Samantha Thompson
Position: Freestyle
Year: Junior
Hometown: Longview, Texas
High School: Hallsville HS
Experience: 2 Letters
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2013-14 – Missed the season due to injury.

2012-13: Took third with a time of 19:56.92 in the 1,650 free swim against Hendrix and Rhodes (Jan. 18)… Helped UALR win the Henderson State Invite (Nov. 9-10) with season-best times in the 100 free (59.27) 200 free (2:06.80) and 500 free (5:40.09)… Turned in a season-best time of 11:29.28 in the 1,000 free at the Hendrix Classic (Oct. 26)… Swam a season-best in the 50 free of 27.03 at the UALR Christmas Invitational (Nov. 29-Dec. 1)… Holds the best time for UALR in the 1,000 free this season with a time of 10:49.75... Named to the SBC Honor Roll for accumulating between a 3.0 and 3.49 GPA for the 2012-13 academic year.

2011-12: Finished third in the 500 free and fourth in the 1,000 free in her first collegiate meet at St. Louis ... Picked up an fourth place place finish in the 1,000 free at the Hendrix Classic ... Helped UALR to a win in the 1,500 free relay at the Hendrix Relays ... Also a member of UALR's fifth-place team in the 500 free relay at the Hendrix Relays ... Finished third in the 500 free and fourth in the 1,000 free at the UALR Invitational ... Helped UALR to a fifth-place finish in the 800 free relay at the UALR Christmas Invitational.

High School: Swam for coach Clark Wilson at Hallsville HS ... Was an all-district and all-region selection in 2008, 2010 and 2011 ... Won district in the 500 freestyle event in 2008 ... Served as team captain in 2008, 2010 and 2011 ... Was a Texas Merit Scholar and GLOBE Texas Scholar.

Personal: Born May 18, 1993 in New Port Richey, Fla. ... Parents are Kelly and Kristen Thompson ... Has one brother, Thomas, and two sisters, Jessica and Rachael ... Plans to major in Criminology at UALR.

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