Samantha Harding  
Samantha Harding

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Las Cruces, N.M.

High School:
Las Cruces HS

Position:
Distance Freestyle


03/23/2013

Gophers Finish 10th at 2013 NCAA Championships

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

03/21/2013

Keefer Places Second in 1-Meter Diving at NCAA Championships

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

03/21/2013

NCAA Championships Day One Prelim Results

Eight swimmers advnace to tonight's finals.

03/19/2013

Minnesota Women's Swimming and Diving Set for NCAA Championships

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

03/06/2013

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