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.
List includes 10 first teamers, 10 returning swimmers and divers.
Adams, Van WInkle named to second team.
Trojans, fourth last year, seeking another high finish with talented squad.
Pollard, Reid, Enos on the men's side, Witt on for the women headed to Atlanta.
Trojans begin defense Wednesday with 200y medley and 800y free relays.