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Olivia Samson
Position: Freestyle
Year: Senior
Hometown: Clifton Park, N.Y.
High School: Shenendowa
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Named a team captain for the 2015-16 season

Junior (2014-15): Swam a 5:02.00 in the 500 free, 4:31.19 in the 400 IM and 17:16.86 in the 1650 free at the Brown Invitational … against Yale and Penn, she was ninth in the 1000 free (10:39.70) and eighth in the 500 free (5:10.57) … at the Ivy League Championship, she swam the 500 free (4:55.09), 1000 free (10:15.25) and 1650 free (17:02.87).

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 … at the Dartmouth Invitational, she was first in the 200 free (1:51.96), setting a pool record … at the Ivy League Championships, she swam the 500 free (4:57.82), 1000 free (10:12.60) and 1650 free (17:07.80).

Freshman (2012-13): Eight first-place finishes as a rookie … 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).

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 … holds the section 2 record in the 500 free 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 … Section 2 Most Outstanding Swimmer and Scholar Athlete in 2011.

Personal:  Daughter of John and Susan Samson.

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