Plano, Texas
Previous School
High School
Spring Creek Academy

2011 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2010 Second Team All-American (UB)
2010 SEC Academic Honor Roll

Stepped into the all-around lineup for the first time in her career in the last two meets of the season at the SEC Championship (3/19) and NCAA Athens Regional (4/2) … Only competed on vault twice and scored a 9.85 at the SEC Championship and a 9.825 at the NCAA Regional … Posted season highs of 9.85 on vault, 9.85 on bars, 9.90 on beam, 9.90 on floor and 38.900 in the all-around … Scored at least a 9.80 or higher in 15 of 26 total routines … Finished her career with seven individual titles – five on beam, one on bars and one on floor … Won two individual titles in 2011 – a beam title against Georgia (2/18) with a 9.9 and a floor title against New Hampshire (3/4) with a 9.9 … Set career highs of 9.85 on vault at the SEC Championship and 38.900 in the all-around at the regional … Tied her career high with a 9.9 on floor against New Hampshire … Had arguably her best meet of the season at Alabama (3/11) with a 9.85 on bars, beam and floor … Hampered by a sprained ankle for half the season that caused her to miss the Auburn meet (1/14) and only compete on beam in eight of 12 meets and floor in five of 12 … Tied for second at the NCAA Regional with a 9.85 on beam … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the second straight year.

Was integral all season on bars, beam and floor as she competed on beam and floor in every meet and only missed one meet on bars because of a minor injury … Earned her first All-America honor with Second Team recognition for scoring a 9.85 on bars at the NCAA Championship Prelims (4/22) … Also picked up her first SEC Academic Honor Roll recognition … Third on the team with a 9.810 average on bars and second on the team with a 9.770 beam average … Finished the season ranked 19th on beam with a 9.870 regional qualifying score … Had a string of seven straight meets with at least a 9.80 on beam … Captured four individual event titles during the season – three on beam and one on bars … Won beam titles in three straight meets with a career-high 9.925 against Oregon State (3/5), a 9.90 against Iowa (3/12) and another 9.925 at Centenary (3/19) … Won the bars title with a career-high 9.95 versus Texas Woman’s (2/12) … Scored a 9.80 or higher in 10 of 13 bars routines … Had one of her best meets of the season at the NCAA Northeast Regional (4/10) when she tallied a 9.85 on beam, 9.825 on bars and a 9.80 on floor … Led LSU to its season-high of 197.150 against Iowa by scoring a 9.90 on beam, season-best 9.85 on floor and a 9.80 on bars.

Competed every meet on bars and was a regular in the beam lineup … Also competed five times on floor … Scored a career high 9.875 on bars against Florida (2/6) and posted 11 scores of 9.80 or higher on bars after not competing in the event at all as a freshman … Tied her career high on beam with two 9.85’s on the season – against Florida (2/6) and at the NCAA Championship Prelims (4/16) … After not competing on floor in eight straight meets, she tallied a season-high 9.825 in the Super Six (4/17) … Performed well at the NCAA Central Regional (4/4) and the Championship Prelims when she posted a 9.80 on bars both times and a 9.825 on beam at the regional and 9.85 in the prelims … Captured her first career individual title by scoring a 9.825 on beam at Iowa (1/9).

A mainstay in the Tigers’ beam and floor lineups this season … Averaged a 9.7038 on the floor, posting nine scores of 9.800 or higher in 16 meets … Scored a career-high 9.850 on the beam versus Auburn and West Virginia (2/8) … Posted a career-high 9.900 on the floor against Washington (3/7) … Performed exceptionally well at the NCAA Central Regionals, notching a 9.800 on the beam and a 9.850 on the floor … Posted a 9.825 on the floor and a 9.750 in the Tigers preliminary round at the NCAA Championships (4/24) … Scored a 9.850 on the floor at the Super Six (4/25).

Trained under Larry McDoungh and Brian Streeter at Metroplex Gymnastics … A four-time Level 10 J.O. National qualifier … Was the 2007 national floor champion … Won the all-around and beam titles and placed fifth on both the vault and bars at the 2005 national meet … Won both the state and regional all-around titles before going on to finish eighth at the national championships in 2004 … Attended Spring Creek Academy … Graduated with a 3.9 grade point average … Was a member of the National Honors Society each of her four years of high school … Was also given the Pride of Texas Award in 2005.

Full name is Samantha Rose Engle … Daughter of Sandra and Gary Holsaple … Born August 26, 1989 … Majoring in Kinesiology.

Vault: 9.850 (3-19-11 at SEC Championship)
Bars: 9.950 (2-12-10 vs. Texas Woman’s)
Beam: 9.925 (twice; Last: 3-19-10 at Centenary)
Floor: 9.900 (twice; Last: 3-4-11 vs. New Hampshire)
All-Around: 38.900 (4-2-11 at NCAA Athens Regional)

Bars: 1
Beam: 5
Floor: 1
Total: 7


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