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Samantha Bowman
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Samantha Bowman 1769744
Height: 5'0"
Year: Junior
Hometown: San Mateo, Calif.
High School: Aragon

2015: A member of the V4 throughout the regular season before shifting to guide the 3V8 for the ACC Championship … guided the V4 at the season opening races against Clemson and Boston University … boat finished second to Clemson’s V4 in both its races (7:54.41/8:00.37) ... led the V4 to the Karen Plumleigh Cortney Cup Petite Final by placing third in the preliminary heat (8:06.96) … crew finished fourth in the petite final in 8:18.01 … led the V4 in three races at the Clemson Invitational against seven ranked squads as the crew finished seventh (8:09.2), sixth (8:00.3) and seventh (8:03.0) … at the ACC Championship switched to the 3V8 and helped the boat place fourth in its preliminary heat (7:22.0) and second in the Petite Final (7:10.8).

2013-14: Part of the 2V8 at the season-opening Cardinal Invitational … member of the 2V4 that placed third against Iowa, Kansas and two Clemson squads with a time of 7:56.57 … joined the 3V8 at the UVA Invite, helping the boat finish in 6:59.5, its first sub seven-minute mark of the campaign … coxswain of the 3V8 for the ACC Championship, helping the boat to a fifth place finish in the final with a time of 7:08.3.

Fall 2013: Coxed the 3V8 at the Princeton Chase, helping the boat place 31st out of 52 entries.

High School: A four-year participant with the NorCal Crew for head coach Jenifer Aguirne … as a senior, helped team place in the varsity 4 at the USRowing Southwest Youth Regionals … boat placed in the varsity 8 and varsity 4 at the southwest regionals during junior year … also during junior campaign, helped boat to a sixth-place finish at  the Head of the Charles … as a sophomore, helped squad to a 17th-place finish at the Head of the Charles … rookie year had boat take second in the varsity 4 and third in the varsity 8 at the southwest regionals … earned the California Seal of Biliteracy Award and is a California Scholarship Federation lifetime member.

Personal: Born January 8, 1995 … daughter of Heidi and John Bowman … has one younger brother, Miles … father earned one varsity letter (1980) as a wrestler at the University of Illinois … brother is a freshman coxswain at Cornell.

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