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Sam Parker
Sam Parker

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Newcastle, Australia

High School:
Hunter Valley Grammar

Event:
Freestyle

Major:
International Business

Sophomore Season (2012-13):
Earned one NCAA 'B' cut time (200 free) during the year...Clocked that 'B' time at the Bulldog Last Chance Invite (1:37.71), reaching the A-final and placing fourth...200 free time was also fifth-best on team for the year...Swam in six events during year (50 free, 100 free, 200 free, 500 free, 1,000 free, 1,650 free)...Best 50 free time (21.36)came as first leg of 200 FR against Texas (1:23.30)...Nearly reached C-final in 100 free of Georgia Fall Invite, placing 25th (46.19)...Second-best 500 free time (4:29.44)of career came at Bulldog Last Chance, placing 13th...Clocked 9:41.17 in 1,000 free against Florida, earning seventh-place...Went 16:03.12 in 1,650 free at Georgia Fall Invite, finishing 35th...Swam in the 800 FR (6:39.43)at Georgia Fall Invite as last leg of 12th-place finish.

Freshman Season (2011-12):
Competed at 2012 EnergyAustralia National Championships, which served as Australia's Olympic Trials ... Finished 27th in 400m free prelims (4:10.75) ... Took 43rd in 200m free (1:55.09) ... Competed in every dual meet and the SEC Championships as a freshman ... Scored six points for Auburn at SECs with an 11th-place finish in the 1650 freestyle (15:33.72 - season best) ... Just missed the final in the 500 free with a 4:29.33 ... Was second alternate in the 200 free (1:38.66 - season best) ... Had his season-best time and the team's second-best of the year in the 500 free at Georgia Invitational (4:26.08), finishing 13th ... Went 9:39.32 in the 1000 free in his first collegiate meet against LSU for his best time of the year.

Pre-College
Represented the Australian Youth Team ... Took first place at the 2010 Australian Age-Group Championships in the 400-meter freestyle ... Was the runner-up in the same meet in the 200 free ... Helped his 4x200 freestyle relay team to a third-place finish at the Australian Short Course Championships ... Won the 400 freestyle at the 2010 Trans Tasman Series.

Personal
Parents are Lisa and Stephen Parker ... Has two siblings, Jake and Jamie ... Plans to major in international business ... Chose Auburn because of the team spirit ... Was born in the United Kingdom but later moved to Australia.

Parker's Top Times (SCY)
Event Time Date Meet
50 freestyle 21.36r 1/10/13 Texas
100 freestyle
46.19 12/2/12 Georgia Invitational
200 freestyle 1:37.71 3/2/13 Last Chance
500 freestyle 4:26.08 12/2/11 Georgia Invitational
1000 freestyle 9:39.32 10/21/11 LSU
1650 freestyle 15:33.72 2/18/12 SEC Championships
Parker's Top Times (LCM)
Event Time Year Meet
50 freestyle 24.95 2012 FSU Spring Invite
100 freestyle 53.96 2012 FSU Spring Invite
200 freestyle 1:52.78 2010 Australian Age-Group Champ.
400 freestyle 3:55.79 2010 Australian Age-Group Champ.
100 butterfly 57.82 2012 Richard Quick Invitational