Sara McLaughlin
Sara McLaughlin

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Moline, Ill.

High School:
Moline

Height:
5-10


06/13/2012

Nine Huskies Participate in NCAA Career in Sports Forum

NIU student-athletes learn about careers in intercollegiate athletics

05/14/2012

Sixty-Six Northern Illinois Student-Athletes Earn Degrees in 2011-12

Total Includes 40 Who Graduated Saturday

05/14/2012

Sixty-Six Northern Illinois Student-Athletes Earn Degrees in 2011-12

Total Includes 40 Who Graduated Saturday

04/27/2012

Huskie Season Ends with 4-0 Loss to No. 2 Akron

NIU returns six for 2012-2013 campaign

04/22/2012

Bulls Spoil Senior Day, Beat Huskies 5-2

NIU grabs seventh seed in MAC tournament

2011-2012: Went 2-6 during her fall singles season with consecutive wins against Chicago State (7-5, 6-1) and Western Michigan (5-7, 6-4, 11-9) ... Also went 3-6 during doubles play with consecutive wins coming against Western Michigan (8-6) and Michigan State (8-5) ... Her spring singles season ended with an 8-15 mark from the No. 1 spot as she won two consecutive matches on four separate occasions ... On the doubles side went 9-14 partnering with fellow senior Emily Rogers ... Won four straight against SIUE (8-0), Northern Iowa (8-4), North Dakota (8-5), and Bradley (8-4) ... Being one of two seniors on the team helped lead a host of underclassman, finishing her final year with 22 wins.

2010-11: Finished the season with records of 4-15 and 5-15 in singles and doubles play respectively...Compiled a record of 2-1 as a member of the No. 1 doubles team in the last three matches of the season... Primarily played at the No. 4 position in singles play including three of her victories... One of two Huskies to earn wins at the MAC Championships.

2009-10: Recorded a combined 10-10 mark in both singles and doubles competition ... Posted an 8-7 record at the No. 4 position ... Finished 4-4 in Mid-American Conference play ... Earned her fifth win of the season against conference foe in her last match, a 6-2 victory over Dena Boulieris of Ball State at the MAC Championships (April 29) ... At No. 2 doubles, went 9-10 with Kathryn Friedlund, and 1-0 with Stephanie Okuma ... McLaughlin and Friedlund posted an 8-3 win over Dena Boulieris and Paoloa Rodriguez of Ball State at MAC Championships (April 29).

2008-09: Served as a team captain ... Went 8-9 in singles matches, and compiled a 10-14 mark in doubles action ... Played 16 dual matches at the No. 6 singles position ... Won three-of her final four singles matches of the season, including a 6-4, 7-5 win over Ball State's Georgina Thomson in the first-round of the Mid-American Conference Championships (April 23) ... Recorded a 7-5, 6-3 win over Akron's Lindsey Berry (March 27) in the Zips' 4-3 win ... In doubles play, collected MAC wins over Ball State (March 20), Buffalo (March 28), Bowling Green (April 3) and Eastern Michigan (April 18) ... During the fall season, went 4-3 alongside classmate Emily Rogers, playing in a total of four events.

High School/Prior to NIU: Three-year letterwinner at Moline (Ill.) High School, and lettered one season at Alleman High School ... posted a 40-7 singles record as a senior, recording a 12th-place finish at the IHSA championships ... as a member of the No. 1 doubles team as a junior, achieved a 38-2 overall record, and a third-place finish in the state ... was tabbed the Western Big Six Conference Player of the Year in her junior and senior seasons ... collected first-team all-state plaudits as a junior, and second-team honors in her senior season ... served as Moline's team captain as a senior.

Personal: Daughter of Sharon and Tom McLaughlin ... Birthdate: Sept. 13, 1989 ... nickname is "Bear" ... also lettered in softball and basketball ... high school tennis coach was Tom Derouin.

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