Women's Cross Country

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    Joy Samuels
    Joy Samuels

    Class:
    Freshman

    Hometown:
    Granada Hills, Calif.

    High School:
    Chaminade Colleg Prep.

    Height:
    5-9

    Birthdate:
    04/02/1990

    At USC: Joy Samuels is beginning her first season as a cross country runner for USC.

    High School: Samuels is a 2008 graduate of Chaminade College Preparatory High School in West Hills, Calif...Led Chaminade to a fifth place finish at the Mission League Finals on Oct. 30...Led her school in the season-opening win vs. Grace Brethren and was the Chaminade's top runner with a time of 19:58 in the league-opening loss vs. Louisville at the 2.9 mile Balboa Park course...was the 2006 Mission League cross country champion (17:44) and league MVP...Also was the 2007 Mission League 1600m champion...Received All-Mission League honors all four seasons...Had PRs of 2:18 in the 800m, 5:20 in the 1600m, 17:44 in the 2.9 mile cross country race and 18:35 in the 5K.

    Personal: Was awarded the "2007 Champion for Character" by the CIF-Southern Section, given to a select few student-athletes who consistently display positive attitudes, leadership abilities, sportsmanship and academic excellence...Her dad Troy attended USC and she says she fell in love with the campus...Would like to visit Africa and Japan...After graduation would like to volunteer for the Peace Corps...Is an undeclared major at USC.