Samm Reese
Samm  Reese


Granger, Ind.

High School:
St. Joseph




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


Tracking the Boilermakers

News and notes on Purdue Athletics


All-American Meitz Fifth in 500 Free

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


12 Boilermakers to Compete at NCAAs

Purdue has finished among top 25 at NCAAs nine times since 2005


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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