Sara Linke
Sara Linke
Full Name:  Sara Linda Linke
   School:  Acalanes High School in Lafayette, California


FSU Career
Swimming & Diving
Year  Pos     Hgt  Wgt  Cl  Ltr  Hometown
82-83 FR-FL   5-9  140  Fr   *   Walnut Creek, CA                
83-84 FS-FL   5-9  140  So   *   Walnut Creek, CA                
85-86 FS-IM   5-9  140  Sr   *   Walnut Creek, CA                


Awards
Swimming & Diving
Year  Award
1983  NCAA Championships - 500-Yard Freestyle (11th) - Honorable Mention
      NCAA Championships - 200-Yard Freestyle (12th) - Honorable Mention
1984  NCAA Championships - 500-Yard Freestyle (5th)
      NCAA Championships - 200-Yard Freestyle (7th)
      NCAA Championships - 400-Yard Individual Medley (13th) - Honorable Mention
Elected into the FSU Hall of Fame in 2014
Sara Linke came all the way from Walnut Creek, California, to be a part of the Seminole swimming and diving program. Over just three seasons she managed a swimming career that stacks up as one of the best in school history.

Linke arrived at Florida State in 1983 as an accomplished freestyle, butterfly and individual medley competitor. She quickly gained a reputation for fast swims among her teammates and her elegant style in the water was impressive.

Sara was a two-time All-American as a sophomore in 1984 and earned honorable mention All-America status three times during her freshman and sophomore seasons. She set a total of four school records over her first two years at Florida State. Her time of 2:03.36 in the 200 Butterfly in 1983 was a school best. As a sophomore, she set the FSU marks for the 200 Freestyle (1:48.29), 500 Freestyle (4:45.80) and the 1000 Freestyle (10:01.00).

Linke’s records stood the test of time as her freestyle marks were in place for a long time. Her record in the 200 lasted 16 years, the 500 for 26 straight seasons and the 1000 record was in place for 23 years.

She also became the first FSU swimmer to win a U.S. national title with her first place finish in the ’82 long course Senior Nationals.



FSU Statistics
Swimming & Diving
   Date    Opponent/Meet                  Event                         Place  Results Points
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            1983 Season
           1983 Season                    200-Yard Butterfly                   2:05.54  
11/20/1982 AUBURN                         200-Yard Freestyle              1    1:50.95   5.00
11/20/1982 AUBURN                         100-Yard Freestyle              1      52.44   5.00
11/20/1982 AUBURN                         500-Yard Freestyle              1    4:55.26   5.00
02/05/1983 GEORGIA                        200-Yard Freestyle              1    1:50.41   5.00
02/05/1983 GEORGIA                        100-Yard Freestyle              1      52.64   5.00
02/05/1983 GEORGIA                        500-Yard Freestyle              1    4:52.82   5.00
03/05/1983 NAT INDEPENDENT CHAMPIONSHIPS  500-Yard Freestyle              2    4:53.25  12.00
03/05/1983 NAT INDEPENDENT CHAMPIONSHIPS  400-Yard Individual Medley      7    4:28.06   6.00
03/05/1983 NAT INDEPENDENT CHAMPIONSHIPS  200-Yard Freestyle              7    1:51.66   6.00
03/05/1983 NAT INDEPENDENT CHAMPIONSHIPS  100-Yard Freestyle              7      52.48   6.00
03/05/1983 NAT INDEPENDENT CHAMPIONSHIPS  200-Yard Butterfly              7    2:05.72   6.00
            1984 Season
10/28/1983 FLORIDA                        200-Yard Freestyle              2    1:51.89   3.00
10/28/1983 FLORIDA                        100-Yard Freestyle              2      53.09   3.00
10/28/1983 FLORIDA                        500-Yard Freestyle              2    4:58.36   3.00
10/29/1983 SOUTH FLORIDA                  200-Yard Butterfly              1    2:07.14   5.00
10/29/1983 SOUTH FLORIDA                  500-Yard Freestyle              1    4:59.93   5.00
11/04/1983 CLEMSON                        200-Yard Freestyle              1    1:51.94   5.00
11/04/1983 CLEMSON                        100-Yard Freestyle              2      53.12   3.00
11/04/1983 CLEMSON                        500-Yard Freestyle              1    4:51.54   5.00
11/18/1983 AUBURN                         200-Yard Freestyle              1    1:51.33   5.00
11/18/1983 AUBURN                         500-Yard Freestyle              1    4:55.78   5.00
11/19/1983 GEORGIA                        200-Yard Butterfly              1    2:03.36   5.00
11/19/1983 GEORGIA                        500-Yard Freestyle              1              5.00
12/03/1983 SOUTHERN ILLINOIS INVITATIONAL 500-Yard Freestyle              2    4:55.91  12.00
01/07/1984 NORTH CAROLINA STATE           1000-Yard Freestyle             1   10:01.00   5.00
01/07/1984 NORTH CAROLINA STATE           200-Yard Individual Medley      1    2:09.8    5.00
01/07/1984 NORTH CAROLINA STATE           500-Yard Freestyle              1    4:54.8    5.00
01/14/1984 ALABAMA                        1000-Yard Freestyle             1   10:09.06   5.00
01/14/1984 ALABAMA                        200-Yard Individual Medley      1    2:08.31   5.00
01/21/1984 SOUTH CAROLINA                 200-Yard Freestyle              1    1:50.88   5.00
01/21/1984 SOUTH CAROLINA                 500-Yard Freestyle              1    4:55.25   5.00
02/25/1984 METRO CHAMPIONSHIP             500-Yard Freestyle              1    4:51.30  20.00
02/25/1984 METRO CHAMPIONSHIP             200-Yard Butterfly              3    2:04.48  16.00
02/25/1984 METRO CHAMPIONSHIP             200-Yard Individual Medley      1    2:06.34  20.00
02/25/1984 METRO CHAMPIONSHIP             400-Yard Individual Medley      1    4:25.13  20.00
03/16/1984 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP              200-Yard Freestyle              7    1:48.29  
03/15/1984 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP              500-Yard Freestyle              5    4:45.80  
03/16/1984 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP              400-Yard Individual Medley     13    4:25.30  
            1986 Season
11/08/1985 GEORGIA                        200-Yard Freestyle              1    1:55.06   5.00
11/08/1985 GEORGIA                        500-Yard Freestyle              1    5:00.79   5.00
11/15/1985 FLORIDA                        200-Yard Individual Medley      1    2:07.79   5.00
11/15/1985 FLORIDA                        200-Yard Butterfly              5    2:08.02   1.00
11/30/1985 ESSO  INTERNATIONAL            400-Yard Individual Medley      4    4:55.44  15.00
12/01/1985 ESSO  INTERNATIONAL            400-Yard Freestyle             11    4:22.30   6.00
12/02/1985 ESSO  INTERNATIONAL            200-Yard Freestyle              3    2:02.97  16.00
01/09/1986 FLORIDA ATLANTIC               200-Yard Freestyle              1    1:56.03   5.00
01/09/1986 FLORIDA ATLANTIC               100-Yard Freestyle              1      54.07   5.00
01/17/1986 LOUISIANA STATE                200-Yard Freestyle              2    1:51.58   3.00
01/17/1986 LOUISIANA STATE                200-Yard Butterfly              1    2:07.68   5.00
02/07/1986 SOUTH CAROLINA                 200-Yard Freestyle              1    1:51.37   5.00
02/07/1986 SOUTH CAROLINA                 100-Yard Freestyle              2      52.00   3.00
02/07/1986 SOUTH CAROLINA                 200-Yard Individual Medley      1    2:06.60   5.00
03/01/1986 METRO CHAMPIONSHIPS            100-Yard Freestyle              9      52.16   9.00
03/01/1986 METRO CHAMPIONSHIPS            200-Yard Freestyle              5    1:51.81  14.00
03/01/1986 METRO CHAMPIONSHIPS            200-Yard Butterfly              3    2:04.34  16.00
03/01/1986 METRO CHAMPIONSHIPS            200-Yard Individual Medley      8    2:08.75  11.00