CAREER HONORS: 2010 All-Conference First Team
As a Senior in 2009-10: Spring 2010: Was named to the Atlantic 10 All-Conference First Team at the conference championships ... Part of the First Varsity Eight that had two second place finishes against Buffalo (6:29.80) and Cornell (6:26.40) (May 1) ... Raced in the First Varsity Eight that finished fifth in the Grand Final at the Atlantic 10 Championships with a time of 6:54.04 (Apr. 17) ... Part of the Quad and Varsity Eight at the Knecht Cup (Apr. 10-11), finishing second in the Petite Final at 6:49.23 ... Was the fourth seat for the First Varsity Eight that finished second at Holy Cross (Apr. 3) with a time of 7:29.51 ... Raced in the second seat for the First Varsity Eight that finished second at the Yankee Cup (Mar. 27) with a time of 8:04.60. Fall 2009: Rowed in a Single and in the Varsity Eight boat that finished third (12:41.32) at the Head of the Fish Regatta ... Competed in the Openweight Eight that placed 25th at the Head of the Charles with a time of 18:16.967 ... Rowed in a Single, placing fifth (22:09.628) and in an Eights boats at the Head of the Housatonic.
As a Sophomore in 2007-08: A member of the second varsity eight boat that reached the Grand Final at the Dad Vail Regatta ... Placed second at ECAC's, finishing just over a second behind Bucknell who had a time of 6:50.39 ... Finished first with the second varsity eight team in the A-10 Championships (7:11.7) and also raced with the Varsity Quad to a gold medal (7:47.7) ... Rowed with the Varsity Eight boat to a sixth place finish in the Knecht Cup (6:56.6) as well as the Varsity Quad for a first place victory (7:36.8) ... Placed first with the second varsity eight in the Yankee Cup (8:04.3).
As a Freshman in 2006-07: Spring: A member of the novice eight team which took third in the Yankee Cup in Kingston, R.I. (3/30), and first in a race against Iona in Orchard Park, N.Y. (4/1) ... Also competed and took second place and the silver medal in the A10 Championships in Camden, N.J. (4/21), helping the Minutewomen to their 12th Atlantic 10 title ... Rowed in the novice eight that finished fifth at the ECAC Championships.Fall: Rowed in the novice eight placing first at the Textile Regatta and Head of the Housatonic ... Was on the crew of the novice four boat that placed first at the Head of the Housatonic and the Head of the Fish.
Before UMass: Transfer from Fordham University ... Competed in US rowing nationals in summer 2006 ... Rowed at the Head of the Charles in 2004.
Personal: Samantha Smith ... Born November 26, 1986 ... Has four siblings ... An Economics major.