Swimming & Diving
Samantha Wright - Swimming & Diving - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Senior
  • High school Lafayette

2010-11:One of Kentucky’s top young swimmers, Wright excelled in the backstroke as a freshman, leading all Kentucky freshmen in the 100 backstroke and 200 back … Wright finished with the second best time among UK freshmen in the 200- and 400-individual medleys … Finished in seventh place in the 100 backstroke with a season-best time of 56.44 at the Tennessee Swimming/Diving Invitational … Had a top-16 finish in the 400-individual medley at the Tennessee Swimming/Diving Invitational …

Pre-College: Four-time All-State in 100-back and 200-IM … Conference champion in 100-back and 200-IM in 2010 … Sectional champion in the 200-back in the spring of 2010 … Bookended her high school career with high school state championships in 2007 and 2010 … Swam club for Rockwood Swim Club … Chose UK because it was the right fit, loved the team and coaches it’s in the SEC … Also competed in cross-country as a freshman where she earned All-District honors … Scholastic All-American as a sophomore, junior and senior.

Best Times:100 backstroke: 56.44; 200 backstroke: 2:01.32; 200-individual medley: 2:05.88; 400-individual medley: 4:28.71

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