Rowed primarily in the varsity four as a junior ... earned honorable mention Pac-12 All-Academic Team acclaim ... rowed two seat in the third varsity eight in UCLA's season-opening victory against Loyola Marymount (March 9) … stroked the varsity four at the two-day San Diego Crew Classic (April 6-7) and at the two-day Clemson Invitational (April 20-21) … led the V4+ to a first-place finish on day one in San Diego and to a second-place finish in the Grand Final on day two … guided the V4+ to a pair of first-place finishes on day one at Clemson … stroked the second varsity eight against USC (May 4) … stroked the V4+ at Pac-12 Championships (May 19), leading the crew to a second-place finish … stroked the V4+ at NCAA Championships (May 31-June 2), leading the Bruins’ boat to first-place finishes in the C/D semifinals and C Final.
Rowed with the second varsity four and open eight boats as a sophomore ... stroked the open eight at the San Diego Crew Classic (March 31-April 1), helping the open eight to a fourth-place finish in the Grand Final on day two ... stroked the second varsity four against Louisville at the SoCal Challenge (April 14) ... stroked the second varsity four in a win over USC in the annual dual meet (April 28) ... stroked the second varsity four at the Pacific Coast Rowing Championships (May 12).
Rowed two seat in the novice eight crew as a freshman ... helped lead the novice eight crew to early-season victories against Loyola Marymount (March 5) and San Diego State (March 13) ... rowed two seat in the N8+ against California (March 27) and Stanford (March 28), leading the Bruins to victories each day ... rowed two seat at the San Diego Crew Classic (April 2-3), against USC (April 30) and at the Pac-10 Championships (May 15).
Four-year varsity soccer letterwinner and two-year varsity water polo letterwinner under head coaches Dave Todd and John Nogue, respectively, at Napa High School ... on the soccer field, earned first-team all-league and all-county honors ... helped lead Napa High School to the Monticello Empire League Championships ... also competed for Napa Force Lacrosse, serving as team captain for three years and securing league All-Star honors for two years.
Full name: Samantha Lynn Upton ... Samantha is the daughter of Tracey Lynne Upton ... has two sisters, Montana and Dakota ... aerospace engineering major.