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2007 Women's Swimming & Diving Roster

Samantha Vanderbilt

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CLASS
SR
Hometown
Nashville, Tenn. (Hendersonville)
Experience
3L
School

Five-time All-American
Seven-time All-SEC

Career Best Times  
Short Course (Yards)  
50 Free - 23.47p (2007 SEC Championships)
100 Free - 51.79s (FSU, 11/20/07)
200 Free - 1:50.02 (Georgia, 10/28/04)
100 Back 53.75p (2008 NCAA Championships)
200 Back - 1:57.36 (2008 SEC Championships)
100 Fly 54.34p (2008 SEC Championships)
200 IM - 2:10.47 (Georgia Tech, 11/19/04)
   
(Long Course Meters)  
50 Free- 27.06 (Alabama, 11/30/07)
100 Free- 1:03.43 (Michigan, 10/19/07)
50 Back- 30.19s (Michigan, 10/19/07)
100 Back 1:02.95 (2007 ConocoPhillips U.S. Nationals)
200 Back - 2:18.35 (2005 ConocoPhillips U.S. Nationals)]
100 Fly -1:04.18 (Auburn, 1/26/08)

UF All-Time Ranking:
Ranks second as a member of the 200 MR team (1:39.37) … Third in the 200 MR (1:39.72) … Sixth in the 200 MR (1:40.19) … Eighth in the 100 back (54.33) … Fifth in the 100-meter back (1:02.95).

National/International Competition:
Came away with a 19th place finish in the 100-meter back (1:02.95) at the 2007 ConocoPhillips U.S. Nationals … Posted a time of 1:04.02 in the 100-meter back at the 2006 ConocoPhillips U.S. Nationals to finish 40th … Also finished 32nd in the 200-meter back (2:19.55) at the national meet … 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:
2007-08:  Finished her career with one All-American honor at the NCAA Championships in Columbus (3/20-22), placing 10th in the 100 back (53.77) … Also came in 27th in the 200 back (1:57.65) at the NCAA meet … Opened the SEC Championship meet (2/20-22) with a fifth place finish in the consolation final (54.44) of the 100 fly … Also touched sixth in the 100 back (54.29) and ninth in the 200 back (1:57.36) in Tuscaloosa … Was third in the 50 free (24.32) and first in the 100 back (2:02.11) in the win over FAU (2/9) … Placed second in the 100 back (56.21) for her best finish at Tennessee (2/1) … Got her best finish against Auburn in the 100-meter back (1:05.05), placing third … Touched second in the 200 back (1:59.95) for her best finish against LSU (1/12) … Placed second in the 100 free (52.01) in the tri-meet win over Araksas and IRCC (1/5) … Finished fourth in the 50-meter free (57.06) at the Alabama Invitational … Placed third in the 200 back (1:59.83) in the win over Florida State (11/20) … Finished first in the 100 back (55.53) and third in the 100-meter fly (56.36) at the Boilermaker Invitational (11/16-18) … Touched first in the 100-meter back (56.09) for her best finish against Kentucky (11/1) … Earned the win in the 100-meter back (1:05.26) for her best finish against Michigan (10/19-20) … Was second in the 100 back (56.22) and 200 back (2:02.85) at Minnesota (10/13) … Placed second in the 100 back (56.04) for her best finish in the season opener at Virginia (10/11).

2006-07: Finished 20th in the 100 back at the NCAA Championships with a career-best time of 54.33 … Posted a time of 23.56 in the 50 free and a mark of 55.14 in the 100 back at the Georgia Last Chance Meet (2/17-18) … Earned three all-conference honors at the SEC Championships in Lexington, Ky. (2/7-10) … Placed sixth in the 100 back (55.31), 12th in the 200 back (2:01.84) and 17th in the 50 free (23.47) … Also led off the fourth-place 200 MR squad (1:40.35) … Touched third in the 200 back (2:04.94) against FAU (1/27) … Swam to a fifth-place finish in the 50 free (24.07) versus Tennessee (1/26) … Won the 100 back (56.60) and placed fourth in the 50 free (24.12) in the tri-meet sweep of Alabama and South Carolina (1/20) … Also led off the first-place 400 MR (3:48.53) … Notched an NCAA provisional time of 55.53 in the 100 back against Auburn (1/19) to finish third … Also touched third in the 100 fly (56.52) versus the Tigers … Won the 200 back (2:03.26) against Indian River CC (1/13) … Finished third in the 50 free (23.93) and swam exhibition in the 100 fly (56.40) against Virginia (1/12) … Also led off the winning 200 MR squad (1:42.85) against the Cavaliers … Placed 10th in the 100 back with an NCAA provisional time of 54.74, and finished 39th in the 50 free (24.15) at the Texas Invite (11/30-12/2) … Took first in the 100 back (56.64) versus Florida State (11/21) … Placed second in the 100 back (56.67) and fourth in the 50 free (24.27) against LSU (11/9) … Picked up victories in both the 100 (56.34) and 200 back (2:02.54) in the Gators’ defeat of Minnesota (10/27) … Took sixth in the 200 back (2:02.12) versus Georgia (10/26) … Finished fifth in the 200 back (2:05.11) against Michigan (10/14).

2005-06: SEC Academic Honor Roll selection … Earned three All-America honors at the NCAA Championships in Athens, Ga. (3/16-18) … Helped the 200 MR (1:40.19) and 400 MR (3:39.67) teams both place 11th at Nationals … Also helped the 200 FR team finish 16th (1:33.32) …  All-SEC performer in the 100 back, 200 MR and 400 MR  … Posted seven NCAA provisional qualifying times as an individual, as well as an automatic qualifying time in the 200 MR at the SEC Championships …Turned in a top-30 finish in the 100 back (55.23) and competed in the 200 back (2:01.10) at the NCAA Championships (3/16-18) … Placed eighth in the 100 back (55.16) at the SEC Championships (2/15-18) … Swam the lead leg of the third-place 400 MR team (3:39.43) … Also competed in the 50 free and notched a career-best time of 23.91 at the conference championships … Placed third in the 50 free (24.72) against Indian River CC (2/04) … Led off the 200 MR team that took the win (1:43.99) vs. IRCC … Helped the 400 MR squad finish first (3:43.79) against Tennessee (1/28) … Finished third in the 100 back (55.91) against Auburn (1/21) … Also helped the 200 MR team finish first (1:41.41) vs. the Tigers … Led off the 200 MR team that finished first (1:42.98) in the triangular with Arkansas and Alabama (1/20) … Earned the win in the 100 back (56.11) and placed third in the 200 back (2:03.96) against LSU … Also helped the 200 MR to another victory (1:44.26) in the meet with the Tigers … Won the 100 back (56.05) and touched second in the 200 back (2:02.66) vs. Penn State (1/07) … Claimed runner-up honors in the 200 back (2:02.04) in the dual win over Florida State (11/22) … Posted a third-place finish in the 100 back (56.80) and a fourth-place showing in the 200 back (2:02.53) at the Purdue Invitational (11/18-20) … Helped the 200 MR team to a runner-up performance (1:33.43) and the 400 MR team to the same outcome (3:44.47) at the PU meet … Won the 100 back (56.88) and took third in the 200 back (2:06.63) against Florida Atlantic (11/11) … Notched a runner-up finish in the 100 back (55.98) at the Dallas Morning News Classic (10/21-22) … Posted a third-place finish in the 50 free (24.40) vs. South Carolina (10/15/05) … Opened the season with a second-place showing in the 200 back (2:02.23) and a third-place finish in the 50 free (24.26) against Virginia (10/14).

2004-05: 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 … 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, she 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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