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Sam O'Brien

Free/Back
Position
Senior
Class
Round Hill, Va.
Hometown
Loudon Valley HS
High School
UNCW
Previous School
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Sam O'Brien - Swimming & Diving - Virginia Cavaliers

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AT VIRGINIA

2023-24

• Finished 22nd with a time of 2:03.44 in the 200 back at the Toyota U.S. Open
Finished fourth in the 1650-yard free (15:16.07) at Tennessee Invite
• Finished eighth in the 200 back (1:46.83) at Tennessee Invite
• Finished fifth (4:22.10) in the 500 free at Tennessee Invite
• Named to College Sports Communicators’ Academic All-District team
• An ACC All-Academic selection
• Named a second-team 2024 CSCAA Scholar All-American

AT UNCW

2022-23
• Earned All-CAA honors in the 500 and 1650 Free and the 200 IM
• Defended the CAA Championships in the 500 and 1650 Free at the conference championship meet
• Earned three gold medals and a silver at the meet
• Posted personal-best times in all three events
• Led Seahawks with 57 points at the CAA meet
• Competed in all 11 meets for the Seahawks
• Won eight events during the season and totaled 16 top-three finishes
• Won the 500, 1650 and 200 IM against William & Mary

2021-22
• Honored as the CAA Co-Rookie Swimmer of the Year
• Won both the 500 (4:23.83) and 1650 Freestyles (15:27.16) with school-record times at the CAA Championships
• Earned All-CAA honors in three individual events
• Finished second in the 400 IM
• Added an All-CAA honor as a member of the winning 800 Free Relay

BACKGROUND
• Swam for the FISH
• Placed 7th in 200 backstroke at wave one of the 2021 Olympic Trials wave 1 qualifier
• Two-time swimming state champion
• Loudoun Valley Most outstanding male athlete

PERSONAL
• Born to Eric and Carla O’Brien
• Psychology major