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Samantha James

Free/Back
Position
Sophomore
Class
Kenilworth, Ill.
Hometown
New Trier
High School

Virginia Career Bests
50 Free:
23.33
100 Free: 50.46
200 Free: 1:48.16
500 Free: 4:45.90
100 Back: 55.77

2015-16
• Won 500-yard freestyle in career-best 4:45.90 at ECAC Championships
• Placed fourth in 200 free and 100 free at ECACs
• Posted career-best marks in 200 free (1:48.16) and 100 back (55.77) at ECACs
• Set season-best 100 free (50.81) at ECACs

2014-15
• Swam season-best times in the 100 free (51.18) and 200 free (1:49.43) at the Virginia Tech Invitational
• Posted a season-best time in the 500 free (4:59.35) at the Georgia Fall Invitational

2013-14
• Won the 200 free at the Cavalier Invite
• 14th in the 100 back, 19th in the 100 free and 21st in the 50 free and 200 free at the Ohio State Invite
• Set season-best times in the 50 free (23.49) and 200 free (1:49.38) at the OSU Invite
• Swam a season-best time in the 100 free (50.72) at the Cavalier Invite

2012-13
• Set season-best times in the 50-yard freestyle (23.33), 100 free (50.46) and 200 free (1:48.27) at the Cavalier Invite
• Won all three events at the Cavalier Invite
• Top dual-meet finish was second (three times in the 100 free)

Background
• Illinois state champion in 100 free her junior and senior years
• U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier in 100 and 200 back
• A USA Swimming Scholastic All-American
• Selected as team captain for her senior year at New Trier

Personal
• Daughter of Candace and Andy James
• Has a sister, Libby
• Mother, Candace, swam at Georgia
• Swam for Bruce Woodbury at New Trier High School
• Coached by Bob Kizer at New Trier Swim Club