Helped LSU win the team title at the LSU Invitational with a 10th-place showing (3 mile/18:50.58) ... crossed the finish line with a 6k time of 21:53.8 to finish 117th at the SEC Championships ... registered a 6k readout of 23:06.4 at the Arturo Barrios Invitational to place 121st ... took 153rd at the Arturo Barrios Invitational (6k/20:08.66).
LSU Soccer (2016 and 2017)
Played in a total of four matches and recorded two shots … honored for her academic performance with a selection to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll in 2016.
Prior to LSU
A decorated cross country runner and track athlete in her time at Parkway High School … nominated for Louisiana’s Gatorade Girls’ Cross Country Runner of the Year while also being named the Times Best of Northwest Louisiana Preps Cross Country Runner of the Year as a junior in 2014-15 … crowned the Louisiana Class 5A State Champion and Louisiana Individual Composite State Champion in cross country in 2014-15 … a three-year all-state performer in cross country … four times a first-team all-district and all-metro runner and a two-time District MVP in cross country … member of Parkway High School’s Class 5A State Championship team for the 2013-14 season while finishing seventh individually at the state meet that year … was the Class 5A state champion in the 3,200 meters and state silver medalist in the 800 meters during her junior season on the track in 2015 … a former all-state, all-region and all-district performer on the track during her prep career … honored as the Bossier Press Tribune Parish Female Athlete of the Year for 2014-15 … a four-year starter for the soccer team at Parkway as well … scored 72 career goals and dished out 56 assists in her final three years of prep soccer.
Full name is Sara Elizabeth Funderburk … Born on March 4, 1998 … Parents are Wallace Funderburk and Ashlie Walpole Plunkett … Has an older brother, Zachary, who is a member of the wrestling team at Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa … Has a cousin, Seth Lugo, who played college baseball at Centenary College in Shreveport and is currently playing in AAA as a pitcher in the New York Mets organization … An active member of the student body at Parkway High School … An honor student with a 3.93 cumulative grade-point average to rank No. 8 out of 279 students in her class … Member of the National Honor Society, National Beta Club and Mu Alpha Theta while in high school … A Red Jacket Member at Parkway High School as a student ambassador … Served as junior class secretary in 2014-15 and student body secretary in 2015-16 … Also an American Legion Auxiliary Girls State Delegate in 2015 … Enjoys hunting, fishing and horseback riding outside of athletics … is majoring in animal science.