Columbia Archery BIO
Sarah Chai
Player Profile:
Sarah Chai 195896
Position: Recurve
Year: Senior
Hometown: Irvine, Calif.
High School: Irvine

2010-11:  Had another sensational season ... All-American, All-East and All-Academic for the third straight year ... part of the recurve trio that won the outdoor National Championship title ... also helped recurve team to a gold medal at Indoor Nationals (East Region) and bronze medal at ERIAC ... individually one of the team's most consistent shooters ... took top honors at Nanook of the North, Eastern Seaboard FITA and Indoor Nationals ... won silver at USIAC after falling to Olympian Jenny Nichols of Texas A&M ... finished in the top-eight for American shooters at the Gator Cup to qualify for the World Team trials.

2009-10:  All-American, All-East and All-Academic for the second consecutive year ... one of the team's most consistant shooters ... member of three-person recurve team to win gold at the East Regional Intercollegiate Archery Championships ... also a member of the team to win silver at the United States Intercollegiate Archery Championships (USIAC) ... won gold at the US Indoor Championships ... took top honors in season opener at Eastern Seaboard FITA with a 544 ... also won gold at Cupid Classic after firing a 532.

2008-09:  Outstanding first season capped off with a silver at the US Intercollegiate Archery Championship (USIAC) ... only loss of the tournament was to two-time Olympian Jenny Nichols for the individual national title ... All-American, All-East, All-Academic ... finished third at the Pennsylvania State Indoor Championship with a 534 ... 496 was good enough for fourth at the Adam Wheatcroft Memorial Tournament.

At Irvine:  Student council community service officer ... winter prom queen ... National Honor Society president ... National Merit finalist.

Ranked eighth among U.S. Juniors ... qualified for the 2008 Beijing Olympics ... broke two California state records ... finished fifth at 2007 JOAD (Junior Olympic Development) Nationals, eighth at 2008 Indoor Nationals ... attended the Korea National Sports University this summer for intensive training.

Sociology major.

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