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Sara Isakovic
Position: Freestyle/Butterfly
Height: 5'7"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Bled, Slovenia
High School: Bezigrad
Experience: 3 Letters
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Cal Claims 13 Pac-10 All-Academic Spots - March 30, 2011

Sara Isakovic Wraps Up European Championships - Aug. 16, 2010

Q&A With 2008 Olympian Sara Isakovic - Jan. 29, 2010

CAL SUCCESS
• Captured All-America honors in the 200-yard freestyle (5th in 1:43.63), 200 butterfly (7th, 1:54.88) and 800-free relay (2nd, 6:58.71) at the 2011 NCAA Championships.
• At 2011 Pac-10s, placed second place in the 200 free (1:44.94) and fourth in the 200 fly (1:55.78).
• Earned 2011 Pac-10 All-Academic second-team honors.
• At the 2010 NCAA Championships, earned four All-America honors after taking second place with the 400-yard freestyle relay (3:12.67) and 800-yard freestyle relay (7:00.00), sixth place in the 200 free (1:44.81) and eighth place in the 200 butterfly (1:55.52).
• Clocked a personal-record time of 1:53.99 in the 200 butterfly with a fourth-place finish at the 2010 Pac-10 Championships...also placed second in the 200 free (1:44.55) and eighth in the 500 free (4:47.93) and swam on the second-place 400-free relay (3:14.66) and the third-place 800-free relay (7:01.16) at the conference meet.
• Posted her Cal career bests in the 50 free (23.84) and 100 free (50.20) vs. USC on Jan. 29, 2010.
• Member of the 2010 Pac-10 All-Academic second team.
• A key member of Cal's 2009 NCAA team championship, Isakovic led off Cal's winning and record-breaking (NCAA, NCAA meet, U.S. Open and Cal) 800-yard freestyle relay (6:52.60), placed fourth in the 500-yard freestyle (4:37.79), sixth in the 200 free (1:43.30) and ninth in the 200 butterfly (1:54.61).
• Also at 2009 NCAAs, her 4:36.79 500-free prelim-time set a school record, surpassing Natalie Coughlin's 4:37.62 set in 2003.
• At the 2009 Pac-10 Championships, took second to teammate Dana Vollmer in the 200-yard free in a time of 1:43.00, which ranks third in Cal's all-time record books.

2008 OLYMPICS
• Took home a silver medal in the 200-meter freestyle, finishing in 1:54.97, just 0.15 seconds behind winner Frederica Pellegrini of Italy (then-world record 1:54.82).

OTHER INTERNATIONAL SUCCESS
• Isakovic swam for her native Slovenia in four events at the 2010 European Championships in Hungary, reaching the 100- (9th, 59.08) and 200-meter (13th, 2:11.07) butterfly semifinal rounds and leading off Slovenia's seventh-place 800-meter freestyle relay in the final (8:06.13) and swimming the third leg of the 400-meter medley relay (12th, 4:11.04).
• At the 2009 World Championships in Rome, Isakovic reached the semifinal round of the 200-meter freestyle, competed in the 100-meter butterfly and led off Slovenia's 4x200-meter freestyle relay.
• A finalist in the 200 fly at the World Championships in Melbourne (2007) and a finalist in the 200 free at the 2005 World Championships in Montreal. Additionally in Montreal, she was the first Slovenian woman to reach the finals of the 200 free.
• Won the 2008 European Champion title in the 200-meter free, and set a new national record at the time of 1:57:52.
• A two-time European Junior Champion in 2004 in the 100 and 200 free events; still holds the European Junior record in the 200 free (1:59.85).
• Represented Slovenia in the 2004 Athens Olympics, swimming in the same 200-meter free heat as future Cal teammate Dana Vollmer.

PERSONAL
• Psychology major.
• Lists Rafael Nadal as her favorite athlete.
• Parents are Rebeka and Nenad Isakovic.

WHY I CHOSE CAL
"Berkeley is not only famous in Europe, but all over the world. I am attending the best public university in the world. Having an education was my first priority, and it is an honor and a privilege to be able to attend Cal and swim with one of the best coaches in the world."

BEST CAL TIMES (IN YARDS)
50 free ...............23.84 (1/29/10 vs. USC) 100 free ..............49.36 (12/4/11 Georgia Fall Inv.) 200 free ...............1:43.00 (2009 Pac-10s) 500 free ...............4:36.99 (2009 NCAAs) 1000 free .............10:03.46 (10/30/08 vs. Washington) 1650 free .............16:26.60 (2009 Pac-10s) 100 fly................52.78 (12/3/11 Georgia Fall Inv.) 200 fly..............1:53.99 (2/27/10 NCAAs)
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