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Samantha Rogers
Samantha  Rogers


Grand Rapids, Mich.

High School:
GR Catholic Central


2017: A 2017 Academic All-Big Ten Selection ... Opened the season in the second novice eight at the Oak Ridge Cardinal, finishing second to Notre Dame in a time of 7:09.409 and ahead of Kansas and Tennessee (3/11) ... On Sunday at Oak Ridge (3/12), was third behind Virginia and the Spartan novice eight, clocked in a time of 7:23.320, an open --water margin over fourth-place Tennessee ...In the third four, raced twice on the Charles River in Cambridge, Mass. (4/22-23) against several Boston-area crews, and started the weekend with a convincing win (7:40.709) over two entries from Radcliffe and one from Northeastern... Took a win in the Sunday race (7:37.0), outpacing Radcliffe by 19 seconds (7:56.2) and nearly a full minute ahead of Radcliffe's fourth varsity four (8:31.6)... In the third varsity four, crossed the finish line in a time of 7:34.502 at the Big Ten Championships, about a half a length of open water behind fourth-place Wisconsin (7:34.502).

2016: Split a pair of races against Michigan at the Big Ten/ACC Challenge in the second novice eight, besting the Wolverines by nearly a length in the morning session (7:21.9-7:25.4), and falling to UM in a time of 7:52.7 later that day ... Posted a great effort in a pair of three-boat races against Michigan and Rutgers at the Big Ten Double Dual (4/3) in the second novice eight races in Princeton, NJ, winning the first race over Michigan by four seats and the host Scarlet Knights by open water (7:29.3), and opening up the margin over the Wolverines to 15 seconds in the second session ... Took a commanding victory from host Ohio State in the second novice eight race in Columbus (4/24) , clocked in a time of 6:58.4 -- more than 20 seconds ahead of the Buckeyes ... At Michigan (4/30), finished a length behind the host Wolverines, clocked in a time of 7:16.9, compared to 7:12.9 for UM ... At the Big Ten Championships (5/15) in Indianapolis, was a part of the second novice eight entry that finished fifth (7:06.559) ...

Prior to MSU: Attended Grand Rapids Catholic Center in Grand Rapids, Mich. ... Two-year letterwinner in basketball and softball.

Personal: Born June 7, 1997 ... Daughter of John and Barbara Rogers ... Plans to major in neuroscience ... National Honor Society member.

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