One of Samantha’s biggest accomplishments is making the 2008 Olympic team and wining a silver medal with her team all while continuing regular schooling, which she prides herself on.
She graduated a few years later in 2010 and accepted a full-ride scholarship to UCLA to compete on their gymnastics team.
Samantha won NCAA Championships on beam her freshman year and again her senior year as well as the All- around title to finish her very last competition ever. She won 17 All-America honors total and was on Honor Roll every quarter at UCLA
She earned the Bruin Leadership award, which inspired her to begin speaking to middle schools, Universities and businesses. She also created her own talk show at UCLA called, Bruin Banter, which helped polish her on air craft.
After moving to LA from Indianapolis where she was born and raised, Samantha maintains an athletic lifestyle. Although retired from her sport, she works out regularly and co-created The Gympire with her Olympic teammate. Creating a community of athletic individuals that reach for excellence and motivates each other starting with physical health and strength. Sending a message that an athletic mindset can empower individuals, as well as a tool that will help achieve greatness in all aspects of life.