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 Samantha Gawrych
Samantha Gawrych
Class:
Graduate Student

Hometown:
Westerly, R.I.

High School:
Westerly

Birthdate:
03/30/1988

Concluded career ranked third on BC's all-time 1,000-meter list (2:47.38)...Five-time ACC Academic Honor Roll.

AS A GRAD STUDENT (2010-11)
XC: Scored second for the Eagles at the Mayor's Cup (10/24) with her fastest time of the season (18:38) taking 35th overall ... placed sixth as part of a sweep for BC at the New England Championship (10/9) in the sub-varsity race with a time of 18:46 ... crossed the line in 18:56 at Boston Invitational (9/11), coming in 36th overall.
Outdoor T&F: Handled the 800 meter leg (2:15.10) of the DMR that took fourth in the Penn Relay college division with a time of 11:52.21 ... ran a 4:41.33 clip in the 1,500-meter run at the ACC Championship (4/22)...took fourth in the 1,500-meter contest at the UMass Invitational (4/9), crossing in 4:38.50...ran the half mile in 2:14.54 and the 1,500-meter run 4:39.64 at the Stanford Invitational (3/26)...opened the season with a 4:43.36 1,500 meter time, taking third at the Husky Spring Open (3/19) ...recipient of the Athletic Director's Award for Academic Achievement...ACC Academic Honor Roll.

AS A SENIOR (2009-10)
XC: Concluded the season with an 18:03 performance for 23rd place at the ECAC Championships (11/21) ... ran 22:21.4 at the ACC Championship meet in Cary, N.C., finished 57th overall ... finished in 15th place (18:10.0) at the Murray Keatinge Invitational (10/3) ... took 12th place at the UMass Invitational (9/19) in a time of 18:10.00...recipient of the Athletic Director's Award for Academic Achievement...ACC Academic Honor Roll.

AS A JUNIOR (2008-09)
XC: Ran the Notre Dame Invitational course in 18:17 ... finished 23rd overall at the Iona Meet of Champions with a time of 22:51.4.
Indoor T&F: Seventh in the 800m run at the ACC Indoor Championships (2:11.83)...fifth place in the 800m dash at the BU Valentine Invitational (2:09.97)...won the 1000m run at the Reebok Boston Indoor Games (2:52.64)...third in the 800m run at the Dartmouth Relays (2:15.87)...won the 1000m run at the Northeastern Winter Carnival (2:55.62).
Outdoor T&F: Finished in first place in the 1500m run at the New England Championships (4:27.40)...won the 1500m at the UMass Invitational (4:35.22)...won the 800m run at the Stonehill Invitational (2:15.47)...won the 1500m run at the Stonehill Invitational (4:40.85)...fifth in her heat in the 800m run at the Stanford Invitational (2:10.69) ...recipient of the Athletic Director's Award for Academic Achievement...ACC Academic Honor Roll.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2007-08)
XC: Ran in the NEICAAA Championships, helping BC to its fourth-place finish, completing the course in 19:20 ... competed in the BC Invite race, completing the 5k in 19:00.
Indoor T&F: Second in the 1000m at the ECAC Championships (2:49.21) ... sixth in the 800m at the ACC Championships (2:15.08) ... second in the 800m at the New Balance Invitational (2:12.14) ... won the 800m at the Beanpot (2:11.75) ... second in the 800m vs. Sacred Heart and Boston University (2:13.09) ... third in the mile at the Harvard Open (5:06.08) ... second in the 1000m at the Husky Invitational (2:53.14).
Outdoor T&F: Fourth in the 800m at the ECAC Championships (2:10.26) ... fifth in the 1500m at the New England Championships (4:35.16) ... fifth in the 800m at the ACC Championships (2:09.05) ... 13th in the 1500m at the Stanford Invitational (4:31.60) ... 17th in the 800m at the Stanford Invitational (2:10.31) ...recipient of the Athletic Director's Award for Academic Achievement...ACC Academic Honor Roll.

AS A FRESHMAN (2006-07)
XC: Did not compete in any meets for the Eagles.
Indoor T&F: Ran her fastest 800m of the season for a 10th place finish at the ACC Championship (2:13.16) ... also participated in the distance medley relay that placed fourth (11:39.26) ... won the 800m at the dual meet with Harvard (2:16.08) ... second in the 500m at the Harvard Invitational (1:15.85) and the Boston University Multi Meet (1:15.00) ... had the Eagles fastest time of 1:15.65 in the 500m at the Boston Indoor Games and ran on the 4x400m relay squad that placed fourth (3:59.26) ...recipient of the Athletic Director's Award for Academic Achievement...ACC Academic Honor Roll.

BEFORE BC
National High School 1,600m Champion in 2004 ... ran fifth fastest time ever recorded for a high school female in the 1000m with a time of 2:47.66 ... two-time Rhode Island State Cross Country Champion (2004, 2005) ... won 24 individual and relay Rhode Island State Championships while leading her team to four consecutive Rhode Island Indoor and Outdoor State Championships (2003-06) ... Rhode Island Words Unlimited Schoolgirl Athlete of the Year in 2004-05 and 2005-06 ... four consecutive selections as the Rhode Island Gatorade Female High School Track Athlete of the Year ... member of National Honors Society.

PERSONAL
Born on March 30, 1988 ... enrolled as communications major in College of Arts and Sciences ... one of Janet and John Gawrych's four children.

PERSONAL RECORDS (PR)
500m
2006-07: 1:15.85 - Boston Indoor
800m
2010-11: 2:14.54 - Stanford Invite (3/26)
2008-09: 2:09.97 - BU Valentine
2007-08: 2:10.26 - ECAC Outdoor
2006-07: 2:13.16 - ACC
1000m
2008-09: 2:52.64 - Reebook Games
2007-08: 2:49.21 - ECAC Indoor
1500m
2010-11: 4:38.50 - UMass Invite (4/9)
2008-09: 4:35.22 - UMass Invite
2007-08: 4:31.60 - Stanford Invite
Mile
2007-08: 5:06.08 - Harvard Open
4x400m
2006-07: 3:59.26 - Boston Indoor
5K
2010-11: 18:38 - Mayor's Cup (10/24)
2009-10: 18:03 - ECAC (11/21)
2008-09: 18:17 - Notre Dame
2007-08: 19:00 - BC Invite
6K
2009-10: 22:21.4 - ACC (10/31)

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