Illinois Keeps Junior National Qualifier Sara Jass In-State for 2022-23

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NEW COMMIT: The University of Illinois has kept Junior National qualifier Sara Jass of Geneva, Ill. in state after receiving her verbal commitment beginning in the fall of 2022.

Regarding her commitment, she said:

“I’m super excited to announce my verbal commitment to continue my academic and athletic career at the University of Illinois! I want to thank my family, friends and coaches for their constant support. 🧡💙”

A talented breaststroker and IMer, Jass trains year-round with Academy Bullets Swim Club and placed fourth in the 200 breast and ninth in the 200 IM at the Illinois Senior Championships back in March. In Summer 2019, she earned five best times at Illinois LCM Seniors where her highest finish was a seventh-place showing in the 200m breast.

Her best times include:

  • 50 breast – 30.12
  • 100 breast – 1:04.18
  • 200 breast – 2:16.45
  • 200 IM – 2:05.12
  • 400 IM – 4:29.61
  • 50 free – 24.12
  • 100 free – 53.21

Currently a junior at Rosary High School, Jass finished 12th in the 100 breast as a sophomore at the Illinois State Championships. Most recently, the USA Swimming Scholastic All-American placed sixth in the 100 breast and seventh in the 50 free at the IHSA Metea Valley Sectional Championships.

Jass is a big get for the Fighting Illini and will add valuable depth when she arrives on campus as a member of the Class of 2026. She would’ve been their second-fastest 200 breaststroker and third-fastest 100 breaststroker last season, as well as ranked in their top-5 in both IMs.

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