Karen Sandifer
Karen Sandifer

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Houston, Texas

High School:
Langham Creek

Height:
5-8

Event:
Sprints/Free


SENIOR (2006-07): Posted the second-fastest individual times in the 200-free (1:53.57) and 500-free (5:04.26)... recorded the third-best time in the 100-free (53.45)... member of the top 800-free relay team (7:33.29) that notched a fourth-place finish at the MWC Championship... tallied three event wins on the season... medalist in 15 events on the season... member of six relay teams that claimed first-place finishes... won the 50- and 100-free events at Centenary... swam to a fourth-place showing in the 200-free at the UNLV Invite... also competed in the 50-free, finishing 13th out of 114 competitors... appeared in the 200- and 500-free events at the MWC Championship.

JUNIOR (2005-06) - Member of the second-team All-Mountain West Conference 200-free relay and 800-free relay squads...won the 200-free event (1:54.27) against Missouri State and at BYU (1:54.86)...member of the 800-free relay team that earned the school's second-best time (7:30.04)...participated in the team's 200-free relay squad that recorded the school's third-best time (1:34.25)...took part in the 400-free relay team that placed the fourth-best time in school history (3:28.01).

SOPHOMORE (2004-2005) - Earned three conference medals (two gold, one silver) as a member of three separate relays... finished with an NCAA "B" qualifying time of 1:33.01 in the 200-free relay, which was both a meet and school record... also set a meet and school record in winning the 800-free relay (7:25.96)... helped the team gain runner-up honors in the 400-free relay (3:25.74)... also finished ninth in the 200-free (1:52.83), 11th in the 50-free (24.21) and 12th in the 100-free (52.10).

FRESHMAN (2003-2004) - Paced the team in the 200-free... earned all-conference honors in three events... won the 200-free (1:51.43) at the C-USA Championships... member of the winning 400- and 800-free relays (3:25.36) 7:32.38)... also finished fourth in the 100-free (51.53) and fifth in the 500-free (5:00.65) at the championship... swam four events in the Texas Invitational, finishing 19th in the 100-meter free (1:00.05)... named TCU's Freshman of the Year.

High School - Four-time All-America selection... state finalist all four years... swam in three relays at 2003 spring nationals... three-time District Swimmer of the Year... four-year letterwinner.

Personal - Karen Sandifer is the daughter of Randy and Carla Sandifer... brother, Collin, was a member of the TCU swimming team from 2000-04 and was an all-C-USA selection... is an education major.

Top Times
50-free--23.93
100-free--51.53
200-free--1:50.51


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