Women's Swimming

 

  Samantha Taylor
Samantha  Taylor

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Hanover, Mass.

High School:
Hanover HS

Height:
5-2

Event:
Fly/Back

Birthdate:
07/03/1993

Experience:
3L


04/15/2015

Women's Swimming & Diving Celebrates A Successful 2014-15 Campaign

UMass finished second at the A-10 championship meet for the second time in the last three years.

Career Top Times

Career Best Times
Event Time (School Rank) Date
50 Freesytle 25.92 11/22/2013
100 Freestyle 55.13 2/19/2014
200 Freestyle 2:06.24 10/13/2012
100 Backstroke 1:02.78 11/14/2014
100 Butterfly 59.20 2/19/2014
200 Butterfly 2:19.93 10/15/2011

2014-15 (Senior):
Won the Minuteman Award at the season awards banquet ... Saw action in eight meets during the season (Did not compete at the Atlantic 10 Championships) ... Swam the 100 Back in each meet, posting a top time of 1:02.78 in the prelims of the Terrier Invitational (11/14) ... Top 100 Butterfly (1:00.62) and 100 Free (56.41) also came at the Terrier ... Opened the year with a pair of top-8 finishes in a dual against Boston University (10/25) in the 100 Back (1:03.99, 5th) and 50 Free (26.13, 8th) .

2013-14 (Junior):
Established career top times in both the 100 Butterfly (59.20) and 100 Freestyle (55.13) at the Atlantic 10 Championships (2/19-22) ... Other season top times came at the Terrier Invitational (11/22) in the 50 Free (25.92) and 100 Back (1:03.52).

2012-13 (Sophomore):
Did not compete at the Atlantic 10 Championships (2/20-23) ... Took first in the 200 Freestyle Relay (1:45.30) and competed in the 100 Butterfly (1:05.18) and 100 Backstroke (1:06.79) at Fordham (2/2) ... Swam in the 100 Butterfly (1:05.03) and 100 Backstroke (1:06.39) at the Upper Valley Invitational (1/25-26) ... Against Bryant (1/19), placed sixth in the 100 Backstroke (1:05.65) and swam in the 100 Butterfly (1:03.94) ... Participated in the 50 Freestyle (26.81) and 100 Butterfly (1:03.18) at Northeastern (12/1) ... Competed in the 200 Freestyle (1:42.02), 100 Butterfly (1:01.80), 50 Freestyle (26.40), 100 Freestyle (56.68), and 100 Backstroke (1:03.70) at the Terrier Invitational (11/16-18) ... Swam in the 100 Butterfly (1:03.89), 50 Freestyle (26.28), and 100 Backstroke at Brown (11/10) ... Participated in the 100 Butterfly (1:05.78), 50 Freestyle (26.80), 100 Backstroke (1:06.70), and 100 Freestyle (1:00.12) at Binghamton (11/3) ... Swam in the 100 Butterfly (1:04.04) and 200 Butterfly (2:24.03) versus Army (10/19) ... Took part in the 200 Freestyle (2:06.24) and 100 Butterfly (1:03.78) at Boston University (10/13).

2011-12 (Freshman):
Participated in the 50 free (26.28) against Fordham (2/4) ... Took sixth in the 50 back (30.05) against Bryant (1/20) ... Finished eleventh in the 100 fly (1:03.59) at the Rhode Island Invitational (1/13-14) ... Took sixth in the 50 fly (28.99) against Northeastern (12/3) ... Participated in the 100 fly, 100 back and 100 free at the Terrier Invitational (11/18-20) ... Took eighth in the 100 fly (1:04.65) against Binghamton (11/4) ... Finished eighth in the 100 fly (1:02.47) against Army (10/22) ... Assisted the 200 medley relay team to a fifth place finish (1:55.33) and helped the 400 freestyle relay to a sixth place finish (3:58.78), Also participated in the 200 butterfly (2:19.93) and the 100 butterfly (1:02.69) at Boston University (10/15).

Before UMass:
Four time letter winner for Barbara Toohey at Hanover High School ... Named to the All-Star Team sophomore, junior, and senior year ... Champion at the Baystate Games as a junior ... Also a four time letter winner in lacrosse and a two time all-star junior and senior year.

Personal:
Full name is Samantha Maria Taylor ... Born July 3, 1993 ... Daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Taylor ... Has a sister, Emily ... Most admires her mother Elizabeth for her never ending support ... Also admires Michael Phelps for his hard work and team spirit ... Enjoys lacrosse, working out, babysitting and crafts ... Communication Disorders major.


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