UNLV: A three-time Academic All-Mountain West Team member, twice for cross country (2009 and '10) and once for track & field (2011) ... Earned the conference's scholar-athlete award twice (2009-10 and 2010-11).
2011 - Cross Country: Ran in one meet ... Best 5K time was 23:38 at the UNLV Desert Invitational.
2011 - Track & Field: Ran in six outdoor meets ... Participated in the 400m (twice), 800m (three times) and 4x400m relay (three times) ... Fastest 400m time was 1:08.40 at the Steve Scott Invitational ... Fastest 800m time was 2:36.44 at the UNLV Classic ... Fastest 4x400m relay time was 4:09.63 at the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational ... Ran in two indoor meets ... Participated in the 800m (twice) ... Fastest 800m time was 2:43.03 at the NAU Open.
2010 - Cross Country: Ran in five meets, including the NCAA West Regional ... Best 5k time was 20:24.7 at the UC Riverside Invitational ... Best 6K time was 24:52.22 at the NCAA West Regional ... Finished 216th at the NCAA West Regional.
2010 - Track & Field: Ran in four outdoor meets ... Participated in the 800m (four times), 1500m (once) and 5000m (once) ... Fastest 800m time was 2:28.22 at the Trojan Invitational ... Ran the 1500m in a time of 5:23.13 at the Beach Invitational ... Ran the 5000m in a time of 20:49.51 at the UNLV Classic ... Ran in one indoor meet ... Participated in the 800m (once) ... Ran the 800m in a time of 2:39.29 at the Lumberjack Invitational.
2009 - Cross Country: Ran in three meets ... Best 5K time was 21:45.4 at the UC Riverside Invitational ... Best 6K time was 29:48.6 at the Fullerton Invitational.
High School: A 2009 graduate of Coronado HS in Las Vegas ... Lettered four times in track & field and twice in cross country ... Named the track team's MVP in 2009 ... Member of two cross country region championship team ... Member of 2009 track team that finished second in region and third overall in state ... Ran on 4x800m relay team that won region championship and fifth in state ... Ran on 4x400 relay team that finished second in region ... Earned the cross country team's sportsmanship award in 2008 ... Earned scholar-athlete honors all four years.
Personal: Samantha Jade Swan was born on Dec. 27, 1990, in South Africa ... The daughter of Helen and Tom Swan ... Has a brother, Peter ... Majoring in hospitality.