TEAM CANADA

2013-Current

Sara has been a key member of the Women's Canadian National team since the summer of 2013, which was her senior year of high school. She also played one year on the Junior National team where they played on home soil in Brampton, Ontario for the Junior World Championships.

 

Groenewegen was a significant member of the 2015 Pan American Championship team. Starting the gold medal game, Groenewegen pitched an eight inning - seven strikeout game allowing just one earned run against Team USA. The championship game win was the first gold medal for Team Canada Softball in the Pan American Championships in 32 years. 

 

Groenewegen was also a member of the team that earned a bronze medal at the 2016 World Championships in Surrey, B.C.

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Most recently, Groenewegen played a large role in helping Team Canada secure a spot in the 2020 Olympic games. Team Canada qualified on Sara's home soil in Surrey, British Columbia.

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA

2014-2017

FRESHMAN

Big Ten Freshman of the Year
• Big Ten Pitcher of the Year
• 1st Team All-Big 10
• 2nd Team NFCA All-Region (Great Lakes)
• Gopher Sports Female Rookie of the Year
• Team Freshman of the Year
• Top-10 NFCA National Freshman of the Year finalist
• Big Ten Tournament Champions

• Led the nation in Strikeouts per 7 innings

SOPHMORE

• NFCA All-American (2nd Team)

• Big Ten Player of the Year

• 1st Team All-Big 10

• 1st Team NFCA All-Region (Great Lakes)

• Team Pitcher of the Year

• Academic All-Big 10

• USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year Award top-10 finalist

JUNIOR

• NFCA All-American (1st team)
• 1st Team NFCA All-Region (Great Lakes)
• 1st Team All-Big 10
• Academic All-Big 10
• USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year Award top-10 finalist
• Big Ten Tournament - Most Outstanding Player
• Big Ten Tournament Champions

• Led the nation in strikeouts

•Team Pitcher of the Year

SENIOR

• NFCA All-American (1st team)

• Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-American (3rd team)

• 1st Team NFCA All-Region (Great Lakes)

• Top-10 finalist for the Senior CLASS Award
• 1st Team All-Big 10
• Academic All-Big 10
• USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year Award top-10 finalist
• Big Ten Tournament - Most Outstanding Player
• Big Ten Tournament Champions

• Team Pitcher of the Year

NATIONAL PRO FASTPITCH 

2017-Current

AKRON

RACERS

Sara was the 2nd Overall Pick in the 2017 National Professional Fastpitch Draft by the Akron Racers and played her first professional season in 2017.

CANADIAN WILD

of Southern Illinois

 In her second season in the National Pro Fastpitch league, Groenewegen was one of the league's top pitchers, earning All-NPF. She ended the 2019 season with a 1.52 ERA going 6-4 with 3 saves. She made 17 appearances, 11 starts, had 73.2 innings pitched, and struck out 64. She threw 4 complete games and 1 shut out.