SOPHOMORE (1999-00): Competed in all of the Wildcats home dual meets as a sophomore... Dived for the Wildcats at the 2000 Pac-10 Championships and at the Zone "E" Diving Championships.
REDSHIRT (1998-99): Utilized her redshirt year and did not compete in 1998-99.
Ball State University
FRESHMAN (1996-97): Earned one varsity letter for the Cardinals in 1997-98... Finished 11th in the 1m dive (322.35) at the Mid-American Conference Diving Championships... Recorded season-best mark of 232.50 in the 3m versus Valparaiso on 12/12/97... Finished second on the platforms at 1998 MAC championships.
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned four letters in diving under coach Nan Verkaik at Santa Barbara High School, in Santa Barbara, Calif... Capped undefeated seasons in the Channel League with titles as a junior and senior... School's Most Valuable Diver and won the Coaches' Award both seasons... Won the league crown in 1997 with a conference record score of 423.25 (11 dives)... School record holder in that event and six other dives (312.05)... High school diving team most improved award in 1995... Santa Barbara News Press Athlete of the Week Award... Western Winter National Participant in 1998... Advanced to the Junior Olympic Zone Championships on the 1m and 3m in 1995, 1997 and 1998... Advanced on the 3m in 1996... 3m finalist at the 1996 U.S. Senior Summer Zone Championships.
PERSONAL: Sara Jean Quijano... Born 9/29/79 in Santa Barbara, Calif... Daughter of Ralph and Cathy Quijano... Macy's National Scholar... National Honor Society... Selected for Who's Who Among American High School Students... California Scholarship Federation seal bearer... Pre-education major at UA with aspirations of becoming a third grade teacher.