Eli Samuelson
Eli Samuelson
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Rockville, Md.
High School: Richard Montgomery
Bats/Throws: Back/Fly/Sprint Free/IM
Events: Back/IM

Filled a big void in the backstroke events last year, but will need to make a quick turnaround to be ready to go for this year’s NCAC Championships after returning from abroad, per the staff.

2017-18: Again rose the occasion in the 200 backstroke at NCACs with a 12th-place time of 1:55.88 … Time of 1:55.80 in the prelims of the 200 back at NCACs marked the sixth-fastest in program history … Cracked the program’s top 10 in the 100 back at 53.79 during a win in the bonus heat (19th-place) at NCACs … Added a 26th-place showing in the 200 individual medley (2:01.96) at NCACs.

2016-17: Cracked Wooster’s top 10 list in the 200 back with a season-best 1:56.87 at the NCAC Championships, good for 11th-place … Time marked the eighth-fastest in program history … Added a pair of bonus heat finishes at NCACs in the 200 IM (2:01.59, 20th) and 100 back (54.68, 21st) … Swam the backstroke legs of the prelim 200 and 400 medley relays.

Prior to Wooster: Lettered in cross country, swimming, and track & field at Richard Montgomery High School.

Personal: Born May 3, 1998 … Son of Frank Samuelson and Lori Merrill … Majoring in mathematics.