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    Sam Petersen     
     
      Sam Petersen
Class:
Graduated

Hometown:
Short Hills, N.J.

High School:
Morristown-Beard

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 182

Event:
Distance Freestyle

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CAREER HONORS
CAREER AWARDS
2014 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2012 SEC Academic Honor Roll

2013-14 - REDSHIRT SENIOR
AWARDS
2014 SEC Academic Honor Roll

DUAL MEET RECAP

  • Competed in five meets during the fall season, as usual focusing on the distance freestyle events
  • Recorded four season bests to end the fall at the Georgia Tech Invitational: 200 free (1:47.42), 500 freestyle (4:37.42), 1650 freestyle (9:30.66) and the 400 IM (4:13.50).

SEC RECAP

  • Finished third in the C final of the 1650 Freestyle, swimming a B-cut time of 15:26.69

2012-13 - REDSHIRT JUNIOR
DUAL MEET RECAP
  • Veteran distance swimmer led the Vols in the 1650 freestyle all season while also contributing in the other distance races
  • In season opener at UNC Wilmington, placed second in 500 freestyle (4:48.63) and second in 1000 freestyle (9:51.04)
  • Swam a season best in the 1650 freestyle against Louisville (15:53.78)
  • Swam two season bests against Ohio State in the 500 freestyle (4:35.15) and 1000 freestyle (9:26.59)
  • Achieved three career bests at UT Invite: 50 free (23.17), 1650 free (15:21.85) and 400 IM (4:11.26). He won the 1650 for the first time all year.
  • Posted top five finishes three times in the 1650 freestyle and five times in the 1000 freestyle. He finished second in the 1000 freestyle in three meets: UNC Wilmington, Ohio State and Virginia Tech.

SEC RECAP

  • Recorded career bests in all three of his individual events, scoring for the Vols in two of them
  • Swam the 1650 freestyle in 15:11.21 to finish 16th. It was the seventh fastest time in program history
  • Reached the finals in the 500 freestyle, where he finished 24th. He swam a career best 4:23.49 in the preliminaries
  • Also recorded a career best in the 200 freestyle (1:41.07; 53rd)

2011-12 - REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE
AWARDS
2012 SEC Academic Honor Roll

SEASON RECAP

  • Won the 100 free at Louisville with a season-best 9:18.77
  • Won the 100 free at South Carolina in 9:21.57
  • Finished second in the 500 free at Louisville in 4:33.31
  • Placed fourth in the 500 free against Indiana and Kentucky with a season-best 4:34.84
  • Season high during the SEC-Prelim. in the 500 Freestyle with a time of 4:27.43
  • Placed 15th in the SEC Championship with the time of 4:29.94 in the 500 Freestyle
  • Made the B-Cut and placed 10th in the SEC Championship with the time of 15:26.14 in the 1650 Freestyle

2010-11 - REDSHIRT FRESHMAN
SEASON RECAP
  • Finished fourth in the 1000 free against Louisville with a season-best 9:26.48
  • Placed second in the 200 free at 1:47.44 at Cumberlands
  • Won his first collegiate event in the 1000 free at Kentucky
  • Finished second in the 500 free
  • Placed 14th in the 500 free at the Tennessee Invitational in 4:33.88
  • In the 500 free prelims, swam a career-best 4:32.93
  • Placed 29th in the 200 free with a career-best 1:44.90 mark
  • Finished fourth in the mile free with a career-best 15:41.53.

2009-10 - REDSHIRT
SEASON RECAP
  • Redshirted during the regular season

PERSONAL
  • Born June 11, 1991, in Summit, N.J.
  • Parents are Bruce and Kathy
  • Recipient of the Smokey Mtn Mkt/Virgil Rushing Athletic Scholarship Endowment

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