Senior Spotlights: Sarah Reddick

Senior Spotlights: Sarah Reddick

By Jewel Della Valle

During her four years on Northeastern’s swimming ‘ diving team, Sarah Reddick has been a rock for the squad, winning the team MVP all four years, breaking five records as a sophomore and dominating the America East championship her sophomore and junior years.

Reddick, who competed in butterfly and individual medley events, shattered Northeastern records for the 100 freestyle, 100 butterfly, 200 freestyle relay, 200 medley relay and 400 freestyle relay as a sophomore.

“[My career] has been very positive and very rewarding,” Reddick said. “I’ve improved every year and I was really happy with how I swam every year.”

As a sophomore, Reddick also won all four races in which she competed against Boston University and Boston College, also winning seven straight events in February. Named to the All-Conference Team, she won 23 races that season and took home wins in one individual and three relay races at the America East competition.

Reddick continued to dominate her junior year, securing 14 victories in both individual races and team relays. She won the 100 and 200 butterfly at the America East competition and took fourth in the 400 individual medley, swam on the 200 and 400 relay teams that each finished second and on the 200 and 400 individual medley teams that finished second and third, respectively.

Northeastern left the America East in June 2005 and joined the CAA for the past season. Reddick won Northeastern’s first and only CAA championship title for swimming in the 100 butterfly as a senior. She placed fifth in the 50 freestyle and sixth in the 100 freestyle. The 400 relay team she swam with placed third.

The CAA Championship was Reddick’s last meet as a part of the Northeastern swimming ‘ diving team. The fourth-year psychology major said it was the best part of her career.

“My last meet, the championships this year, finishing and being happy about how I swam was the highlight of my career,” Reddick said.

She moved to New York one week after the season ended and is currently doing two music industry co-ops, one for a publicity company and another for an artist management company.

“I really appreciate swimming, because I think that it’s given me everything that I have right now,” Reddick said. “I think just being able to play something like that makes you a better person, stronger and more responsible.”

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