Sammy Silva
Year: Junior
Hometown: La Mesa, Calif.
High School: Harvard University
Experience: Transfer


2013: Arguably the team's top runner, leading the Lobos at all but one meet ... Opened the season at the Notre Dame Invitational where she placed third overall on the 5-kilometer course in 17:04 ... Was third on the team (and 41st overall) at the Wisconsin Invitational, finishing the 6K course in 20:33 ... Led New Mexico at the Mountain West Championships (second place overall, 21:12.10) before winning the NCAA Mountain Region Championships (20:29.3) ... Took 12th at the NCAA Championships (20:25.6 over 6K) for All-American honors. 


Transfer from Harvard University ... Turned in Harvard’s top time, crossing the finish line at 17:25.58 against Yale ... Crossed the finish line as the Crimson’s second scorer, posting a time of 20:47 at the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational ... Shattered her best 6-kilometer time with a 20:39.9 and a sixth place finish at the Heptagonal Championships ... Was Harvard’s No. fourth scorer with a time of 20:53.6 at the NCAA Regionals Nov. 9 ... Posted a time of 21:32.1 at the NCAA Championships.


Competed in four years of track and three years of cross country at Academy of Our Lady of Peace… Cross country and track team captain as a senior … Cross country and track teams’ Most Valuable Player all four years … Western League cross country champion as a sophomore, junior and senior … Western League champion in the 800 meters, 1,600 meters and 3,200 meters … Division 3 cross country state champion as a senior … State champion in the 1,600 as a senior … School Rookie of the Year … Holds high school records in the 800 meters, 1,500 meters, 1,600 meters, 3,200 meters and 5k … San Diego Union Tribune Athlete of the Year as a senior … Member of the National Arts Honor Society.


• USTFCCCA First-Team All-American, 2013
• USTFCCCA Mountain Region Women's Athlete of the Year
• USTFCCCA All-Mountain Region, 2013
• First-Team All-Mountain West, 2013
• Academic All-Mountain West, 2013
• Mountain West Scholar-Athlete, 2013