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Samantha  Corea
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Samantha Corea

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Vancouver, British Columbia

High School:
Magee Secondary School

Height:
5-7

Event:
Butterfly/Freestyle


12/10/2014

Trio of Pioneers Earn Weekly Honors

Bunch, Corea, and Edfort Summit League Weekly Winners

07/20/2014

Three Pioneers Finish with Top-10 Performances at 2014 Canadian Championships

Corea finished the Canadian Championships with three top-ten postings

07/17/2014

Corea Takes Second in 50 Fly Finals at 2014 Nationals

Vancouver native also rounds out top three in 100 back finals

07/16/2014

Corea Advances to Finals at 2014 Nationals

Two top-five prelim finishes moves her into national finals

Top Times:

• 50 Freestyle: 22.96 (Hawkeye Invitational, 11/30/12)

• 100 Freestyle: 50.88 (Hawkeye Invitational, 11/30/12)

• 200 Freestyle: 1:56.68 (Idaho, 11/3/12) • 50 Backstroke: 25.37 (Hawkeye Invitational, 11/30/12)

• 100 Backstroke: 53.13 (WAC Championships, 02/27/13)

• 200 Backstroke: 1:53.31 (WAC Championship, 2/27/13)

• 100 Butterfly: 53.20 (WAC Championship, 2/27/13)

2014-15:

  • Earned NCAA Postgraduate scholarship worth $7,500.
  • NCAA Academic All-American
  • Achieved NCAA All-American honors with her 2nd and 3rd place finishes in the 200 fly and 200 backstroke at the NCAA Championships.
  • Individual NCAA Standards in the 100 free, 100 fly, 100 and 200 back.
  • Named MVP of the Summit League Championships.
  • Summit League Female Swimmer of the Year.
  • Won Canadian National Championship in the 50-meter butterfly.
  • Qualified for the World University Games in South Korea.

2012-13:

• Named WAC Swimmer of the Year

• Won the WAC Title in the 100 butterfly, the 100 backstroke and the 200 backstroke

• Set DU records in the 100 butterfly, the 100 backstroke and the 200 backstroke

• Made NCAA Championship appearances in the 100 backstroke and the 200 backstroke

• Placed first in the 100 backstroke and the 200 backstroke at the Hawkeye Invitational (11/30/12)

• Won the 100 backstroke and the 200 backstroke against BYU (1/12/13) • Finished first in the 200 backstroke and second in the 50 freestyle against Boise State (1/25/13)

• Earned WAC All-Academic honors

2011-12:

• Tied the SBC/DU record in the 100 Backstroke at the SBC Championships (02/22/12), helping the Pioneers to a conference title

• Named Pioneer Sportswoman of the year by the University of Denver

• Named DU's Most Valuable Player

• Named DU's Most Valuable Freshman

• Was a member of the gold medal 400 Freestyle Relay, silver medal 200 Medley Relay and bronze medal 400 Medley Relay teams

• Set a new school-record in the 100 Butterfly at the SBC meet, breaking her own record set earlier in the year (53.97)

• Set a new meet-record at the Hawkeye Invitational in the 100 Backstroke (54.02)

• Swam for Canada in the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico

Before Denver:

• Swam club for eight years and attended Magee Secondary School

• Was the 2010 recipient of the Victor Davis Award

• Received the UBC Dolphins 2010 International Recognition Award

Personal:

• Born on October 16, 1993 in Vancouver, Canada

• Daughter of Salvatore and Rita Corea • Has two brothers, Cameron (23) and Mitchell (16)

• Chose DU because of the small class sizes, beautiful campus and the team atmosphere

• English major

• Enjoys photography and hopes to one day own her own photography studio

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