and the 200 and 400 individual medleys...finished second on the squad in the 1,000 freestyle, completing the trip in 11:37.44...swam the lead leg in all three of the team's top freestyle relay swims...also swam the third leg of both season-best medley relays.

AS A JUNIOR (2007-08): Named to the Winter Academic All-Horizon League Team...swam to top-five times in the 100 and 200 backstrokes and the 400 IM...her time of 1:01.46 in the 100 back is the second-fastest in school history...her 200 back time of 2:12.77 is the fourth-fastest time, while her 4:55.30 in the 400 IM is the eight-fastest...also led the team with season-best marks in the 50 free (25.82) and in the 200 IM (2:15.52)...was a member of the relay teams that posted season-best times in the 200, 400 and 800 freestyle relays as well as the 200 medley relay...finished second on the squad with a 2:05.36 in the 200 free and a 11:41.95 in the 1,000 free.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2006-07): One of the top all-around swimmers on the team, recording three individual all-time top-10 times and contributing to three relay all-time top-five marks...recorded season-best marks in the backstroke events, notching a 100 back time of 1:02.31 and a 200 time of 2:13.59...scored the second-fastest times in the individual medley, swimming to a 2:15.67 in the 200 IM and a 4:55.37 in the 400...also posted top-five marks on the team in the sprint free events, ranking second in the 50 (25.35), fifth in the 100 (57.53) and fourth in the 200 (2:05.26)...was a member of all five of the top relay teams during the year, swimming the lead leg in the 200 and 400 free and medley relays and the anchor leg of the top 800 free relay.

AS A FRESHMAN (2005-06): Received Most Improved Award.....placed 11th in the 100 back (1:02.60), 14th in the 200 IM (2:15.22) and 16th in both the 200 back (2:16.43) and 50 free (25.95) at the Horizon League Championships, which were all season-best times...posted top-10 school marks in the 100 back (5th), 200 IM (5th), 400 IM (8th) and 200 back (10th).

AT LEXINGTON CATHOLIC: Four-year letterwinner...part of regional champion finished second and third in the state during her prep careeer...honor student. PERSONAL: Born August 11, 1987...daughter of Dr. William and Lynne major.