Sam Hammond
Sam Hammond
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Oakdale, Minn.
High School: North
Team: Men

Honors: 2015 Captain ... 2014 USCSCA National Collegiate All-Academic Ski Team ... 2014 Captain ... 2013 USCSCA All-Academic ... 2012 USCSCA All-Academic

As a Junior: Competed in all 12 of team's events ... was among the top five for SMC skiers on six occasions ... posted a 45.43.9 in the 10K classic and a 50:34.9 in the 15K freestyle at the Colby Carnival on Jan. 17-18 ... fourth among the Purple Knights with a time of 1:01:28.4 in the mass-start 20K freestyle at the New Hampshire Carnival on Jan. 24-25 ... logged the third-best Purple and Gold time in the 10K freestyle (32:26.3) at the Vermont Carnival on Feb. 1-2 ... also placed third among SMC skiers in the 10K freestyle (32:40.6) at the Dartmouth Carnival on Feb. 7-8 ... finished fourth on team in the mass-start 20K freestyle (57:25.5) at the Middlebury Carnival/EISA Championship on Feb. 21-22.

As a Sophomore: Competed in eight events ... fourth among SMC skiers in both the 20K freestyle (1:02:05.5) and 3K prologue freestyle (9:49.6) at the Saint Lawrence Carnival on Jan. 18-19 ... skied a 33:17.7 in the 10K classic and a 58:44.8 in the 20K freestyle mass start at the Colby Carnival on Jan. 26-27, taking third on the team in the latter ... third among Purple Knights in the 10K freestyle (32:41.7) and the 10K classic (35:10.0) at the Vermont Carnival on Feb. 2-3 ... clocked in at 38:54.6 for the 10K classic at the Dartmouth Carnival on Feb. 8 as the third Saint Michael's finisher ... third Purple Knight to finish the 10K classic (35:39.4) at the Middlebury Carnival on Feb. 15.

As a Freshman: Placed 63rd in the 10K freestyle with a time of 33:01.2 at the Dartmouth Carnival on Feb. 10 ... skied a 1:15:22.7 to finish 59th in the 20K classic MS at Dartmouth on Feb. 11 ... finished 66th in the 10K free technique with a time of 32:31.7 and placed 66th in the 20K classic MS, at 2:05:54.2, at the Middlebury Carnival/EISA Championship on Feb. 24 and 25, respectively.

High School: Competed in four years of track & field, and three years of cross country and Nordic skiing at North High School ... earned Nordic skiing honorable mention as a senior ... served as student council president ... won the Outstanding Musician Award ... was a two-year Knowledge-Bowl captain.

Personal: Samuel Jonathan Hammond ... son of Jon Hammond and Patricia Murray ... majoring in history and secondary education ... Dean's List qualifier ... Admissions tour guide and resident assistant at Saint Michael's ... member of Saint Michael's men's cross country team in 2011 and 2014.