2013 Academic All-Big 12 First Team
Finished 14th at the NCAA West Preliminaries in the shot put, just missing out on the top-12 that goes to the NCAA Championships ... finished fifth in the shot put, eighth in the discus and ninth in the hammer throw at the Big 12 Championships ... re-set her own school record in the hammer throw at the conference championships with a toss of 176-8 (53.85m) ... also set career-best mark in shot put at Big 12 Championships, throwing 52-11 1/2 (16.14m) ... leaves TCU ranked third in discus and shot put.
Competed in four meets ... re-set her own school record in the weight throw at the Big 12 Championships with a throw of 59-4 (18.08m) at the Big 12 Championships ... threw the shot put at all four meets, winning the competition at the Texas A&M Invitational.
Qualified for NCAA West Preliminaries in the shot put, finishing 34th... finished fourth in the MWC in the shot put (49-3 ½) and seventh in the discus (150-0) ... Penn Relays champion in the shot put with a season-best toss of 52-7 ¼ ... also won shot put at TCU Invitational and North Texas Invitational.
Earned All-Mountain West honors in the shot put ... finished in 10th-place in the weight throw at the MWC Championships with a school-record throw ... won shot put and weight throw at Texas A&M Reveille Invitational ... finished second in shot put at Texas A&M Invitational ... second in weight throw at Texas 10-Team Invitational.
In Outdoor, competed in the Shot Put and Discus... Set a personal record in the Discus (149'1.76") on a sixth place throw at the Bobby Lane Invitational, good for fourth best in TCU history... Placed second in the Shot Put and eighth in the Discus at the MWC Championships... Finished ninth in the Shot Put at the Texas Relays... Recorded Top 5 finishes in the Shot Put at the UNT Twilight Invitational (third), Tom Jones Memorial Invitational (third), Horned Frog Invitational (fourth), ASU Invitational (fifth), and Bobby Lane Invitational (fifth)... Garnered USTFCCCA All-Academic and MWC Scholar-Athlete accolades... In Indoor, competed in the Shot Put and Weight Throw... Won the MWC Championship title in the Shot Put, earning All MWC honors... Finished 11th in the Weight Throw at the MWC Championships... Placed second in both the Shot Put and Weight Throw at the Razorback Invitational... Set a personal record in the Shot Put (52'7") en route to a second place finish at the Tyson Invitational... Set a TCU record in the Weight Throw (57'4.97") en route to a sixth place finish at the Tyson Invitational.
The freshman from Mesquite, collected second-place accolades in the women's shot put at the MWC Indoor Championships, tossing the shot 50 feet, 9 1/4 inches, to place second overall ... Samuels toss, which is a personal-best and NCAA provisional mark, is the third-best throw in TCU history ... Also finished second in the shot put at the Lobo Challenge ... Samuels set a new school record in the women's weight throw during the indoor season at the Razorback Invitational ... Samuels made her first postseason appearance at the NCAA West Preliminary Round during the outdoor season following a third-place showing at conference with a personal-best throw of 50 feet, 2 inches, which currently sits fourth all-time in program history ... She headed to Austin ranked No. 20 in the West Preliminary Round amongst competitors ... Won the Horned Frog Invitational in the women's shot put, while also placing eighth overall at the Texas Relays ... Also placed fourth at both home meets during the 2010 outdoor season in the women's discus ... Set a new school record during the outdoor campaign in the women's hammer throw ... Closed her freshman season tossing the shot 49 feet, 1 inch on her fourth attempt to finish in third-place at the USA Junior Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
Dr. John D. Horn High School
Samuels comes to TCU following a standout career at Mesquite Horn High School in Mesquite, Texas ... Samuels, who placed third in the girls shot put at the 2009 Texas Relays, was ranked third in the state throughout the year in the discus with a toss of 147 feet, 10 inches and No. 11 nationally amongst seniors in the shot put with a throw of 46 feet, 9 1/2 inches ... She closed out her junior year placing fifth in the shot put at the 2008 Texas State 5A meet ... Overall, she was a three-time district champion in the shot put.