Samantha Jaffe
Samantha Jaffe
Height: 5-3
Year: Junior
Hometown: Fayetteville, N.Y.
High School: Jamesville-DeWitt
Major: Exercise Science/Doctorate of Physical Therapy

2016 Season: Named to the Great Northeast Athletic Conference First Team after placing sixth for the second straight year at the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Championship and registered a time of 20:14 to eclipse her previous record-time by 16 seconds on October 29 at historic Franklin Park in Boston ... Tabbed to the GNAC All-Academic Team ... Earned a pair of top-10 finishes during the season, including an eighth-place effort in the two-mile Seventh Annual Fens Classic at Roberto Clemente Field in Boston after clocking in at 12:40 ... Placed 188th at the NCAA Division III New England Regional Championship with a time of 24:33.87 in the six-kilometer race in Westfield, Mass.

2015 Season: One of two newcomers on the squad to compete in all six meets for the Sharks ... Turned in a personal-record time of 20:30 as the team's top finisher at the 35th Annual Women's Codfish Bowl and placed 35th overall on September 26 ... Earned All-Conference status with a sixth-place showing at the GNAC Championship following a time of 20:39 ... Recorded a personal-best 6K time of 24:33.3 at the NCAA Division III New England Regionals on November 14 to place 160th ... Registered three sub-21 minute marks during the season.

High School/Personal:
Four-year letterwinner in cross country, indoor track and outdoor track for Jamesville-DeWitt High School ... Named to the Onondaga High School Freedom League Second Team three times for the Red Rams' cross country squad ... Placed 10th in the OHSL Freedom Cross Country Championship as a senior and 11th as a junior ... Ranked among the top 15 in the Class B Rankings for the Red Rams' cross country squad during her senior year... Tabbed a New York State Public High School Athletic Association Scholar Athlete for her senior campaign ... Helped the JDHS cross country team win the OHSL Freedom crown in her senior season and was a member of the Sectional Championship indoor track team from 2012-15 ... Competed in the State Qualifying meet for the Jamesville-DeWitt indoor track squad ... Chosen a Captain for the JDHS cross country team as a senior as well as the indoor track team as a junior and senior ... Earned High Honor Roll accolades all four years at Jamesville-DeWitt High ... Served as President of the Outdoor Pursuits Club as well as Vice-President of the Spanish National Honor Society at JDHS ... Member of Girls Ambassadors for Human Rights within the Fayetteville, N.Y. community ... Member of the National Honors Society and Mathematics Honor Society for James-DeWitt High School ... Born August 20, 1997 ... Majoring in Exercise Science and is in the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program in addition to minoring in Nutrition at Simmons ... Daughter of May and Norman Jaffe ... Serves as Vice President of Exercise Science Liaison at Simmons ... Enjoys hiking, biking, baking and traveling and has an interest in nutrition.