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Samantha Holland
Position: Individual Medley/Breaststroke
Year: Senior
Hometown: Midlothian, Va.
High School: Midlothian
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As a senior:

  • Won 200 Individual medley (2:11.09) against American/Gerogetown/VMI
  • Finished 3rd in 200 breaststroke (2:28.87) against American/Gerogetown/VMI
  • JMU Dean's List Spring 2012
  • JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete
  • CAA Commissioner's Academic Award Recipient

 As a junior:

  • JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete
  • JMU Dean's List Spring 2011
  • Placed eighth in the 400 IM at the CAA Championship (4:24.87)
  • Finished first in the 400 IM in dual meet against Richmond

As a sophomore:

  • JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete
  • Placed sixth in the 200 individual medley (2:04.76) and fifth in the 400 individual medley (4:24.12) at the CAA Championships
  • Prelim mark of 2:04.22 in the 200 IM was third-best in JMU history while 400 IM time ranks second all-time
  • 200 breaststroke mark of 2:23.92 in CAA meet ranks ninth all-time for the Dukes

As a freshman:

  • JMU Athletic Director Scholar Athlete
  • Helped her team win the 200 medley relay against VMI/Georgetown (1:51.55)
  • Sixteenth in the 200 individual medley (2:06.30) at the CAA Championships
  • Swam fifth-best times in JMU history in both 200 and 400 IM at CAA meet

Before JMU:

  • Sophomore and junior year attended USA swimming sectionals
  • Senior year NCSA Junior Swimming Championships
  • Honor roll


Getting to Know Samantha....

Name: Samm Holland
Hometown:  Midlothian, Va.
High School:  Midlothian High School
Parents' names: Tom and Cindy
Siblings' names and ages:  Tommy

Why did you choose JMU? 
I loved the team! Everyone was so welcoming.  I also loved the campus!

What is your major? 

What do you enjoy most about JMU Swimming and Diving?
My teammates who have become my family.

What are your goals for this season?
To place top eight in both of my IMs.

What are your favorite things about JMU?
The team and the beautiful campus

What is your favorite place on campus? 
My bed in the dorms!

What are your favorite: 
          Foods: Pastas
          TV Shows: The Secret Life of the American Teenager and Make it or Break it
          Music: Rap

Who on the team (is):
            Silliest/goofiest: Morgan Hammond
            Most stylish: Lauren Broussard
            Hardest worker: Morgan McCarthy
            Eats the most: Nicole Jotso

What do you want to do after college? 
Good question

What is your favorite event and why? 
200 IM gets in all the strokes in a the perfect distance

The best part of your day at JMU is...
taking a nap!