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Samuel Schilling

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Position
Senior
Class
Excelsior, Minn.
Hometown
Minnetonka
High School

2016 U.S. Olympic Trials Qualifier

All-American
2020: 200 Free, 400 Free Relay, 800 Free Relay
2019: 800 Free Relay

All-ACC
2020:
200 Free

Virginia Career Best
50 Free:
20.52
100 Free: 43.88
200 Free: 1:33.42
500 Free: 4:19.15
200 Breast: 1:55.54

2019-20
• NCAA Championships cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
• ACC runner-up in the 200-yard freestyle
• Placed fourth in the 400-yard freestyle relay and fifth in the 800-yard freestyle at the ACC Championships
• Finished 12th in the 200-yard breaststroke and 15th in the 500-yard freestyle with career-best times in both events
• Recorded a career-best time in the 200-yard freestyle, third fastest time in program history, at the conference championships
•  Set a school record with the 400-yard freestyle relay team at the Tennessee Invitational
• Placed sixth in the 200-yard freestyle, 11th in the 200-yard breaststroke and 14th in the 500-yard freestyle at the Tennessee Invitational
• Won the 200-yard freestyle in the team’s dual meet against Tennessee
• Placed third in the 200-yard breaststroke, fourth in the 200-yard individual medley and fifth in the 500-yard freestyle at the USC Trojan Invitational
• Named to the All-ACC Academic Team
• Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll

2018-19
• Competed with the 800 free relay at the NCAA Championships, earning first-team All-America honors
• Finished eighth at the NCAA Championships in the 800 free relay
• Placed 15th in the 200 free, 16th in the 500 free and 26th in the 100 free at the ACC Championships
• Placed second in the 800 free relay at the ACC Championships, in addition to finishing eighth with the 200 free relay
• Finished fourth in the 200 free and 10th in the 100 free at the UGA Fall Invitational
• Ranks second in UVA history in the 800 free relay

2017-18
• Competed in the 50, 100 and 200-yard freestyle at the ACC Championships
• Recorded a career-best swim in all three events at the ACC Championships
• Finished 11th in the 200-yard freestyle at teh UGA Fall Invitational

Background
• Was a three-time MVP for high school team
• Named Minnesota High School Champions senior year
• Captured state championship in 200-yard medley relay with state record and national public high school record
• Was a two-time state champion in the 400-yard freestyle relay, in addition to being a three-time state champion and record holder in the 200-yard freestyle, state champion and record holder in the 100-yard freestyle and two-time state champion in 500-yard freestyle
• Named Minnesota Class AA Boys’ Swimmer of the Year
• Qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials in the 200-meter freestyle

Personal
• Son of Bill and Ellen Schilling
• Has a sister, Amelia
• Sister swam at Illinois