Athena Sampalis
Athena Sampalis
Height: 5-4
Year: Fr.
Hometown: West Greenwich, RI
High School: Toll Gate

Freshman Year (2018-19): Named the team MVP. Sampalis finished seventh in both 200-yard medley relay (2:20.91) and the 400-yard freestyle relay (4:29.69), 13th in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:56.63) and 18th in the 100-yard backstroke (1:15.51) at the LEC Championship on Feb. 9...finished first in the 100-yard backstroke (1:21.25), 100-yard IM (1:17.78) and the 200-yard freestyle relay (2:02.54) and fourth in the 50-yard freestyle (30.60) at Westfield on Jan. 26...finished first in both the 100-yard backstroke (1:17.62) and the 200-yard freestyle relay (2:03.37), second in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:22.40) and fifth in the 50-yard breaststroke (41.04) vs. Western Connecticut on Jan. 17...finished first in the 200-yard freestyle relay (2:12.08) and second in the 200-yard IM (2:57.60), 100-yard backstroke (1:20.41) and the 100-yard breaststroke (1:23.11) at Clark University on Jan. 12...finished first in the 50-yard backstroke (34.83) and second in both the 50-yard freestyle (29.69) and 400-yard medley relay (5:15.68) at Plymouth State on Dec. 1...took first in the 50-yard freestyle (28.87), the 100-yard IM (1:17.12) and the 200-yard freestyle relay (2:08.47) and was second in the 50-yard backstroke (35.69) vs. Western New England on Nov. 16...finished first in both the 200-yard breaststroke (3:01.59) and the 200-yard freestyle relay (2:01.95), second in the 100-yard backstroke (1:16.68) and was third in the 200-yard IM (2:52.28) at Eastern Connecticut on Nov. 10...finished ninth in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:21.57), 11th in the 200-yard medley relay (2:13.26), 12th in the 50-yard breaststroke (36.52), 22nd in the 100-yard IM (1:13.77) and 27th in the 50-yard freestyle (29.10) at the Louise Goodrum Invitational on Nov. 3...finished second in the 400-yard freestyle relay (4:44.79), fourth in the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:57.56), fifth in the 200-yard medley relay (2:18.85), ninth in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:21.32), 16th  in the 100-yard freestyle (1:06.71), 23rd in the 100-yard individual medley (1:20.73) and 25th  in both the 100-yard backstroke (1:20.04) and the 100-yard butterfly (1:33.37) at the USJ Invitational on Oct. 26...finished second in both the 200-yard freestyle (2:38.81) and the 200-yard medley (2:16.34) and third in both the 50-yard freestyle (32.80) and the 100-yard breaststroke (1:21.05) at University of Saint Joseph on Oct. 20...named the Little East Rookie Swimmer of the Week once on the season.

High School: Four-time All-Division selection while at Toll Gate High School...2018 graduate.

Personal: Born July 14, 2000...biochemistry major.