Earlier this month, former UGA swimmer Samantha Arsenault received the NCAA Today’s Top VIII Award. The award is given to eight student athletes based on their athletic success, academic achievement and community service.
Arsenault, a native of Peabody, Mass., capped her collegiate career in 2005 by swimming on the 200- and 400-yard medley relay teams that won NCAA titles. She also co-captained the women’s squad that won the program’s fourth national championship.
Arsenault was a seven-time All-American and held five Honorable Mention certificates. In addition to the 2005 relays, Arsenault was a member of the 200 freestyle relay team that won the 2002 national crown. She won a gold medal as a member of the 800 free relay at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, and a gold medal in the 200 free at the 2000 World Cup in Paris.
Arsenault earned a 3.82 grade point average majoring in science education.