|| Sam Vanden Berge
Competed for Team USA in the 800 freestyle at the World University Games.
Earned All-America honorable mention honors at NCAAs in the 1650 free after finishing 12th with a school record swim of 16:04.81 ... Also earned honorable mention honors in the 800 free relay and broke the school record in the 500 free (4:42.50) at NCAAs ... Placed fourth in the 1650 free, eighth in the 500 free and 17th in the 200 free at Pac-10s ... Placed second in the 1650 free against USC ... Won the 1000 free against Cal, Stanford, Boise State/Washington State and Oregon State/UCSB ... Won the 200 free against UC Davis/LMU ... Placed first in the 400 IM against San Diego/Idaho ... Texas Invite champion in the 1650 free, and placed 10th in the 500 free and 18th in the 200 free ... Athletic Director's Honor Roll
Competed at U.S. Nationals, finishing ninth in the 800 free (8:42.04) and 18th in the 400 free (4:14.45) ... Also swam on the second-place 800 free relay at Nationals ... Won the 1500m free at the Santa Clara Invite.
At the NCAA Championships, earned All-American honorable mention honors in the 1650 free (13th) and 800 free relay (14th) ... Was fifth in the 1650 free, 10th in the 500 free and 13th in the 200 free at Pac-10s ... Runner-up in the 1650 free and third in the 500 free against USC ... Placed second in both the 500 and 1000 free against Cal and Stanford ... Tallied dual meet wins in the 1000 free against UCSB/OSU, Arizona State and Fresno State/Kansas ... Also won the 500 free against UCSB/OSU ... Placed second in the 500 free vs. Arizona State.
Competed at the U.S. Open in the 800 and mile, finishing sixth in the mile with a lifetime-best mark ... Also qualified for the World Championship Trials.
Finished sixth in the 1650 free and 18th in the 500 free at Pac-10s ... Was second in the 1650 free at USC ... Won the mile against California ... Placed second in the 1000 free at Stanford ... Won both the 500 and 1000 free against Washington ... At the UCI Invite, placed second in the 400 IM, fourth in the 50 free, ninth in the 200 back, 10th in the 100 breast and 11th in the 200 fly ... Was 10th in the mile and 12th in the 500 free at the Texas Invite ... Was second in the 1000 free and third in the 500 free against both Arizona and ASU ... Placed second in both the 500 and 1000 free against UCSB/OSU.
Competed in the 200/400/800 free and 400 IM at the U.S. Olympic Trials ... Placed 10th in the 1500 free and 18th in the 800 free at the U.S. Open.
Placed seventh in the 1650 free, 14th in the 500 free and 23rd in the 400 IM at Pac-10s ... Won the 1000 free vs. Arizona State and Stanford ... At the Nike Cup, placed second in the 1650 free, seventh in the 500 free and eighth in the 400 IM ... Was 27th in the 1650 free at the Short Course National Championships ... Finished second in the 1650 free against California and third vs. USC ... Athletic Director's Honor Roll.
NISCA All-American ... Two-time CIF champion in the 500 free, CIF champion in the 200 IM and two-time CIF champion in the 200 and 400 free relays ... Served as the team's captain in 2007 ... Two-time swimming MVP ... CIF Masters champion in the 500 free while setting a new meet record ... 2004 U.S. Nationals Rookie of the Meet ... Was the Female Performance of the Meet award-winner at the 2004 NICSA Junior Nationals ... Placed second at the 2005 Junior PanPacs in the 400 free and also placed third in the 800 free relay (was the high point winner for the American team) ... High school team were CIF champions ... Was a member of the U.S. National Junior team in 2005 ... Won four U.S. Junior National titles ... Was a 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier ... Competed at the 2006 National Open Water Select Camp ... Competed for Swim Pasadena under coach Terry Stoddard.
Born August 12, 1988 in Bellflower, CA ... Daughter of Mark and Mary Vanden Berge ... Has two brothers, Jacob and Lucas ... Sociology major.
Short Course Bests
100 free -53.00
200 free - 1:47.27
500 free - 4:42.50
1000 free - 9:59.38
1650 free - 16:04.81
400 IM - 4:26.72
Long Course Bests
200 free - 2:03.31
400 free - 4:14.45
800 free - 8:42.04
1500 free - 16:41.47