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

One of the team’s top backstrokers, who could factor in heavily on relays, per the staff … Member of the team’s leadership council.

2018-19: Continued to rank among the conference’s top backstrokers … Placed 11th in the 200 back at NCACs with time of 1:56.21 … Won the bonus heat of the 100 back at 55.01 … Also competed in the preliminary heats of the 200 individual medley at the league championships.

2017-18: Again rose the occasion in the 200 back 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 IM (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.