Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Samantha Pickens
Position: Diving
Height: 5'2"
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Murrysville, Pa.
High School: Franklin Regional

2011-12: Earned a third-place finish on the 3m board with a score of 379.75 and a fourth-place finish on the 1m with a score of 334.55, shattering Tiffany Manning's record's set in 2006 at the NCAA Championships...Named Pac-12 Diver of the Week for January...Broke an Arizona record on the 3m with a score of 364.50 versus No. 4 Texas.

2010-11: Posted a runner-up finish versus USC...Finished in first on the 1m and third on the 3m versus Cal...Won both the 1m and 3m versus Stanford...Finished in second-place on the 1m versus Texas and SMU.

High School: Graduated from Franklin Regional High School...Was named team captain her junior and senior years...Was named Most Valuable Diver...Earned all-district first-team honors, all-state first-team honors and All-America honors all four years...Was undefeated in high school, was the district champion and state champion...Holds the school record for the 6 dive (358.11) and the district record for the 11 dive (605.55).

Personal: Daughter of Jack and Debbie Pickens...Has one brother.

Major: Psychology

Spends free time: Hanging out with family, shopping, playing with dogs.

Why Arizona: I fell in love with the team atmosphere and I loved the coaching staff.

Personal Bests
1m: 417.89
3m: 410.35

National Teams
2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 Junior National Teams
2007-2008 USA Challenge Team