- Sarra Lajnef
- Tunis, Tunisia (Lycee de l’Harteloire)
2013 SEC Academic Honor Roll Selection
Career Best Times
100 Breast: 1:01.22 (2011 SEC Championships)
200 Breast: 2:10.66 (2011 SEC Championships)
200 IM: 2:00.95 (2012 SEC Championships)
400 IM: 4:22.55 (2012 Ohio State Invitational)
Free: 1:01.70 (2010
FL SZ Sectional Championships)
200 Free: 2:06.16 (2010 Pan Pacific Championships)
400 Free: 4:20.75 (2011 All-Africa Games Maputo)
50 Breast: 32.68 (2009 FINA World Championships)
100 Breast: 1:10.60 (2009 FINA World Championships)
200 Breast: 2:29.55 (2009 Mediterranean Games)
200 Back: 2:21.90 (2011 Pan Arab Games)
200 IM: 2:17.81 (2009 Mediterranean Games)
400 IM: 4:51.37 (2011 Scottish Gas National Open Championships)
UF All-Time Rankings
200 Breast: Third (2:10.66)
100 Breast: Third (1:10.60)
200 Breast: First (2:29.55)
400 Medley Relay: Seventh (4:17.41)
National/International Competition: Member of the Tunisian National Team…Won a silver medal in the 400 free (4:20.75), 100 breast (1:12.54) and 200 breast (2:34.17) at the 2011 All-Africa Games in Maputo. Also finished fourth in the 400m medley at the games (4:55.40)…Captured eight medals and set two Tunisian records at the 10th Senior African Swimming Championships in Casablanca, Morocco…Swam in the 2010 Pan Pacific Games in Irvine, Calif., taking 14th in the 200 breast (2:34.40) and 400 IM (4:55.90), 15th in the 100 Breast (1:11.05), 16th in the 50 breast (33.50) and 33rd in the 200 free (2:06.16)…Participated in the 2009 FINA World Championships in Rome Italy, the 2009 Mediterranean games in Pescara, Italy and the 2008 World Swimming Championships in Manchester…French Junior Champion in the 200-meter breast and 200-meter IM in 2008….Received seven medals in the African Championships in Johannesburg in December 2008.
2012-13: Named to the 2013 SEC Academic Honor Roll…Competed in the 2013 Bulldog Last Chance Invite with NCAA “B” times in the 200 breast (2:11.95) and 100 breast (1:02.40)…At the 2013 SEC Championships, finished 16th in the 200 breast (2:14.16), 27th in the 100 breast (1:02.91) and 32nd in the 200 IM (2:01.89)…Grabbed second in the 200 breast with a time of 2:17.69 and was third in the 100 breast clocking in at 1:04.48 in the win over Tennessee…Had a pair of seventh place finishes in the 100 breast (1:05.37) and 200 breast (2:20.29) at Auburn…Took third in the 100 breast (1:06.06) against Florida Atlantic…Finished fifth in the 200 breast touching the wall in a time of 2:13.08, 15th in the 200 IM in 2:02.22 and 21st in the 100 breast with a time of 1:04.02 at the Ohio State Invitational…Came in fifth in the 200 breast (2:21.28), seventh in the 100 breast (1:06.42) and eighth in the 200 IM (2:11.51) at in-state rival Florida State…Was fifth in both the 100 breast (1:06.05) and 200 breast (2:20.48) against Texas A&M…In the win over South Carolina, posted a time of 2:20.53 to finish third in the 200 breast, was fourth in the 200 IM with a time of 2:07.53 and sixth in the1,000 free (10:23.92)…Finished sixth in the 100 breast (1:05.11) and seventh in the 200 breast (2:20.34) at Georgia…Took third in the 200 breast (2:18.20) and sixth in the 100 breast (1:05.28) at the All-Florida Invitational.
2011-12: Finished the 100 breast in 1:02.01 for 14th, 200 IM in a career-best 2:00.95 for 15th and 200 breast in 2:15.42 for 16th at the 2012 SEC Championships, make the consolation finals in each of her events…Took second in the 200m breast (2:35.89) and 3rd in the 100m breast (1:13.54) in Florida’s win over Auburn…Won the 100 breast in 1:05.17 and touched second in the 400 IM (4:24.51, personal best) against FAU…Stopped the clock in 2:21.51 in the 200 breast to help Florida win it’s double dual against Michigan and Stanford for seventh…Against rival FSU, finished second in the 200 (2:19.32) and fifth in the 100 (1:06.01) breast…Finished seven-eight in the 100m (1:16.92) and 200m (2:45.22) breast, respectively, against Georgia…Finished sixth in the 100 breast in back-to-back meets against LSU (1:08.15) and Arkansas (1:05.50)…Opened her junior season with a fourth-place effort in the 200 breast (2:18.81) at the All-Florida Invitational.
2010-11: Selected as a 2011 CSCAA Division I Scholar All-America Award Winner…2011 SEC Academic Honor Roll member...Finished the 200 breast in a personal-best 2:10.66, and 100 breast in at 1:01.22 for a fourth- and 10th-place performance, respectively at the SEC Championships…swam the last leg of the 800 free relay team that captured first, and finished third in the 200 free (1:53.56) in the victory over Indian River State College…Took a third place finish in the 200 breast against Tennessee, touching in 2:14.57…Swam the 400 IM in 4:32.95 against Georgia Tech for third place…In the double-dual meet against Stanford and Michigan finished second in the 100 breast (1:05.76) and swam as a member of the 200 and 400 medley relay that came in second and third, respectively…Took home her first victory of the season against Virginia in the 200 breast when she clocked in at 2:18.25…Opened the season at the All-Florida Invitational with a second- and fifth-place individual finish in the 200 (2:18.97) breast and 400 IM (4:26.57), respectively.
2009-10: A 2010 CSCAA Scholar All-American Honorable Mention…Swam personal bests in the 100 breast (1:03.50) and 200 breasts (2:16.56) in exhibition times at the 2010 SEC Championships… Placed second in the 200 breast (2:19.08) in the win over Auburn… Won the 200 breast in victories over Florida Atlantic (2:18.65) and LSU (2:19.43)…Took second in the 200 breast (2:18.85) and third in the 100 breast (1:04.78) in the win against Florida State…Placed third in the 200 breast (2:20.84) and fourth in the 100 breast (1:05.67) in the double-dual meet against Arkansas and Kansas.
Personal: Born September 5, 1989, in Tunis, Tunisia…Daughter of Hedi and Lellahom Lajnef…Has two brothers, Ousse (25), and Hamza (19)…Came to Florida because it has a great reputation both academically and athletically and because of the good weather…Also considered UNC, Texas and UCLA…Future ambition is to swim finals at the 2012 Olympics in both the breaststroke and IM…Interested in shopping, watching movies, going to the beach and practicing other sports like basketball…Majoring in political science with a minor in international relations.