Samm Reese
Samm  Reese


Granger, Ind.

High School:
St. Joseph




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Vincent All-America Again; Purdue 19th

Boilermakers with three full-fledged All-Americans in same year for only second time


Jinq: From Olympian to All-American

Sophomore qualifies for championship final of 100 breast after being seeded 20th


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All-American Meitz Fifth in 500 Free

Reese, Meixner earn honorable mention All-America accolades in 1-meter diving


2014 Indiana Intercollegiates Mega Gallery

Purdue men and women host the Indiana Intercollegiates at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center


Miami/Intrasquad Meet

Season opening action for Purdue men and women


2014-15 Purdue Team Photos

Purdue Women's Swimming & Diving 2014-15 team photos

2016-17 / AS A JUNIOR
Honorable Mention All-America (1-Meter)
NCAA Championships Qualifier (1-Meter, 3-Meter)
Academic All-Big Ten
• Competed in the springboard events
• Finished sixth in the consolation final of 1-meter in her debut at the NCAA Championships to earn All-America honors
• Accounted for 36 team points at the Big Ten Championships after scoring in both of her events
• Posted a team season-best score on 3-meter (334.30) at Big Tens while qualifying for the championship final
• Also was 21st in the 3-meter prelims at NCAAs after finishing fourth in the event at Zones to clinch a berth at NCAAs on day one
• Season-best score on 1-meter (286.75) was at Zones
• Victorious on 1-meter at the Indiana Intercollegiates
• Won the 3-meter non-scoring exhibition vs. Indiana
• Runner-up in both diving events at Iowa

2015-16 / AS A SOPHOMORE
• Remained among Purdue's top divers in the springboard events
• Posted career-best scores on 1-meter (315.80) and 3-meter (331.70) at the Purdue Invitational
• Moved into ninth place in program history on 1-meter
• Season-best score on the platforms (224.78) was in the dual at Indiana
• Qualified for the finals of both springboard events at the Zone C Championships, finishing 14th on 1-meter
• Accounted for 26 team points at the Big Ten Championships, finishing seventh in championship final of 1-meter and 22nd overall in the prelims of 3-meter
• Accounted for 33 team points at the Purdue Invitational, finishing second on 1-meter and third on 3-meter
• Swept the springboard events in the dual meet win at Miami (Ohio)
• Victorious on 3-meter in dual meet win vs. Iowa

2014-15 / AS A FRESHMAN
• Competed in the springboard diving events
• Co-winner of the team's most improved award
• Posted her season-best scores on 1-meter (311.00) and 3-meter (306.55) at the Zone C Championships
• Moved into ninth place in program history on 1-meter
• Finished 11th on 3-meter and 12th on 1-meter at Zones
• Qualified for the B final of 3-meter at the Big Ten Championships to become just one of four Purdue freshmen to score team points in 2015
• Victorious on 1-meter in the triple dual with Ohio State and Cincinnati in Columbus
• Accounted for 14 team points by scoring in both springboard events at the Ohio State Invitational, helping Purdue win the meet
• Finished seventh on 1-meter and 15th on 3-meter at the OSU Invitational

• Four-year state-qualifying diver for coach Nick Farmer at St. Joseph High School in South Bend, Indiana
• Two-time sectional and regional diving champion as an upperclassman took eighth at the state meet as a junior and ninth as a senior
• Three-time team MVP after winning the most improved award as a freshman
• On the club level in 2013 with Double Dragon Diving, was a 1-meter national qualifier and took fourth in her age group on 3-meter
• Coached by Caiming Xie on the club circuit
• Part of a city championship team with St. Joseph
• Academic honors award winner

• Major: Public Health (Global Health)
• Full name is Samantha Victoria Reese
• Born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
• Parents are Don and Janie Reese
• Family also includes older sister Alexandria
• Father played college baseball

Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Pro Team: Chicago Blackhawks
Favorite Athlete: Joel Quenneville
Favorite Aquatic Center (Other Than Purdue): IU Natatorium
Diver She'd Like to Compete Against: Joey Cifelli
Most Exciting Event to Watch at a College Meet: 10m Mens Diving
Favorite Playoff Format: Stanley Cup Playoffs
Would Like to Have Dinner With: Tyler Joseph
Unique Skillt: Sleep Indefinitely
Favorite Playoff Format: Stanley Cup Playoffs
In Her MP3 Player: Twenty One Pilots
Last Concert She Attended: Hans Zimmer
Musician She'd Love to See Play Purdue: Odesza
Favorite Multimedia App: HBO GO
Favorite Author: Babe Walker
Last Book She Read: Shoot Like a Girl
Favorite Actor, Actress: Heath Ledger, Margot Robbie, M. Night Shyamalan
Favorite Movie to Watch on Team Bus: Bridesmades
Favorite TV Show: Rick and Morty
Favorite Sci-Fi TV Series: Game of Thrones
Favorite Month: July
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Food: Thai Red Curry With Chicken
Favorite Dessert: Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
Favorite Purdue Building: Armstrong Hall
Favorite Purdue Athletic Venue (Besides Aquatic Center): Mackey Arena
Favorite Big City: Chicago
Unique Travel Locale: Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Countries She'd Like to Visit: Iceland
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Hiking
Another Sport She Enjoys Playing: Spike Ball
Most Memorable Meet at Purdue: NCAA's 2017
Best Thing About Being a Boilermaker: Boilermaker Dive Team
Favorite Thing About the Boilermaker Aquatic Center: Diving Well
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Yumary Ruiz, Public Health
Furry Friend: Josie, Pitbull/Terrier


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