Samantha Dirks
Samantha Dirks
Height: 5-8
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Northridge, CA
High School: Granada Hills HS
Position: Sprints
EXP: 1V

CAL STATE NORTHRIDGE - 2012
Samantha Dirks reached the NCAA West Preliminary as part of the Matadors' 4x400 relay ... ran the anchor leg as CSUN finished 22nd in qualifying in a time of 3:42.53 ... qualified for both the 100 and 200 meters as well as the 4x100 meter relay at the Big West Championships (May 12) ... ran a time of 12.31 in the 100 meter prelims and 25.00 in the 200 meter prelims but did not qualify for event finals ... ran the anchor leg of the 4x100 relay that finished second in the conference in a season-best 46.04 ... posted season-bests of 12.16 in the 100 and 24.91 in the 200 at the Cal State LA Twilight Open (Apr. 19) ... did not compete during the 2012 indoor season.


2011
Dirks redshirted both the indoor and outdoor seasons for the Matadors as a true freshman.


GRANADA HILLS HIGH SCHOOL
Competed in both track & basketball at Granada Hills High School in Granada Hills, Calif. ... was a post player for the Highlanders basketball team in 2009-10 ... graduated in 2011 with a 3.2 grade point average.


PERSONAL
Born December 18, 1992 in Pasadena, Calif. ... has one sister, Jessica who also attends CSUN ... favorites include Chicago Bull Derek Rose, the movie "Friday", Thai food and the music of A Tribe Called Quest ... says the best thing about being an athlete is "staying fit" ... says the best athlete she's ever competed against is Carmelita Jeter ... major is Biology.


OUTDOOR CAREER BESTS 

100 Meters: 12.16 - Cal State LA Twilight Open (4/19/12)

200 Meters: 24.94 - Cal State LA Twilight Open (4/19/12)