Sara Jayne Christiansen Baldwin Athlete Profile

Sara Jayne Christiansen Baldwin

Positions: Individual Medley, Breaststroke Height: 5-5 Class: Senior Roster Years: 2007-2011 Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT Last School: East High School

Personal

Parents are Steve and Katy Christiansen ... siblings are John, Maren and James ... both parents have participated in triathlons and marathons ... lettered in cross country her freshman year of high school ... also recruited by Utah, Rice and UNLV pre-communications major...married to Tyler Baldwin.

Before BYU

Three-time Utah High School Swimmer of the Year ... Utah high school state record holder in the 200 IM with a time of 2:04.17 ... Utah high school 4A record holder in the 100 breaststroke and 100 backstroke ... helped her high school team win the 2007 4A state championship her senior year in 2007.



2007-2008 | Freshman Year

Finished the season with BYU top times in the 100 and 200 backstroke as well as the 200 IM ... recorded third place finishes at the MWC Championships in both the 100 and 200 backstroke events ... season-best times in the 100 and 200 back came from the MWCC with times of 56.45 and 2:03.31, respectively named to the All-MWC Team in the 100 back, 200 back and 200 IM ... recorded a season-best time of 2:01.89 in the 200 IM at the MWCC ... competed on the 200 and 400 medley relay teams as well as the 400 free relay team at the MWCC, finishing second, second and third, respectively ... competed in five different individual events in her first year at BYU ... placed first in the 100 back against Wyoming with a time of 58.35.

2008-2009 | Sophomore Year

Competed in six of nine dual meets on the season ... named to the All-Mountain West Conference team for her performance in the 200 IM, 100 free, 200 medley relay and 400 medley relay at MWC Championships ... swam on the first-place 200 medley relay at MWCC with a time of 1:41.22, one-hundredth of a second off of the all-time BYU record ... finished seventh in the 200 IM at MWCC with a preliminary time of 2:01.66 and a final time of 2:03.47 ... swam on the first-place 200 free relay team at MWCC, breaking both the MWC and BYU all-time records in the event with a time of 1:31.19 ... finished ninth in the 100 breast at MWCC with a preliminary time of 1:04.30 and a final time of 1:03.14 a time that wouldve placed her fourth in the finals ... swam on the first-place 400 medley relay team at MWCC that broke both the MWC and BYU all-time records with a time of 3:40.63, dropping eight seconds on the season ... finished seventh in the 100 free at MWCC with a preliminary time of 50.88 and a final time of 50.99 ... tallied a third-place finish in the 100 breast with a time of 1:06.41 against Utah ... finished first in the 100 free against Air Force with a time of 51.69 ... swam on the winning 400 free relay team at the Nike Cup, posting a time of 3:24.39 ... placed eighth in the 100 breast at the Nike Cup with a time of 1:05.93, the highest Cougar finish in that event ... finished eighth in the 200 IM at the Nike Cup with a time of 2:06.84 ... led off the winning 200 free relay team at the Nike Cup with a time of 1:33.62 ... ranked first in the 100 breast on the season for BYU with her time from MWCC (1:03.14) ... ranked fourth in the 100 free on the season for the Cougars ... ranked third in the 200 breast for the Cougars ... ranked second in the 200 IM on the season for the Cougars ... swam on three of the top five relay teams for the Cougars.

2009-2010 | Junior Year

Competed in all 11 meets for the Cougars ... named to the All-Mountain West Conference Team for the 100 free, 100 breast, 200 IM, 200 free relay, 400 free relay, 200 medley relay and 400 medley relay ... tallied 10 first-place finishes during the dual-meet season ... broke the BYU all-time record in the 200 IM at the MWC Championships with a time of 2:00.27 ... ranked second in the 200 IM in the MWC ... ranked third in the 100 breast in the MWC with a time of 1:02.27 ... helped her team break the 200 free relay, 400 free relay, 200 medley relay and 400 medley relay BYU all-time records ... helped earn a No. 2 MWC ranking in four out of the five womens relays ... received the MWC Academic All-Conference award as well as the MWC scholar athlete award ... ranked third in the conference overall for the 100 breast with her time of 1:02.27 as well as second in the 200 IM for her time of 2:00.27.

2010-2011 | Senior Year

Competed in all ten dual meets for BYU ... recorded 22 first-place finishes during the 2010-2011 season ... at Conference Championships, she placed first with teammates in the 200 free relay, placed second in 100 free, third in 200 IM and third with teammates in the 200 medley relay ... received All-Conference awards for the 100 free, 100 breast, 200 IM, 200 free relay, 400 free relay and the 200 medley relay ... competed in the 200 IM at the NCAA's ... ranked 34th in the nation for her 200 IM time of 1:58.67 ... ranked first in the conference for the 200 IM and fifth for the 100 free and 100 breast ... ranked first for the team in the 100 free, 100 breast and 200 IM ... received the Academic All-Conference award as well as the MWC Scholar-Athlete award.