2013-14 (JUNIOR): Polished off her junior year with a season-best time in the 200-breast (2:23.68) on the final day of the Patriot League (PL) Championships ... swam her season-best time in the 100-breast (1:07.11) in PL qualifiers ... recorded a 4:33.28 in the 400-IM at PL Championships, the third best of the Army squad ... competed in the 200-fly at the quad-meet against George Mason, American and Boston U. finishing with a top time of the season (2:13.81) ... 2014 PL Spring Academic Honor Roll.
2012-13 (SOPHOMORE): Continued as one of the top breaststrokers on the squad during a productive sophomore season...made her way onto the women's all-time top 10 records in three events...capped a solid year at the Patriot League Championships with a time of 4:28.84 in the 400 IM preliminaries...this time was good enough for the second spot for the all-time records...posted a fourth-place finish in the 100 breast for and a sixth-place finish in the 200 breast against Lehigh (Jan. 11)...earned the sixth-place spot in the 100 breast in the quad-meet versus Boston, Rowan and Vermont(Oct. 5)...had two top-10 finishes in the 200 breast and 200 IM in the tri-meet versus Colgate and Lafayette (Jan. 26)...pulled in two third-place finishes against Delaware (Jan. 18) in the 100 and 200 breast...came in third in the 100 breast and sixth in the 200 breast against Bucknell (Jan. 12)...recorded a third-place finish in the 200 breast against Navy (Dec. 6) posting a time of 2.21.54 for a personal-best time and place on the all-time record board...also brought home a fourth and fifth place finish...placed second in two events and third in one event in the tri-meet versus LIU Post and Columbia (Nov. 17)...was third in the 100 breast and fourth in the 200 breast against Buffalo (Nov. 10)....placed in three events in the meet against UConn (Oct. 26)...awarded the gold in the 200 breast touching the wall at 2:30.04 in the tri-meet versus American and George Mason (Jan. 19)...was also runner up in 100 breast and 400 IM.
2011-12 (FRESHMAN): Burst onto the scene during a tremendous freshman campaign ... set one plebe record and broke into Army's all-time top 10 in four different events ... put forth an outstanding effort at the Patriot League Championships (Feb. 16) ... placed sixth in the 400 IM at the conference meet, shattering the Academy plebe record with a clocking of 4:30.44 ... time ranks third all-time at West Point ... also placed sixth in the 200 breast at Patriots (2:22.47) after touching the wall in a personal-best time of 2:22.34 during the preliminaries ... that clocking lists second all-time at Army ... finished 14th in the 200 IM (2:09.82) ... clocked a PR of 2:08.10 in the preliminaries to rank fourth on the Academy's all-time list ... recorded two more personal-best times at the ECAC Championships (Feb. 24) ... placed seventh in the 100 breast with a time of 1:06.03 ... clocking lists fifth on Army's all-time top 10 ... finished 15th in the 200 fly (PR, 2:09.83) ... also took 11th in the 200 breast (2:23.82) at ECACs ... swept the 100 breast and 200 breast events versus Drexel (Jan. 20) ... also placed fourth in the 200 IM against the Dragons ... took gold in the 200 IM opposite both Marist (Oct. 14) and Connecticut (Nov. 5) ... added a second-place showing in the 100 breast and a third-place finish in the 200 breast against the Huskies ... chipped in a runner-up effort in the 200 breast and a fourth-place showing in the 200 fly opposite the Red Foxes ... authored three second-place finishes at C.W. Post (Nov. 18), placing runner-up in the 100 breast, 200 breast and 400 IM ... took second in the 200 breast and 200 IM, and placed third in the 200 fly versus Massachusetts (Oct. 22) ... was runner-up in the 200 breast and 200 IM, and finished fifth in the 200 fly during the quad-meet with Boston College, Stony Brook and Vermont (Oct. 7) ... produced three top-five finishes in the tri-meet versus Colgate and Lafayette (Jan. 28), taking second in the 200 breast, third in the 200 IM and fourth in the 100 breast ... turned in third-place showings in the 200 breast and 200 fly against Bucknell (Jan. 14) ... also took fifth in the 200 fly versus the Bison ... recorded three top-five efforts opposite Lehigh (Jan. 13) ... was third in the 100 breast, fourth in the 200 breast and fifth in the 200 IM ... took fourth in both the 100 breast and 200 breast during the quad-meet with American, George Mason and Old Dominion (Jan. 21) ... duplicated that feat versus Navy (Dec. 8) ... pitched in a fifth-place finish in the 200 IM against the Mids ... forged three top-15 showings at the Zippy Invitational (Dec. 2) ... finished 12th in both the 200 IM and 400 IM, while placing 14th in the 200 breast ... earned a spot on the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll after posting a 3.299 grade point average during the spring semester.
HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Two-time Scholastic All-American while swimming for The Bishop's School ... earned honors in 2010 and 2011 ... named team MVP as a junior and senior ... school record-holder in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:06.23) ... member of the Chinese Honor Society ... named to the Honor Roll six times ... presented with the Paul Harris Fellowship Award by the Rotarians of America in 2010 ... named to the Union Tribune's All-Academic first team in 2011 ... AP Scholar ... swam at the club level for the San Diego Aquatics Club under the direction of Tim Oelgoetz.
PERSONAL: Samantha McKinley Allen was born April 30, 1993 in Poway, Calif. ... daughter of Tim and Tammy Allen ... hobbies include surfing, hiking and camping ... also enjoys skim boarding and playing cards ... loves country music and going to the beach ... majoring in Chinese.