Nicholls State: 2011 Outdoor Track and Field (Junior): Became the first Colonel in school history to qualify for multiple events in NCAA postseason competition ... Advanced to the NCAA National Championship East Preliminaries for the first time in her career by qualifying for both the 100 m and 200 m at the East Prelims in Bloomington, Ind. ... Recorded a pair of top-40 performances at the East Prelims, holding her No. 37 east region ranking with a 37th-place time of 11.90 in the 100 m ... Improved her No. 41 east region ranking in the 200 m with a 30th place time of 24.31 at the East Prelims ... Recorded a pair of school records during the outdoor season, setting new school standards in both the 100 m and 200 m at the 2011 Southland Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships ... Became the first Colonel sprinter to win a Southland Conference championship by taking first place in the 100 m with a school record time of 11.60 ... Became the first Colonel to earn all-conference honors in multiple events by turning in a runner-up performance with a school record time of 23.81 at the conference championships ... Her season-best 100 m time tied for the fastest time in the conference during the season while her season-best 200 m time was the second-fastest time in the league during the year ... Combining her indoor and outdoor seasons, had a hand in five school records (four personal, one relay) and three all-conference performances (two individual, one relay). 2010-11 Indoor Track and Field (Junior): Helped set three new school records (two individual, one relay) at the 2011 Southland Conference Indoor Championships ... Clocked in with a school-record time of 7.55 in the 60 m to take third place and earn All-Southland Conference Honors, becoming the first Colonel in school history to earn all-conference honors at the league's indoor meet ... Finished fifth at the conference championships with a school recrod showing of 24.87 in the 200 m, narrowly missing out on her second indoor all-conference honor ... Helped the Nicholls distance medley relay team to a first place finish at the league championships, giving the Colonels their first ever Southland Conference indoor title ... Joined teammates Jessica McLeod, Jackie White and Kadi Whisnant to a school record and championship time of 12:04.86, earning All-Southland Conference honors for the quartet ... Her season-best 60 m and 200 m times were both the fifth fastest times recorded in the conference during the season. 2010 Outdoor Track and Field (Sophomore): Set a new school record in the 100 m dash with a time of 11.80 to take sixth at the Southland Conference Outdoor Championships on May 14 ... Led the Nicholls 4x100 m and 4x400 m relay teams to school record peformances ... Led the 4x100 m team to a school best time of 46.15 and a fourth place finish at the Southland Conference Championships ... Led the Colonel 4x400 m squad to a school record time of 3:51.51 at the Florida State Relays on March 27. 2010 Indoor Track and Field (Sophomore): Became the first Nicholls track and field student athlete to earn All-Southland Conference honors during the indoor season when she finished third with a school record time of 7.60 in the 60 m dash at the 2010 Southland Conference Indoor Championships in Norman, Okla. ... Broke the school 60 m record twice during the season, once at the Southland Indoor Championships and once with an adjusted 55 m time of 7.63 at the Arkansas State Kickoff Klassic on Dec. 5 ... Twice broke the school's 200 m record (25.42 on Dec. 5 at ASU, 25.12 on Jan 25.30 at the Leonard Hilton Memorial in Houston). 2009 Outdoor Track and Field (Freshman): Recorded the fourth-best time in school history with a 100 m time of 12.18 at the Kansas Relays ... Turned in a time of 25.31 in the 200 m at the ULL Twilight Relay, the fifth-best mark in school history, and helped the 4x100 m relay squad to a school record time of 46.26 at the same meet. 2009 Indoor Track and Field (Freshman): Posted some of the best times in school history in numerous events during her freshman campaign ... Clocked in with the second-best 60 m time in school history ... Turned in the third-best 200 m time in school history. Prior to Nicholls - Centerville
High School: Lettered all four years in track and field... Named class B state MVP in her freshman season... Guided Centerville to the state championships in her freshman and sophomore seasons... Lettered four years in basketball and was named a three time district MVP... Graduated fifth in her class.
Personal: Full name is Samantha Shental Lynn Calhoun... Born on May 28, 1990 in Morgan City, Louisiana... Daughter of Samuel and Audrey Calhoun... Has an older sister, Jessica... Majoring in Athletic Training.