Purdue opens its new season with the Black & Gold Intrasquad
Purdue Personal Preferences Favorite Athlete: Gabby Douglas
In Her MP3 Player: Dropkick Murphys
Last Concert She Attended: Red Hot Chili Peppers
Favorite Actor and Actress: Joseph Gordon-Levitt & Anne Hathaway
Favorite Author: Jane Austen
Favorite Month: September
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Food: Mustard Chicken
Favorite Purdue Building: Lawson
Favorite Big City: Minneapolis
Unique Travel Locale: The Caribbean
Most Memorable at Purdue: 2012 Ohio State Winter Invite
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Gustavo Rodriguez-Rivera, Computer Science
Furry Friends: Dixie, Yorkie-Poodle Mix & Shelly, Shetland Sheep Dog
Other Hobbies: Reading
2011-12: Big Ten Swimmer of the Week (Feb. 14)... Academic All-Big Ten... Feulner competed in the freestyle sprints... swept the 50, 100 and 200 free at the Ohio State Winter Invite to win Big Ten Swimmer of the Week honors for the second year in a row... posted her season-best times in the 100 (51.95) and 200 free (1:54.98) at the OSU Winter Invite... season-best time in the 50 free (23.88) was at the Boiler-Make-It Last Chance NCAA Qualifier... swam the 50 free at the Big Ten Quad hosted by Minnesota in her return to her native state... competed in each of the three freestyle sprints at the Ohio State Invitational... raced in the 50 free in every meet in which she competed.
2010-11: Big Ten Swimmer of the Week (Feb. 15)... Feulner competed in the freestyle sprints, swimming the 50 free in every meet in which she saw action... garnered Swimmer of the Week honors after winning the 50 and 100 free at the Ohio State Winter Invite... posted season-best time in the 50 free (24.17) at the Boiler-Make-It Last Chance meet... top time in the 100 free (52.28) came at the OSU Winter Invite... competed in the 50, 100 and 200 free and the 100 fly at the Purdue Invitational... also swam the 100 fly at the Florida Atlantic Invitational.
Before Purdue: Four-year varsity letter-winner and team MVP... four-time all-conference honoree... all-state as a senior after medaling at the MSHSL state meet in the 100 free... established new school records in the 100 and 200 free as a senior... senior year winner of the Athena Award as the most outstanding female athlete... state qualifier in the 100 and 200 free as a junior as well as a Top 16 finalist in the state... also qualified for state in the 100 free as a sophomore... USA Scholastic All-American... National Merit Commended Scholar and AP Scholar... USA Junior Nationals qualifier... USA Speedo Sectional Top 16 qualifier.
Personal: Full name is Samantha Lou Feulner... born in Bloomington, Minn.... daughter of Chris and Mary Beth Feulner... family also includes sister Lauren... her parents and sister also attended Purdue... majoring in computer science.