Samantha Harding  
Samantha Harding


Las Cruces, N.M.

High School:
Las Cruces HS

Distance Freestyle


Gophers Finish 10th at 2013 NCAA Championships

It marked the third time in program history that the Gophers finished in the top-10 nationally.


Keefer Places Second in 1-Meter Diving at NCAA Championships

Minnesota is in 10th place through one day of competition at the NCAA Championships.


NCAA Championships Day One Prelim Results

Eight swimmers advnace to tonight's finals.


Minnesota Women's Swimming and Diving Set for NCAA Championships

The event will take place March 21-23 in Indianapolis, Ind.


14 Gophers Make NCAA Roster

Minnesota has the second most competitors heading to Championships

2012-13 • Freshman Season: Competed in the 500 freestyle and 1650 freestyle at the 2013 NCAA Championships (3/21) • placed 32nd in the 1650 free (16:22.83) and 37th in the 500 free (4:45.67) • Second Team All-Big Ten • Big Ten Sportsmanship Award honoree • earned a second-place finish in the 400 IM (4:10.30), a third-place finish in the 500 free (4:40.24) and a fifth-place finish in the 1650 free (16:15.96) at the 2013 Big Ten Championships (2/20) • claimed the title in the 400 IM and finished second in the 100 breaststroke at the Minnesota Challenge (2/8)•notched a third-place finish in the 500 free, a fourth-place finish in the 1000 free and a fifth-place finish as a member of the 800 free relay at the Big Ten Quad Duals (2/1)• placed first in the 1650 free and second in the 500 free vs. North Dakota (1/25)• finished second in the 1000 free at Hawaii (1/12), and third in the event vs. both Iowa (11/2) and Wisconsin (10/26).

High School: Swam for the Wild West Aquatic Club coached by Luke Egnaczak Harding, who swims for the Wild West Aquatic Club coached by Luke Egnaczak • made the cut for the US Olympic trials in the 400 freestyle • also made the USA Swimming Senior National cuts in the 500, 1000 and 1650 freestyle and the 400 individual medley • placed 14th at the 2011 Junior National Championship in the 1500 freestyle • as a member of the Las Cruces High School team, Harding was named a NISCA High School All-American and was crowned a New Mexico State High School Champion on multiple occasions.

Personal: Majoring in English.

Harding's Top Times
Year • Event • Time
2013 • 500 Free • 4:40.24
2013 • 1000 Free • 10:00.76
2013 • 1650 Free • 16:15.96
2013 • 100 Breast • 1:06.92
2013 • 200 IM • 2:08.38
2013 • 400 IM • 4:10.30