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Olivia Samson
Position: Freestyle
Year: Junior
Hometown: Clifton Park, N.Y.
High School: Shenendowa
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Sophomore (2013-14): Opened her season against Cornell and Harvard with an eighth place finish in the 1000 free (10:34.63) and a fifth in the 500 free (5:06.10) … at the Big Al Invitational, she improved to 4:58.17 in the 500 free to take 17th … also came seventh in the 400 IM (4:30.07), 16th in the 200 free (1:53.04) and 14th in the 1650 free (17:15.04) … at the Dartmouth Invitational, she was first in the 200 free (1:51.96), setting a pool record … won the 200 IM (2:10.18) in the meet against UConn … at the Ivy League Championships, she placed 23rd in the 500 free (4:57.82), 19th in the 1000 free (10:12.60) and 19th in the 1650 free (17:07.80).

Freshman (2012-13): Eight first-place finishes as a rookie swimmer … competed in the Ivy League Championships in three events and finished eighth in the 1650 free (16:41.62) … won the 1000 free (10:14.74) and placed third in the 500 free (4:58.86) against Columbia … had a trio of first-place finishes against UConn in the 200 free (1:53.43), 500 free (5:00.74) and the 1000 free (10:17.89) … finished second in the 1650 free (17:22.94) and third in the 500 free (5:00.56) and the 400 IM (4:34.50) at the Dartmouth Invitational … had a third and fourth-place finish in the 500 free (5:03.34) and 1000 free (10:30.41), respectively in the Cornell/Harvard meet. 

Before Dartmouth: Started swimming varsity at Shenedehwa High School in seventh grade ... captain as a senior ... led her team to three consecutive Section 2 Division I Championships ... in 2011-12 team was NYS Champions in Section 2 ... two-time Section 2 200 free champion ... Claimed the 100 free title in 2008-09 is the three-time Section 2 500 free champion ... Holds the section 2 record with a time of 4:58.41 ... won the 1650 free at the 2011 North Region Eastern Zone ... two-time Most Outstanding Swimmer ... Most Honorable Player as a senior ... Section 2 Most Outstanding Swimmer and Scholar Athlete in 2011.

Personal:  Daughter of John and Susan Samson.

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