Samantha Schuckles
Samantha Schuckles

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Hoffman Estates, Ill.

Height:
5-10

Event:
Backstroke, Sprint Freestyle

Birthdate:
05/29/1993

02/27/2014

Twelve Redbirds Named to MVC Swimming and Diving Scholar-Athlete Team

Illinois State's Kelly Sanks listed among three student-athletes averaging a perfect 4.0 GPA.

10/05/2013

White Team is Victorious at Intrasquad Meet

Illinois State Red and White Intrasquad Meet

07/26/2013

Redbirds Swim to the Top of NCAA Academic Standings

he team earned a cumulative spring grade-point average (GPA) of 3.61.

03/04/2013

Fourteen Redbirds Named to Swimming & Diving Scholar-Athlete Team

The Illinois State swimming and diving team have fourteen student-athletes named to the 2012-13 Scholar-Athlete Team.

02/16/2013

Redbirds Finish 2nd, Breaking Fifteen School Records

Illinois State swimming and diving finish in second-place at the Missouri Valley Conference Championships

2012-13: Received 2012-13 Missouri Valley Honorable mention All-Conference honors ... named to the 2013 Scholar-Athlete team ... member of the third-place school record breaking 200-yard medley relay (1:44.47) at the MVC Championships ... broke the school record in the 50-yard backstroke (26.30) ... earned a personal best time in the 50-yard freestyle (24.17) at the MVC Championships ... member of the first-place 400-yard medley relay (3:59.81) at a dual meet against Washington (Mo.) ... took first in the 100-yard backstroke (1:00.15) and was a member of the first-place 200-yard medley relay team (1:49.99) in a dual meet against Nebraska-Omaha ... part of the first-place 200-yard medley relay (1:49.64) team and took first in the 100-yard backstroke (59.44) against conference opponent Northern Iowa ... member of the third-place 300-yard backstroke relay (3:01.83) at the Dennis Stark Relays ... member of the first-place 400-yard medley relay (3:56.06) and placed first in the 100-yard (59.32) and 200-yard backstroke (2:10.23) in a dual meet against Truman State.

2011-2012: Received 2011-12 honorable mention all-conference honors ... broke the school record in the 50-yard backstroke (26.53) at the 2012 MVC Championships ... broke the school record in the 100-yard backstroke (56.37) at the Zippy Invite ... received a personal-best at the Zippy Invite in the 200-yard backstroke (2:04.60) ... member of the first-place 200-yard medley relay team in dual meets against Evansville and Nebraska-Omaha ... finished first in the 100-yard backstroke at a dual meet against Illinois ... first-place finish in the 200-yard backstroke against UNI ... participated in the Saluki Miler Open Water and the Notre Dame Relays ... finished in the top five in the 100-meter backstroke (1:12.54) at the Copa Coqui Invite in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Schaumburg High School: Varsity team member and state qualifier all four years... holds the freshman record for the 100-yard backstroke... earned the title of sectional champion in the 50-yard freestyle her freshman and sophomore year... captain of the swim team her last three years... won the sectional championship in the 100-yard backstroke her sophomore year... earned the varsity record her senior year in the 100-yard backstroke... also on the top ten list her senior year for the 50 and 100-yard freestyle... earned the title of sectional champion in the 100-yard backstroke and went on to place 10th at the IHSA State Finals in her senior year... was also an outstanding water polo player...all-conference and captain of the water polo team her junior and senior years... all-sectional in water polo her junior year... helped her polo team to two third place finishes at sectionals in her years as captain... Member of the honor roll... held a 3.5 GPA.

Personal: Born 5/29/1993...daughter of Robert and Cheryl Schuckles... plans to go into physical therapy... majoring in exercise science ... holds a cumulative GPA of 3.59 ... earned a GPA of 4.0 spring 2013.

Personal Best: 50-yard backstroke- 26.30, 100-yard backstroke- 56.37, 200-yard backstroke- 2:04.60, 50-yard freestyle- 24:17, 100-yard freestyle- 53:97