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Sam Flessner
Position: Back
Year: Senior
Hometown: Springfield, Ill.
High School: Sacred Heart-Griffin

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2013-2014: Flessner began the season with a second-place finish in the 100 backstroke against Xavier and a third-place finish in the 200 backstroke. Against Cleveland State, he finished fourth in both events. He finished fifth in the 100 backstroke against Purdue and took second in the 200 backstroke against the Boilermakers. At the Miami Invitational, Flessner took 12th in the 100 backstroke, seventh in the 200 backstroke, 25th in the 100 butterfly and 26th in the 200 IM. He earned his first individual win of the season against Cincinnati, taking the 100 backstroke. He took second in the 100 butterfly against the Bearcats. He finished fourth in the 100 backstroke against both Evansville and Buffalo. He finished sixth in the 50 freestyle against Evansville and took fourth in the 200 backstroke against Buffalo. Flessner was a fourth-place finisher against Eastern Michigan in the 100 backstroke and earned a first-place finish in the 400 medley relay against Ball State. At the MAC Championships, Flessner took 16th in the 200 IM, 12th in the 100 backstroke and 13th in the 200 backstroke. At the season's end, Flessner was also honored as Academic All-MAC.

2012-2013:  Flessner's season started with a third-place finish in the 100 backstroke and a second-place finish in the 200 back against Xavier. He took third in the 200 freestyle at Evansville and finished sixth in both the 100 and 200 back contests at Purdue. In the match against Cleveland State, Flessner took fourth in the 100 back and sixth in the 200 back. In the Miami Invitational, he placed 17th in the 200 back and 22nd in the 100 back races, and took 38th in the 200 IM preliminary event. He finished fourth in the 100 back and third in the 200 back at Cincinnati, then finished fourth in the 200 back against Buffalo. In the final home meet of the season against Ball State, Flessner took fourth in the 200 IM.

2010-11: Swam to a third-place finish against Ball State in the 200 back, his best of the year ... finished 19th in the 200 back and 22nd in the 100 back at the Miami Invitational ... competed in eight meets ... recorded top times of 1:56.66 in the 200 back, 53.79 in the 100 back, 2:02.04 in the 200 IM, 58.36 in the 100 fly and 23.11 in the 50 free.

High School: Three-time state qualifier ... all-conference all four years ... five-time conference champions ... school record-holder in 200 IM, 200 medley relay and 400 free relay.

Personal: Parents are John and Cindy Flessner ... born July 29, 1992 ... majoring in finance.

Flessner's Career Bests
EventTime
50 Freestyle 23.11
100 Butterfly 58.36
100 Backstroke 53.79
200 Backstroke 1:56.66
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