Cally Sampson
Cally  Sampson

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Zionsville, Ind.

High School:
Zionsville

Event:
Backstroke

Birthdate:
03/18/1997

04/12/2017

Purdue Finishes in Top 25 Again at NCAAs

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

03/22/2017

59 Boilers Tabbed Academic All-B1G

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

02/14/2017

Women Ready to Host B1G Championships

Boilermakers set 15 new records when they last hosted in 2010

02/12/2017

Swimmers Post Season-Best Times at OSU

Giesler, Guhlstorf and Sampson were Purdue's top finishers in 2 events

02/10/2017

9 Boilermakers to Race at Ohio State

Purdue among expanded 11-team field featuring 7 teams from power conferences

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

HIGH SCHOOL
• 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

PERSONAL
• Major: Supply Chain Management
• 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 is 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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