Samantha Gainor - Bowling - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#16 Samantha Gainor

Class Fifth Year
Hometown Chesterfield, Mich.
High School L'Anse Creuse North
Major Economics

Student-Athlete Features — Gainor Grows Into Greatness
Vanderbilt Hustler — Gainor’s quest for tournament gold and glory

As a Fifth-Year Senior (2021-22)

  • Named to 2021-22 Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • MVP of the Colonial Lanes Classic with a 226 average
  • Southland Bowling League Academic Honor Roll
  • NTCA All-Academic

As a Senior (2020-21)

  • NTCA honorable mention All-America
  • Named MVP of the Lady Techsters Invite
  • Rolled a 775 (193.75 averaged) to place 11th at the LA Tech Invite
  • Vanderbilt Athletics March 2021 Student-Athlete of the Month

As a Junior (2019-20)

  • NTCA third team All-American
  • Recipient of the Harry Stoddard Award, presented to the Commodore with outstanding work ethic, enthusiasm and selflessness as voted upon by the entire team
  • Southland Bowling League first team all-conference
  • Stormin’ Blue & Gray White Classic all-tournament team (finished fifth)
  • Finished 12th at the Mid-Winter Classic
  • Finished 17th at the Prairie View A&M Invitational
  • Finished 27th at the Hawk Flight Invite

As a Sophomore (2018-19)

  • Third team All-American
  • Made four all-tournament teams
  • Ranked 13th in NCAA in overall average (20.18) & seventh in makeable spares
  • Converted 3-4-6-7 split in 1st frame of seventh game of 2018 NCAA title match

As a Freshman (2017-18)

  • Bowled in leadoff position in NCAA Championship Game, notching 12 spares and two strikes in seven baker games
  • Made all-tournament team at Stephen F. Austin
  • Averaged 19.98 in baker play and 19.59 in traditional games

The Gainor File

  • Member of Go Green Club
  • Member of LinkCrew as a freshman transition leader
  • Earned Presidential Community Service Award for having over 100 hours of community service
  • 2015 Dexter All-America Team
  • Places 21st at 2016 Junior gold
  • Named Macomb County Miss Bowler 2016
  • Qualified for state championships all four years of high school
  • Named to all-state first team in 2015 and 2016
  • 2016 Detroit Free Press Dream Team selection
  • Owns five Michigan Junior Masters Association titles