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Samantha Terranova
Samantha  Terranova


Steamboat Springs, CO

High School:
Steamboat Springs HS





Toreros Battled Aztecs & Elements in Final Home Meet

Alex Hubel and Danielle Taylor earned first place finishes


Toreros Knock off Oregon State

USD defeat the Beavers for the second straight year


USD Swim and Dive vs Fresno State

USD Swim and Dive vs Fresno State 1-13-17

FRESHMAN (2016-17) 
  • Competed in the free, back and IM in her first year at USD
  • Had four personal best times at the MSPF championships: 500 free (5:07.34), 1650 free (17:29.97), 200 back (2:04.51) and the 400 IM (4:32.62)
  • Had the team's best time in the 200 back (2:04.51)
  • Had the team's second best time in the 1000 free (10:36.08), 1650 free (17:29.97), and the 100 back (58.97)
  • Attended Steamboat Springs High School
  • Her high school didn't have a swim program, but she swam for the Aspen Swim Club
  • Helped her team win the Western Slope League Championship her junior and senior year
  • Notable times from 2015 CA Las Vegas Invite: 100 Fly (59:77), 500 IM (4:39.09), & 1000 Free (10:49.10)
  • Notable times from 2015 IA Speedo Sectionals at Iowa: 100 Back (58.69), 200 Back (2:05.66), 200 IM (2:08.80), & 400 IM (4:35.26)
  • Given Western Slope League Sportsmanship award her senior year
  • Named Aspen Swim Club MVP her junior year
  • Ran cross-country for one year where she qualified for the Colorado State Championships
  • As XC runner, named Academic All-American
  • Born September 4, 1997 in Steamboat Springs, Colorado to Jodi and Dave Terranova
  • Chose USD for the small class sizes, location, academics, and the swim program
  • Was also recruited by Colorado State
  • Likes to hike, watch Netflix, read, and hang out with friends and family
  • Has two dogs and two cats

What is your most memorable swimming/diving moment? Why?
My most memorable swimming moment is from my junior year when I was behind the blocks with my relay team and we were dancing, singing, having a great time. We ended up swimming really well. It’s my favorite memory because one of the best parts about swimming is having fun with your team.

Describe yourself as an athlete and as a student.  
As both an athlete and a student I am very hard working and positive.

What piece of coaching and/or personal advice has stuck with you over the years?
Own your results, actions, and attitude. Be proud.

What do you see yourself doing in 10 years?
Working in a career that I love

Favorite TV show: One Tree Hill
Favorite movie: Silver Linings Playbook
Favorite food: Beef tenderloin and mashed potatoes
Favorite place to spend time: My back deck
Favorite Song: Dreaming


Event Time Meet
100 Free 57.37 USD-SDSU Pentathlon (9/15/16)
200 Free 1:58.19 USD-UCSD Dual (1/28/16)
500 Free 5:07.34 2017 MPSF Championships
1000 Free 10:36.08 LMU Dual (11/5/16)
1650 Free 17:29.97 MPSF Championships
200 IM 2:12.49 Husky Invite (12/2/16)
400 IM 4:32.62 MPSF Championships
100 Back 58.97 Husky Invite (12/2/16)
200 Back 2:04.51 2017 MPSF Championships
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Toreros play SDSU Thursday night at 8
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Football preps for second round of playoffs at NDSU
Video Thumbnail Football: NAU From the Sidelines
Toreros win in first round of playoffs at NAU
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Thirteen
Football travels to NAU for the first round of the FCS Playoffs
Video Thumbnail Torero Tuesday
A day to give to Torero Athletics
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Twelve
Toreros gear up for last game of conference play
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Eleven
Toreros prep for game day
Video Thumbnail Torero Timeout with Summer Mason
USD junior women's soccer player takes a timeout during a study break
Video Thumbnail On Saturday We Dominate
Big wins for both USD Football and USD Volleyball Saturday afternoon
Video Thumbnail Torero Timeout with Henry Lander
Men's soccer sophomore Henry Lander takes a Timeout between classes
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Ten
Toreros gear up for home game against Drake
Video Thumbnail Halloween Hoopla
Men's and women's basketball teamed up to host a Halloween event
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Nine
Big day in the weight room for the Toreros
Video Thumbnail Seamus McFadden's Legacy
39 years in review by former players and coaches
Video Thumbnail Seamus Night
Alumni, staff and the San Diego community gathered to celebrate Men's Soccer Head Coach Seamus McFadden
Video Thumbnail Sixth Man Night: The Event
Recap video of the October 12 fundraiser event
Video Thumbnail Women's Basketball: WCC Hoops Tip-Off
Coach Fisher and Maya Hood attend media day in Las Vegas
Video Thumbnail Men's Basketball: New Heights
Men's basketball celebrates the third era of the program
Video Thumbnail Homecoming
Alumni and family gathered together for an eventful Homecoming weekend
Video Thumbnail Torero Timeout with Kristen Gengenbacher
Take a Timeout with the senior setter at her house in South Mission Beach
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Seven
Football preps for this Saturday's Homecoming game
Video Thumbnail Torero Timeout with Jonathan Petersen
USD Football's Petersen strolls through Belmont Park during his bye week
Video Thumbnail USD Basketball: Practice No. 1
Check out what practice looks like for the Torero ballers
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Five
Toreros prep for big game against Dayton
Video Thumbnail Football: FaceTime with Lion's Jamal Agnew
USD Head Coach Dale Lindsey congratulates Torero alum Agnew on his first NFL touchdown
Video Thumbnail Football: Brian Fogarty PFL Classic
From tailgates to touchdowns, we got it all
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Four
Hard work follows these Toreros on and off the field
Video Thumbnail Cross Country: USD Invite
Missed Saturday's race? Don't stress, we have it right here
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Three
Sights and sounds of USD Football at work
Video Thumbnail USD Invite: Take a Lap
Men's and women's cross country host the USD Invite: the only home race for the Toreros
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Two
Football hard at work for their first away game at UC Davis
Video Thumbnail Three Games - One Day
Ole Weekend was one to remember for USD Athletics
Video Thumbnail Football: Week One
Toreros preps for their home opener against Western New Mexico
Video Thumbnail 2017 Football Season Preview
Head Coach Dale Lindsey and Senior Ray Clark discuss upcoming season
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Don't miss the best highlights from this past year in USD Athletics


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