Samantha Dirks
Samantha Dirks
Height: 5-8
Year: Junior
Hometown: Northridge, CA
High School: Granada Hills HS
Position: Sprints
EXP: 2V

CAL STATE NORTHRIDGE - 2013
Samantha Dirks reached the NCAA West Preliminary Round for the second straight year as part of the Matadors' 4x400 relay pool ... qualified for the 200 meters as well as the 4x400 meter relay at the Big West Championships (May 11) ... ran a lifetime-best time of 24.35 in the 200 meter prelims but did not qualify for the 200 final by two spots ... ran the anchor leg of the 4x400 relay that finished fifth at the conference championships in 3:43.26 ... also was on the anchor leg for the quartet that ran a season-best 3:41.72 at the Mt. SAC Relays (Apr. 20) ... posted personal-bests of 11.91 in the 100 at the Pasadena Games (Mar. 23) and 55.92 at the Mt. SAC Relays. INDOOR SEASON: Qualified for the MPSF Championships (Feb. 23) in the 200 meters as well as the 4x400 relay ... finished 23rd in the 200 meter prelims in a personal-best 25.15 while also anchoring the 4x400 relay that placed seventh in a season-best 3:45.18 ... was one of three CSUN women named to the 2013 MPSF All-Academic Team.


2012
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). INDOOR SEASON: Did not compete.


2011
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 actors Christoph Waltz and Angela Bassett, the TV show "Girls", the movie "Matilda" and the music of A Tribe Called Quest ... says the best thing about being an athlete is "staying fit" ... says the most famous person she's ever met is Brandon Boyd ... major is Biology.


OUTDOOR CAREER BESTS 

100 Meters: 11.91 - Pasadena Games (3/23/13)

200 Meters: 24.35 - Big West Championships (5/11/13)

400 Meters: 55.92 - Mt. SAC Relays (4/20/13)

INDOOR CAREER BESTS 

60 Meters: 7.73 - Great Dane Classic (1/18/13)

200 Meters: 25.15 - MPSF Championships (2/23/13)

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