Sarah Turchanik


Player profile

  • Year Senior
  • Height 5-7
  • Hometown North Royalton, Ohio
  • Last School North Royalton HS
  • Club Team Ridgewood YMCA Dolphins

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Instagram: sarah.turchanik

Career Bests

Career Honors

  • OSU Scholar-Athlete (2021)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2021)
  • CSCAA Scholar All-American (2021)

2020-21 (Sophomore) 

  • Competed in all three of the Buckeyes’ regular season meets
  • Earned points for the Buckeyes in the 200 IM and 200 Fly, also swam in the 400 IM at the Big Ten Championships
  • Recorded personal best times in the 200 Fly (1:59.20) and 200 IM (1:59.23) at the conference championships

2019-20 (Freshman)

  • Had an outstanding OSU Winter Invitational with five personal best times in six total races
  • Placed first in both the 200 Fly prelim and final, and the 200 IM prelim and final, as well as second place in the 400 IM final at the OSU winter Invitational
  • Earned a first-place finish vs. Michigan in the 200 Fly with a time of 2:06.50
  • Continued to show strong 200 Fly performances with another first place finish and an improved time of 2:04.73 against Pitt
  • Swam a personal best time in the 200 IM as well as four additional season best times at the OSU Invitational

Prior to Ohio State

  • Four year letterwinner at North Royalton High School
  • Four-time team MVP
  • Named captain her senior season
  • Placed fifth at states her senior season for her highest finish in four years
  • Swam for six seasons for the Ridgewood Dolphins


  • Daughter of Margaret and Bob Turchanik
  • Has one brother, Rob
  • Hopes to attend graduate school and become a sports and child psychologist
  • Greatest sports thrill: Winning a swim-off in the 50 Fly at Nationals to compete in the A Final