Linnaea Hance paced the Falcons with three all-MPSF selections.
JUNIOR (2011): Two-time USAG All-American selection...earned second-team honors on the vault and floor exercise...also earned all-conference honors from the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation on the vault...competed on the vault, uneven bars and floor exercise in every team competition...also competed on the vault and floor exercise during the individual event finals of the USAG Championships...tallied a career-best 9.725 on the floor exercise during four meets...collected the first at home against Seattle Pacific...matched that score against Bridgeport, Denver and during the team qualifying session of the USAG Championships...also recorded personal-best scores of 9.750 on the uneven bars against Bridgeport and Denver...scored a career-best 9.775 on the vault during the USAG team qualifier...tied for first during the qualifier with that score...that score was the best on the team in 2011...reached the 9.700 mark on the vault in seven meets, including a string of six straight...claimed a pair of first-place finishes on the floor exercise (Seattle Pacific, Eastern Michigan).
SOPHOMORE (2010): Did not compete due to injury.
FRESHMAN (2009): Competed in every meet for the Falcons, including five as an all-around competitor...posted a career-high 37.850 at New Hampshire's Fox Run Invitational...also accounted for a personal-best score on the floor exercise (9.650) at that meet...scored a career-high 9.700 on the vault at Wisconsin-La Crosse...scored a 9.675 to pace the Falcons on that event at Pittsburgh...recorded a personal-best uneven bars score of 9.600 at Centenary...finished fourth in that event (9.450) at Hamline to help Air Force to the top four places...was a top-three finisher in collegiate debut on the bars...tallied a career-high 9.325 on the balance beam in season debut.
HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Washington Township High School...four-time MVP...three-time captain...three-time all-state selection...four-time conference and league champion...two-time sectional champion...2008 Athlete of the Year...member of the National Honor Society...Cum Laude graduate...honor roll student...four-year member of the School Board Superintendent Student Cabinet...Ronald Davis Heck Memorial Award winner...competed at the club level for Cherry Hill Gymnastics Academy...coached by Christine Golderer, Shawn Ellis, Christian Robinson and Joe Stuerr...2008 MVP...four-time Level 10 regional qualifier...two-time Junior Olympic national qualifier.
PERSONAL: Full name is Samantha Christine Jones...goes by Sammi...daughter of Lee and Susan Jones...has two older brothers, Daniel and Mark...majoring in behavioral science...future plans include to attend physical therapy school...served as Group Academics NCO, Element Leader and Support Clerk...named to the Dean's List four times...also named to the Commandant's List for excellence in military performance on three occasions...spent the summer working Falcon Sports Camps, taking leave and working logistics during combat survival training...favorite quote is "you can't always wait for the storm to pass, sometimes you have to learn to dance in the rain"...favorite event is the vault...member of Cadet Squadron 03.