Cally Sampson
Cally  Sampson


Zionsville, Ind.

High School:




Ford, Seidl Win Races at Winter Invite

Cassidy Sampson moves into eighth place in team history in 100 backstroke


11 Boilermakers to Race at Ohio State

Purdue among 12-team field for annual two-day invitational meet in Columbus


Purdue Finishes in Top 25 Again at NCAAs

Four Boilermakers earn All-America honors, Purdue hosts Big Tens again


59 Boilers Tabbed Academic All-B1G

Purdue honored members of its basketball, swimming and diving and wrestling programs


Women Ready to Host B1G Championships

Boilermakers set 15 new records when they last hosted in 2010

2016-17 / AS A SOPHOMORE
Academic All-Big Ten
• Competed primarily in the backstroke events
• Posted career-best times in the 100 (53.97) and 200 back (2:01.25) at the Ohio State Winter Invite
• Nearly equaled those backstroke times (56.39, 2:01.75) while also recording a career best in the 50 free (24.76) a week later at the Boiler-Make-It NCAA last chance meet
• Purdue's top finisher in the backstroke events at Ohio State, finishing fourth in the 200 back and qualifying for the A final of both events
• Qualified for the C final of the 200 back at Virginia Tech's H2Okie Fall Invitational

2015-16 / AS A FRESHMAN
• Competed primarily in the backstroke events
• Posted season-best times in the 100 (57.99) and 200 back (2:05.48) as well as the 50 free (25.26) at the Ohio State Winter Invite
• Qualified for the A final of both backstroke events as well as the B final of the 50 free at Ohio State
• Qualified for the D final of the 200 back at the Purdue Invitational
• Made the travel roster for the Big Ten Triple Duals at Northwestern

• Four-year varsity letterwinner for coaches Scott Kubly and Eric Meyer at Zionsville Community High School in suburban Indianapolis
• Also a four-year varsity letterwinner in cross country and track & field
• Two-year Indiana state qualifier in the backstroke as an upperclassman
• Two-year academic all-state honoree in all three of her sports
• Helped lead ZHS to four straight sectional titles and two more in cross country
• Two-time all-sectional honoree in cross country
• Part of the 4x800m relay sectional champion with the track team as a sophomore
• Four-year honor roll student graduated cum laude
• Class officer on student government all four years and was selected as the homecoming queen

• Major: Supply Chain Information and Analytics
• Full name is Cally Kathleen Sampson
• Born in Naperville, Illinois
• Parents are Jon and Sarah Sampson
• Family also includes brothers Alex, Jack, Cooper, Logan and sisters Courtney, Cassidy, Carson, Caroline and Addison
• Cassidy joined Purdue swimming & diving in the fall of 2017
• Courtney was on the rowing team at Notre Dame
• Mother participated in cross country, track and soccer at Notre Dame and her father was part of the water polo club team
• Her great-great grandfather John Esterline played football at Purdue and her uncle Tom Esterline is also an alumnus

Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Pro Team: Indianapolis Colts
Favorite Coach: Scott Kubly
Favorite Aquatic Center (Other Than Purdue): IUPUI Natatorium
Swimmer She'd Like to Race Against: Ryan Lochte
Favorite Marquee Event: The Olympics
Would Like to Have Dinner With: Beyonce
Unique Skill/Hidden Talent: Great Rapper
In Her MP3 Player: Chance the Rapper
Last Concert She Attended: Bruno Mars
Band/Musician She'd Love to See Play Purdue: Beyonce
Favorite Social Media Platform: Instagram
Favorite Multimedia App: Spotify
Favorite Author: John Green
Last Book She Read: Paper Towns
Favorite Actor & Actress: Will Smith & Jennifer Aniston
Favorite Movie to Watch on Team Bus: She's The Man
Favorite Super-Hero: Spiderman
Favorite TV Show: How I Met Your Mother
Favorite Month: March
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Food: Chicken Nuggets
Favorite Dessert: Ice Cream
Favorite Purdue Landmark: Engineering Fountain
Favorite Big City: Chicago
Unique Travel Locale: Paris
Country She'd Like to Visit: Italy
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Water Skiing
Another Sport She Enjoys Playing: Soccer
Favorite Purdue Building: WALC
Favorite Thing About the Boilermaker Aquatic Center: The Hot Tub
Most Memorable Meet at Purdue: Big Tens 2017
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Carmen Martin, Spanish
Furry Friends: Dixie, Kiki, Lola, Daisy


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