Year: Freshman
Hometown: Pella, Iowa
High School: Newton
Major: Management


Honors & Awards

  • One Letter (2017)
  • CSCAA Scholar All-American (HM, 2017)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring 2017)
  • Herman Team GPA Award (2017)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2017)

2016-17 (Freshman)
Samantha Hedrick made her debut with 10 top-five finishes, including one victory and two second-place showings as a freshman for the Huskers. She was part of the 400-yard medley relay (Julia RollerHedrickAllie Worrall and Erin Oeltjen) that earned a No. 50 national ranking from (3:39.56). Hedrick set five career bests with three of them coming at the 2017 Big Ten Championships, where took 33rd in the 200-yard freestyle (1:49.05). She also competed in the 100 free (50.31) and the 100 fly (54.48). An outstanding contributor in the community, Hedrick earned a spot on the 2017 Tom Osborne Citizenship Team. She was also a member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the spring of 2017.

Hedrick helped Newton High School and Coach Sarah Patterson to four straight North Central Conference championships. Hedrick captured all-district honors in the 50 free, 100 free, 200 free, 100 fly and the medley relay. She was also an all-district honoree all four of her high school seasons in the 200 free relay and 400 free relay. In 2015, Hedrick made the All-Iowa Elite Team and the Senior Scholastic Team. In both 2014 and 2015, Hedrick made the USA Swimming Scholastic All-America Team. Hedrick was a first-team all-state performer in the 100 butterfly and 200 freestyle. She also earned second-team all-state honors in the 100 fly. She excelled in the pool and the classroom, earning honor roll recognition throughout her career at Newton High School.

The daughter of Jennie Hedrick-Rozenberg and Daniel Adams, Samantha was born June 30, 1998 in Pella, Iowa. Samantha has a younger sister, Macie, and younger brother, Joseph. Samantha is management major and earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the spring of 2017. She was an honorable-mention CSCAA All-America Scholar in 2017. She earned a spot on the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team in 2017. She chose Nebraska over Iowa.

Career-Best Times

Event Time Meet (Date)
50 Free 24.30 Kansas Classic (2016)
100 Free 50.31 Big Ten Championships (2017)
100 Fly 54.48 Big Ten Championships (2017)
200 Fly 2:13.35 South Dakota State (2016)


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