Four earn the honor for the third consecutive year
2011 Cross Country: Competed in five races, finishing in team's top-five two times...Had three top-30 finishes, including season-best 17th-place finish as second Bear across the line at HBU/Puma Invitational with four-mile time of 18:50...Placed 23rd at two-mile UTA Season Opener with time of 12:26.
2011 Track: Did not compete.
2010 Cross Country: Competed in five races, finishing in Baylor's top-five four times...Had season-high finish of 11th at Houston Baptist Puma Invitational with time of 14:54.4 over four kilometers...Totaled four top-30 finishes, including a 20th-place finish at the Rice Invitational...Named to fall and spring Baylor Dean's List and Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
High School: Lettered in cross country three times at Belton High School, helping team to runner-up finish each time at district meet...Helped lead BHS to state meet with fourth-place team finish at regionals...Earned academic all-state honors...Also lettered in track and field twice...Named National Merit Commended Scholar and was member of BHS National Honor Society...Earned salutatorian honors...Volunteered at local hospital and for church childcare.
Personal: Full name is Samantha Jaye Allen...Born Sept. 11, 1989, in Gainesville, Fla....Daughter of Steve and Renee Allen...Has one sister, Chelsea, and one brother, Tad...Majoring in pre-medicine in the University Scholars program.