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SARAH WICKSTROM

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Senior Season (2015):

Posted a 20-13 record on the season, sixth most wins on the team…paired with three teammates throughout the season…went 15-9 with Sierra Sanchez, 5-3 with Jace Pardon and 0-1 with Meghan Conway…saw action on courts 1, 2 and 3…opened the season with Pardon at the No. 1 position…had a promising start to the year after winning the first four matches of the season with eight straight set victories…helped FSU sweep TCU (March 11) before falling to No. 2 Pepperdine in straight sets…finished the year playing with Sanchez…went 4-2 at the Gamecock Invitational playing at the No. 2 position…posted three consecutive, straight set victories over ULM & LSU (April 7) and FAU (April 10) at the No. 3 position…went 2-1 on day one of the Fiesta on Siesta Key Tournament…made it to the semi-finals of bracket play on day two before falling to teammates Victoria Paranagua and Kristina Pellitteri (21-19, 21-14)…went 4-1 overall during the FSU Pairs Tournament…went 2-1 on day one, taking down the No. 1 pairs from Eckerd College and UAB before falling to Georgia State…helped FSU earn the team cup on day two by sweeping the Silver Division 2-0…played at the No. 3 position in both matches with Sanchez at the AVCA National Championships in Gulf Shores, Ala….dropped their opening round match to No. 3 FIU (May 1) in two grueling sets (21-23, 20-22)…followed with a straight set loss (18-21, 15-21) in the consolation round to No. 2 Hawaii (May 1)…helped the Seminoles to a tie for seventh place at the national tournament.

Junior Season (2014):

Paired with senior Fatma Yildirim to go 24-3 on the season, the best winning percentage among regular pairings on the year…paired with fellow indoor volleyball player Katie Mosher to go 5-2 and went 2-0 with Sierra Sanchez…her 31-5 record (.861) was the third best winning percentage on the team…first played with Yildirim on March 29 at the No. 5 position, going 3-0 in Tallahassee against South Carolina, LSU, and Jacksonville, and winning the pairs tournament with a perfect 3-0 record, including a victory over FSU’s Melanie Pavels and Julie Brown in three sets…won the first 15 matches when paired with Yildirim, even though the duo weren’t paired up until well into the season…at the AVCA National Championships, paired with Yildirim at the No. 3 spot to go 5-0 during the event, the only Seminole duo to go undefeated in the tournament…included two victories over Delaney Knudsen and Caitlin Racich of national champion Pepperdine…started the season playing with Katie Mosher, going 5-2 with victories over Jacksonville and North Florida, and three wins over Long Beach State, UCLA, and Loyola Marymount during the ‘Noles trip to California…won both matches playing with Sanchez on March 8 in St. Augustine Beach, defeating Florida International in three sets and Louisiana-Monroe in straight sets.

Sophomore Season (2013):

Named an AVCA All-American along with teammate and partner Jace Pardon…went 14-5 with Pardon on the season, 11-2 with Mallory Kiley and 3-1 with Julie Brown finishing the year with a 28-7 overall record…went 6-1 as the No. 1 pair with Pardon, 1-0 at No. 2 and 7-1 at No. 4 in dual matches…placed second with Kiley in Atlanta, Ga., in the Silver bracket, losing in the finals to teammates Aurora Davis and Katherine Plessy…reached the quarterfinals of the Siesta Key Tournament Gold bracket with new partner Pardon…finished second with Pardon at the FSU Sand Tournament Gold bracket after falling to Georgia State in the finals (April 21)…finished 3-1 at the AVCA National Championships in Gulf Shores, Ala., with Pardon…beat the No. 1 teams from ULM, North Florida and Pepperdine while falling to eventual champion Long Beach State in three sets…seeded third with Pardon and reached the quarterfinals of the AVCA Pairs Tournament.

Freshman Season (2012):

Notched a 13-6 record, including a 7-2 mark in dual matches…partnered with Jeassica McGregor, Mallory Kiley, Stephanie Pellitteri and Fatma Yildirim at the No. 4 and 5 spots…went 2-0 at No. 4 and 3-0 at No. 5 with McGregor…paired with Yildirim at the No. 5 spot for two matches at the AVCA Collegiate Sand Volleyball National Championships (April 27-29)…had lowest average of serving errors on the team at 0.31 per set…ranked fourth on Seminoles in kills per set (5.38).

Indoor Volleyball:

Starting setter and two-time captain on the FSU indoor volleyball team…helped the squad advance to the NCAA Final Four in 2011…finished her career tied for sixth place on the FSU all-time assists list with 2,915…finished with seven double-doubles her senior season…amassed 30 or more assists in five matches in 2014…led FSU with 854 assists in 2013…named to the All-ACC Freshman team in 2011.

High School:

Finalist for the Andi Collins Award, which recognizes the best setter in the nation at the prep level, while at Jensen Beach High School…guided Jensen Beach to two state titles during her freshman and junior seasons and two state regional final appearances as a sophomore and senior…Florida Dairy Farmers 4A Player of the Year in 2009…earned first-team all-state honors in 2009 and a nomination for the Gatorade Player of the Year.

Personal:

Daughter of Blair of Christine Wickstrom…majoring in sport management…born April 5, 1993.