• 11 NCAA Div. III national team championships
  • 32 NCAA Div. III individual championships
  • 176 Iowa Conference titles
  • 23 Iowa Conference all-sports titles
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Sarah Paulson

Senior, basketball, golf

(What you won't find on Facebook...even if you are approved as a friend)

Hometown: Ottumwa, Iowa

High School: Ottumwa

Why Central?
I loved the feeling I got when I visited and it allowed me to play both basketball and golf!

Your favorite professor and why
Sam Mate-Kodjo because it was after having him as a professor that I really fell in love with Spanish and made me want to pursue a career involved with Spanish.

Dream job
Probably working at a summer camp because I love all the fun activities we get to do and it’s a great way to meet new people and have a positive effect on younger people’s lives.

Favorite Central trip
Nationals at Port St. Lucie, FL freshman year for golf.

How difficult is it to play two sports in college?
I wouldn’t say it is difficult because I have always had coaches that work well with me and are understanding in what comes first depending on my season. I have never felt overloaded with being in 2 sports. 

Favorite Central athletics memory
“It’s not the destination, it’s the journey.” A quote from a result of taking a detour to the Texas Longhorn’s football stadium in my sophomore year basketball Christmas break trip!

The thing you love most about your teams
The girls I am surrounded by each and every day. I couldn’t ask for better teammates.

Person past or present you’d like to have lunch with
Jesus.  He has all the answers :)

A sport you wish you could play better
Ping pong…does that count as a sport? I would love to be an awesome ping pong player!

The thing most people don’t know about Coach Jacobsma
He’s got a very goofy side to him that we’ve only seen glimpses of.

Artist (dead or alive) you’d love to see in concert
Carrie Underwood

Favorite Disney prince
I don’t have favorite Disney prince, but I do have a secret love for the horse off of Tangled. Maximus is hilarious.

Funniest person on the basketball team
Annie Sarcone…she’s hilarious haha.

What you like best about Coach Jacobsma’s intricate offense
When we run it well, it almost always works. We get the shots we want out of his offense.

Word or phrase you use too often

What you’re reading
The Bible and Captivating

Bucket list
1. Figure out God’s calling for me and follow that
2. Learn how to ride a horse while it’s galloping
3. Travel more of the world
4. Go on a Mission Trip



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