The 41 student-athletes are the most ever in Mountain West sponsored sports only
The 75 honorees is the third most since the Falcons joined the MW in 1999-2000
Personal-Best Times - 800m: 2:15.23
FRESHMAN YEAR | 2016: Competed in three meets, including the conference championships...clocked a 6K time of 23:25.1 to finish 75th at the Mountain West Championships...finished 26th at the Rocky Mountain Shootout, completing the 5.8K course in 24 minutes...posted a season-opening 5K time of 19:54.6 to finish 52nd at the Colorado State Invitational...academic all-conference selection...Mountain West Scholar-Athlete.
HIGH SCHOOL: Newbury Park High School...seven-time CIF section qualifier (four in cross country, three in track and field)...Marmonte League champion in the 800-meter run...named Ventura County Freshman Runner of the Year in 2012...received the Ventura County Senior Runner of the Year award in 2015...earned eight varsity letters (four cross country, four track and field)...clocked career-best time of 2:15.23 in the 800-meter run and 18:11 in the three-mile event...AP Scholar, with Distinction...class valedictorian.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Abe and Annie Samuel...has one younger sister...currently undecided on a major, but looking at something technical...named to the Superintendent's List for excellence in military, academic and athletic performance...hobbies include recreationally playing sports, music, getting on the Academy's Snapchat story, liking the color green and talking someone's ear off "to the point that they get annoyed and walk away"...has a three-legged dog...completed Expeditionary Survival and Evasion Training (ESET) and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) over the summer...also took leave...member of Cadet Squadron 01.
COACH COLE ON SWATHI: "After gaining experience during her freshman year, Swathi made a heavy investment in her training levels this summer. Sometimes it takes awhile for an investment to pay off, but Swathi is very level-headed, has great perspective, and knows that generally when people put in the work and stay persistent, they’ll get rewards. And Swathi will get rewards."