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  Sam Woodward
Sam Woodward

Player Profile

Edmond, OK

High School:
Edmond Memorial HS




Last Club:
Chesapeake Swim Club


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Stanford Athletes Ranked in Top-16 Across 20 Events

NCAA Champion (2):
200 Free Relay (2012)
400 Free Relay (2010, 2012)

All-American (22):
50 Free -- 2009 (9th), 2010 (4th), 2011 (9th), 2012 (6th)
100 Free -- 2009 (11th), 2010 (11th), 2012 (10th)
100 Fly -- 2012 (10th)
200 Free Relay -- 2009 (4th), 2010 (2nd), 2011 (4th), 2012 (1st)
400 Free Relay -- 2009 (2nd), 2010 (1st), 2011 (5th), 2012 (1st)
200 Medley Relay -- 2009 (11th), 2010 (6th), 2011 (12th), 2012 (6th)
400 Medley Relay -- 2012 (9th)
800 Free Relay -- 2009 (4th)

Pac-10 Champion: 200 Free Relay (2011, 2012), 400 Free Relay (2012)

Stanford Record Books: 50 Free (3rd, 21.99, 2011), 100 Free (7th, 48.08, 2012), 100 Fly (4th, 51.79, 2012), 200 Free Relay (1st, 2012), 400 Free Relay (1st, 2012), 800 Free Relay (1st, 2009), 200 Medley Relay (1st, 2012)

International Competition: At the 2012 U.S. Olympic Swim Trials finished 12th in the semifinals of the 50-meter free (25.52) after the seventh-fastest prelim time (25.20)... was 33rd in the prelims of the 100-meter free (56.18) and was 40th in the 100 fly prelims (1:00.70).... swimming for the U.S. at the World University Games in China in 2011, finished fifth in the A Final of the 50 free (25.39)... swimming at the U.S. Nationals in her own pool in 2011, won gold as a part of the 4x100 free relay team that set a championship record at 3:40.31 with Woodward handing off to former Stanford teammate Julia Smit for the win and was fourth as a part of the 4x100 medley relay, and was fifth in the 50 free (25.33). Also finished 17th in the 100 free (55.77) and 18th in the 100 fly (59.87), both reaching the B Finals... at the 2011 LA Open, was third in the 50 free (25.54) as the top Stanford finisher.... placed seventh in the 50 freestyle (25.84), placed sixth in the B-finals of the 200 freestyle, and placed fourth in the C-finals of the 200 IM at the 2010 Santa Clara International Invite...placed ninth in the 50 freestyle and 14th in the 100 freestyle at the Los Angeles Grand Prix...placed fourth in the 50 freestyle and 23rd in the 100 freestyle at the ConcocoPhillips National Championships...at the U.S. Trials in Indianapolis in July, 2009 swam a personal-best 1:00.36 in the 100 butterfly... was also eighth in the "B" Finals of the 50 free with a time of 25.49, bettering her prelim time by six-tenths of a second... twice set her personal-best in the 100 at the U.S. Open in Federal Way, Wash., in August, 2009, winning a bronze with a time of 55.37 after the fifth-best prelim time of 55.49... swam second to teammate Stefanie Sutton in the "B" finals of the 100 butterfly with a personal-best of 59.67... advanced to the finals of the 100-meter fly at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials, finishing 21st...was third in the 50 free at the 2008 U.S. Open, while placing ninth in the 100 free and fifth in the 100 fly...was a double medalist at the 2007 Pan American Games held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, including a gold medal with current Stanford teammate Julia Smit in the 400-meter free relay...also earned silver in the 100 fly...competed in the 2006 Victoria State Championships, swimming the 50 free, 50 fly and 100 fly... as a member of the 2006 Junior National Team, and earned the High Point Award at 2005 Junior Nationals...was the back-to-back Junior National champion in both the 50 free and the 100 fly in 2005 and 2006.

2011-12 (Senior): Finished her career as a 22-time All-American after finishing in the top-16 in seven NCAA events, and in the A Finals in seven of them... won NCAA titles in the 200 and 400 free relays, setting school-records in both.... part of American and school-record swim in the 400 free relay (3:10.77), leading off the championship swim on the final day... also set the school-record by jumping in the pool first in the 200 free relay (1:26.85)... reached the A Final of the 50 free, where she was sixth (21.99)... was tenth at the NCAA 100 free (48.08) and 100 fly (52.07)... at NCAAs 200 medley relay team, set school-record with sixth place finish (1:36.82)... also scored points after part of ninth place 400 medley team... at Pac-12s part of winning 400 and 200 free relay teams, starting off the 200 free team... Pac-12 runner up in the 100 fly with a time of 51.79 and was fourth in the 50 and 100 free... picked up the school-record in the 200 medley relay record on day one of Pac-12s... won four events in an upset of USC, winning the 50 free and 100 fly as well as the 200 medley and 400 free relays... set a pool-record at UCLA in winning the 50 free, also winning the 100 fly that day... won the 100 fly in a dual meets with Cal, Arizona, USC, Pacific and Utah and the 50 free in duals with Arizona, Arizona State and Utah.. in tri-meet with Michigan and Florida, won the 100-yard fly... part of pool-record in Michigan in the 200-meter free relay (1:45.00) in tri-meet with Wolverines and Florida.... second team Academic All-Pac-12.

2010-11 (Junior): Topped off her junior season as a four-time All-American... ranked No. 13 nationally in the 50 free and No. 18 in the 100 free... individually was ninth in the 50 free, winning the consolation finals with a time of 22.20... also fourth in the 200 free relay and fifth in the 400 free relay... 12th in the 200 medley relay at nationals... also top Stanford finisher in the 100 fly, finishing 21st... part of Pac-10 champion 200 free relay team... also at the conference meet, was third in the 50 free (22.31) and was sixth in the 100 free, and 100 fly the third of four Cardinal in the finals... academic All-Pac-10.

2009-2010 (Sophomore): Earned All-American honors in the 200 freestyle relay, 50 freestyle, 200 medley relay, 100 freestyle, and 400 freestyle relay...was part of the NCCA Championship winning 400 yard freestyle relay...placed fourth in the 50 freestyle at the NCCA Championships with a 22.17 time...placed sixth in the 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle at the Pac-10 Championships...placed seventh in the 100 butterfly...placed second in the 100 butterfly at the Toshiba Classic.

2008-09 (Freshman): Stellar first season on The Farm, earning six All-America honors, in the 50 and 100 freestyles, 200 and 400 relays, 200 medley relay and 800 freestyle relay... posted the NCAA's 15th-best 50 freestyle time (22.16), 22nd-best 100 freestyle time (48.42) and 21st-fastest 100 butterfly time (52.45) during the year... placed fifth in the 100 free with an 11th place showing at 48.52 at NCAAs... part of school-record 800 relay team at the Pac-10 Championships... swam the fourth-fastest Stanford time in school-history in the 50 free (22.31) at the Pac-10s in the "B" finals... part of Stanford-record 400 relay team at Pac-10s... also a part of the school-record 200 relay team at NCAAs...

High School, Club and Personal Data:
Graduated from Edmond Memorial High School in Edmond, Okla....was an eight-time Oklahoma state champion in the 100 fly, 50 free, 100 back, 200 IM and 100 free, events in which she owns five state high school records...established the national high school record for the 100 meter fly in 2005...helped Edmond to Oklahoma state team titles in 2006 and 2007, and runner-up finishes in 2005 and 2008...swims for the Chesapeake Swim Club...father, Pete, was a linebacker at the University of Oklahoma...mother, Victoria, swam at the University of Connecticut...majoring in computer science.

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