All-Big Ten winners, NCAA Championships qualifiers among this quarter's honorees
2013-14:Big Ten Distinguished Scholar...Academic All-Big Ten...Specialized in distance and multiple events for Northwestern...Ranked on NU's top times list in three different categories...Ranked second in 200 breast and third in both 1,000 free and 100 breast...Reached bonus final of 200 breast at Big Tens, finishing No. 20 with 2:17.37 time in prelims and 2:18.02 in final...Reached finals of TYR in 500 free, 400 IM, 100 breast and 200 breast...Durable swimmer who competed in multiple events in meets for NU during the year, took 3rd in 1,000 free vs. UIC/Wyoming (11/9)...took 3rd in 200 breast vs. WKU...took 4th in 200 breast vs. Notre Dame/Michigan/Rutgers (1/11).
2012-13: Specialized in distance events for Northwestern ... Ranked on NU's top times list in six different events ... Was tops in the 200 breast, fourth in the 1,000 free, 1,650 free and 100 breast, and fifth in the 500 free and 400 IM ... Instrumental, along with teammate Jackie Powell, in organizing the incredibly successful inaugural "Breaststroke4BreastCancer" event in October that raised five digits of money for local cancer research ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Earned a second swim in the bonus final of the 200 breast at the Big Ten Championships where she cut 1.40 seconds from her prelim time to place 19th overall and move into sixth on NU's all-time top times list in the event with a career-best 2:16.07 ... That time was over three seconds faster than her previous career best entering Big Tens ... Also swam in the 100 breast (32nd) and 500 free (45th) at the conference meet ... Competed in five different events at NU's own six-team TYR Invitational (11/16-11/18), scoring points in three of them ... Was fourth in the mile and made the championship final of the 200 breast, finishing seventh overall ... Won the 400 IM consolation final and had 19th-place TYR Invite finishes in the 500 free and 100 breast ... Also scored in three different events at the seven-team Iowa Invitational (11/30-12/2) ... Tallied points for NU in consolation finals swims of the 400 IM (12th) and 200 breast (13th) while also touching in 13th in the 1,650 free ... Her 200 breast prelim time of 2:19.17 in Iowa was a then-career best in the event ... Had a second swim in the 500 free in Iowa, coming in second in the bonus final for an 18th-place overall result ... Scored points with five top-five dual meet finishes, coming in second in the 200 breast and third in the 1,000 free against UIC (11/2) ... Scored points in the 200 breast in all three of Northwestern's post-training trip dual meets.
2011-12: Ranked on Northwestern's top times list in four different events ... Was first in the 1,000 free, second in the 1,650 free, fourth in the 500 free and fifth in the 200 breast ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Narrowly missed out on points in the 1,650 free at the Big Ten Championships with a 17th-place time of 16:44.53 ... Earned a career-best 500 free time at the conference meet with a 4:55.60, finishing 41st ... Also competed in the 400 IM (34th) at the Big Ten meet ... Won the 1,000 free in a dual meet at Illinois (10/21) and the 500 free on NU's winter training trip against Colorado College and Austin College (12/17) ... Compiled seven total top-three finishes in dual meet events during the regular-season schedule ... Finished second in the 1,650 free at the eight-team TYR Invitational (11/20) ... Was fourth in the 500 free at the TYR Invite ... Made the consolation finals at the TYR in the 400 IM and the 200 breast, winning the heat in the 400 IM and taking 16th overall in the 200 breast.
2010-11: Northwestern's top swimmer in both the 1,000 and 1,650 freestyles while ranking fifth on the team in the 200 breast ... Competed in the 1,650 free (20th), 400 IM (34th) and 500 free (45th) at the Big Ten Championships ... Won the 1,650 free at NU's TYR Invitational (11/19-11/21) with a season-best 16:41.58, placing herself eighth on NU's all-time top times list in the event ... Made the championship final of the 200 breast at the TYR, coming in eighth ... Won the TYR consolation final in the 400 IM before placing 10th in the 500 free ... Earned bonus heat swims in the 50 breast and 100 breast at the TYR, finishing 23rd and 19th, respectively ... Won the 1,650 free at NU's quad dual (11/6) and took third in the race at the five-team Shamrock Invitational (01/29) ... Finished in the top-three in the 1,000 free all five times it was held during the year, winning the event against Iowa (01/22) ... Had seven total top-three dual-meet race finishes.
High School: U.S. Open qualifier in the 1,000 free and 200 breast ... 2009 World Trials qualifier in the 800-meter freestyle ... All-America in 2009 in the 500 free, 200 IM and with her high school's medley relay ... 2009 state champion in the 500 free, the first swimming state champ ever from Ravenwood ... Also finished third in the 200 IM at the 2009 state meet ... Ranked as a four-star recruit by Swimming World Magazine... Holds school records in the 500 free and 200 IM ... School's most valuable swimmer in 2008-09 and coach's award winner in 2007-08 ... Also ran cross country for one year in 2006, setting a school record ... Swam club with the Nashville Aquatic Club starting in 2003 ... High point runner-up at the 2009 Southeastern Short Course Championship ... Junior National team ... Southeastern All-Star Zone team from 2006-08 ... Senior Vice President and Junior President of the Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society ... National Honor and Spanish Honor Societies member ... President of the Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) ... Principal's list.
Personal: Born Sarah Megan Goss ... Daughter of Walt and Peggy Goss ... Chose Northwestern over Duke ... Major is psychology; Minor in Human Communication Studies.