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Born and raised outside the Twin Cities, Sam attended St. Francis High School in St. Francis, Minnesota where she was a three sport athlete, competing in cross country, track, and soccer. After high school, Samantha chose to stick to her Minnesotan roots, and transitioned to University of Minnesota, Duluth where she found success early, bringing home the DII National Championship in the Indoor 1600m in her first year with the Bulldogs. She would eventually tally up 5 DII NCAA All-American honors. Though the honors were…
“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”
UMD Bulldogs - Samantha Rivard Interview