Induction Year: 2011
A member of two UW-Superior softball conference championship teams, Sarah Tarasewicz enters the UW-Superior Hall of Fame in 2011 as an individual as well as a member of the 2002 softball team. She entered the hall for the first time in 2010 as a member of the 2004 softball team.
Ms. Tarasewicz was a First Team All-WIAC selection as a freshman in 2002, helping the Yellowjackets to the WIAC playoff title, earning a berth in the NCAA tournament. She was a First Team All-WIAC selection again in 2003 when she led the nation in triples.
In 2004, Ms. Tarasewicz lost part of her season to injury, but was still All-WIAC Honorable Mention when she was having arguably her best college season, showing the amount of respect coaches in the conference had for her ability. Despite the injury, Ms. Tarasewicz bounced back in her senior season, bringing home First Team All-WIAC honors for the third time.
She also was a First Team All-American and was named WIAC Player of the Year, the only UW-Superior softball player to receive each honor.
Even though she graduated six years ago, the Hurley, Wis., native can still be found all over the WIAC record book. She is tied for the conference record in home runs with 38, and holds the conference record for the highest slugging percentage at .926. She is second all-time in WIAC history in triples with 21 and is sixth all-time in batting average at .427. She led the conference in slugging percentage three times, triples twice and home runs and walks once each.
Ms. Tarasewicz currently is an assistant director of athletic communications at the University of Central Florida.