2011 (Freshman): Member of national semifinalist team in inaugural season ... Participated in two events with team ... Competed in trio tumbling pass and team routine.
High School: Lettered in diving, cheer and track ... Member of 2009-10 Eaglecrest High School cheer team, league and regional champions and 15th in nationals ... Earned Toshiba award.
Personal: Full name is Samantha Kay Peterson ... Born July 23, 1992, in Fresno, Calif. ... Parents are Robert and Teresa Peterson ... Majoring in psychology and secondary education.