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Samantha Vanderbilt
  • Sophomore
  • Backstroke
  • Nashville, Tenn. (Hendersonville)
  • All-American
  • All-SEC
Career Best Times
Event Time Date Opponent
50 free 24.13 2/20/2005 Last Chance Meet
100 free 53.41 11/6/2004 Purdue
200 free 1:50.02 10/28/2004 Georgia
50 back 25.80s 2005 SEC Championships
100 back 54.95 2005 SEC Championships
200 back 1:59.14 2005 SEC Championships
100 fly 56.72 2005 SEC Championships
200 IM 2:10.47 11/19/2004 Georgia Tech

UF All-Time Ranking: Ranks second as a member of the 200 MR team (1:39.37).

National/International Competition: Competed in the 2004 Grand Prix in Indianapolis, where she finished sixth in the 100 back Took 19th at the U.S. Nationals in the 100 back in 2001 Finished fourth at the American Short Course Championships in 2002 in the 100 back Took eighth at the 2001 U.S. National Championships in the 400 MR Competed at the Janet Evans International Grand Prix Invitational in 2004, where she garnered 17th place Took 42nd at the U.S. Olympic trials in the 100 back.

At Florida:
All-American in the 200 MR All-SEC honoree in the 200 MR Recorded 26 top-10 finishes Swam one automatic NCAA time (200 MR at SEC Championships) and five provisional qualifying times Led-off the sixth-place 200 MR team at the NCAA Championships, also competed in the 200 back in which she registered a top-30 finish Swam the opening leg of the 200 MR team which took bronze at the SEC Championships Also finished ninth in the 200 back, with a provisional time in the prelims (2:00.66) and a career-best and provisional clocking in the finals (1:59.14) Recorded a provisional time and career-best (55.72) in a 12th-place effort in the finals of the 100 fly at the SEC Championships, and posted a career mark and provisional time (56.72) in the 100 fly in the prelims at the SEC Championships Recorded a career-best in the 50 free (24.13) in the Last Chance Meet (2/20) Swam the opening leg of the 200 MR team which took first place, and added another first-place finish in the 100 back against IRCC (2/5) Led-off the champion 200 MR team, and finished third in the 200 back against Tennessee (1/29) Posted a first-place finish after swimming the first leg of the 400 MR team against Virginia (1/28) Swam on the first-place 200 MR team, also took third in the 200 back against Alabama (1/22) Placed third in the 50 free and the 200 back against Miami (1/8) Swam the leadoff leg of the first-place 400 MR team and the second-place 200 MR unit at the Miami Invitational (1/7), also notched a third-place effort in the 100 back Won the 100 back, led-off the championship 200 MR team and swam second on the second-place 400 FR team at Georgia Tech (11/19-21) Recorded a career-best in the 200 IM (2:10.47) against the Yellow Jackets (11/19-21) Won the 100 back and swam the third leg of the third-place 400 MR team against Florida State (11/16) Swam the opening leg of the second-place 400 MR team against South Carolina (11/12) Led-off the fifth-place 200 MR team and posted a career-best (53.41) in the 100 free against Purdue (11/6) Earned a fifth-place finish in the 200 free against Georgia (10/28) Finished third in the 100 back and fourth in the 100 fly against Michigan (10/16) Recorded runner-up finishes in the 100 and 200 back events against Florida Atlantic (10/8).

High School: Two-time Tennessee State Champion and record holder in the 100 back In 2002, won the state meet 100 back in 55.96 and in 2001 set the state record with a title-claiming time of 55.95 Hendersonville High record holder in the 50 free (24.49), 100 fly (56.09) and 100 back (54.97) Member of the two-time Mid-State regional championship team Member of the four-time top five public high school finishing team MVP all four years Received All-American honors in 2002, 2003 and 2004 Recorded personal-best times in the 50 free (23.59), 100 free (52.10),100 back (54.97),200 back (2.00.79) and 100 fly (56.09).

Club: Member of the Nashville Aquatics Club Broke a record set in 1978 by former Gator Tracy Caulkins in the 100 back with a time of 54.

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