THIS SEASON: Sam Adams, a 2016 senior, returns as one of the conference's top divers with six Pac-12 final appearances to her credit and is coming off of her first NCAA Championships appearance.
2015: Adams competed at the NCAA Championships for the first time as a 2015 junior, finishing 41st on platform and 44th on 3-meter ... She earned her NCAA berth after finishing fifth on platform (532.95) at the 2015 NCAA Zone E Championships. She was also ninth on 3-meter (591.95) ... At the 2015 Pac-12s, she reached her sixth career conference final, finishing eighth on platform (245.00). She was also 14th on 1-meter (268.20) and 23rd on 3-meter (231.95) ... She was a 2015 Pac-12 All-Academic second team selection for the second year in a row with a 3.58 GPA in communications.
2014: Adams was a three-time Pac-12 finalist as a 2014 sophomore, finishing a career-best third on 3-meter (337.70) while taking fifth on both 1-meter (305.05) and platform (264.50), also career highs as well ... Adams was a two-time finalist at the 2014 Zone E Championships, taking eighth on platform (467.55) and 18th on 3-meter (536.80) ... She was a 2014 Pac-12 All-Academic second team pick with a 3.62 GPA in communications ... At the 2013 USA Diving Winter National Championships, she was 19th on platform in prelims (204.20).
2013: Adams was a reliable dual-meet scorer as a 2013 freshman and a two-time Pac-12 finalist, finishing seventh on platform (237.95) and eighth on 3-meter (283.55). She was also 18th on 1-meter (269.55) ... At the Zone E Championships, Adams was seventh on 3-meter (605.45) and eighth on platform (473.50) ... Adams earned CSCAA Scholar All-American honorable mention honors.
HIGH SCHOOL: Adams prepped at Mission Viejo (Calif.) High ... She competed at the 2012 Junior National Diving Championships, taking 42nd on 3-meter and 18th on 3-meter synchro. She was 50th at the 2012 USA Diving Winter Nationals ... Adams was first at the 2012 USA Diving Summer Junior Region 9 Championships on 1-meter and third in it in 2011 ... She placed fifth in the 16-18 division of the 2011 USA Diving Spring Junior West Championships and was third on 1-meter at the 2011 CIF Southern Section Division final. She was fourth at CIF in 2010 and seventh in 2009.
CLUB/COACH: Mission Viejo Nadadores.
PERSONAL: She was born on June 20, 1994, and is a communication major.