Olivia Samson
Position: Freestyle
Year: Junior
Hometown: Clifton Park, N.Y.
High School: Shenendowa
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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)…Had three top finishes at the Dartmouth Invitational…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)…Pair of wins against New Hampshire in the 500-Free (5:01.13) and1000-Free (10:18.42)…Had three top-five finishes in the Penn/Yale meet…Placed fourth in the 500-Free (5:02.46) and fifth in the 200-Free (1:53.19) and 1000-Free (10:16.02)…Finished first in two races against Vermont in the 500-free (5:05.51) and 1000-Free (10:25.65)…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 ... Team 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 ... Family member, Jose Samson, attended Dartmouth and is a member of the Class of 1980.

Samson's Top Times 

Event Times
100-yard Freestyle 53.92
200-yard Freestyle 1:51.49
500-yard Freestyle 4:52.02
1,000-yard Freestyle 10:14.74
1,650-yard Freestyle 16:41.62
200-yard Individual Medley 2:11.53
400-yard Individual Medley 4:34.50