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Sam Tierney
Sam Tierney

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Plano, TX

High School:
Plano West Senior High

Position:
Free/Back/Breast


04/02/2014

Tiger Talk Top-10 Moments of 2013-14

Fans can vote for top moment of the year!

03/28/2014

Tierney Earns Fifth-Place Finish at NCAAs

Mizzou sits 13th overall with one day remaining

03/27/2014

Bonuchi Takes Fourth on 1-Meter at Day One of NCAAs

Bonuchi earned his ninth career All-America honor

03/12/2014

Tigers Send 11 to NCAA Men's Championships

Mizzou qualifies five swimmers and two divers, in addition to four who will swim only relays

02/21/2014

Mizzou Posts Three Top-Three Finishes at Day Four of SECs

Mizzou Posts Three Top-Three Finishes at Day Four of SECs

2012-13 (Sophomore): Became only the second Mizzou male swimmer to earn first team All-America honors ... Also earned two All-America honorable mention honors at the NCAA Championships ... Placed seventh in the 100 breast and 10th in the 200 breast at NCAAs ... Was also a part of Mizzou's 11th-place 200 medley relay team at the NCAA Championships ... Holds Missouri's 100 breast (52.42), 200 breast (1:53.42) and 200 IM (1:45.52) records ... Also ranks second in the 100 back (46.98), fifth in the 200 back (1:46.03) and sixth in the 50 free (19.96) at Mizzou ... At the SEC Championships, took fourth in the 200 breast and seventh in the 100 breast ... Won the 100 back and 200 breast at Georgia ... Also placed first in the 200 breast and second in the 200 IM against Drury ... Took second in the 100 back and third in the 200 IM at the Show-Me Showdown ... Finished third in the 100 free against Missouri State ... Was fourth in the 100 breast at the Mizzou Invite.

2011-12 (Freshman): At the Big 12 Championships, placed fifth in the 100 breast (54.85) and 200 breast (1:58.92) ... Against Northestern and Denver, claimed second in the 200 breast (2:01.88) ... Took third in the 100 breast (55.09) and 200 breast (1:59.04) at the Mizzou Invite ... Had another third-place finish against Minnesota in the 200 breast (2:04.50) ... Placed fourth in the 200 breast (2:07.03) against Kentucy and SIU.

High School: Attended Plano West Senior High School and swam for the City of Plan Swimmers ... Placed fourth in the 100 breast and seventh in the 50 free at the 2011 Class 5A State Championships ... Helped Plano West claim the 2011 district title as he finished first in the 50 free and 100 back ... Started swimming competitively when he was 16 years old.

Personal: Son of Anne and Bob Tierney... Father swam at USC ... Has one sister, Megan ... Majoring in finance.

TIERNEY'S TOP TIMES (SCY)
Event Time Date Meet
50 Free 19.96 3/28/13 NCAA Championships
100 Back 46.98 11/29/12 Mizzou Invite
100 Breast 52.46 11/30/12 Mizzou Invite
200 Breast 1:53.42 12/1/12 Mizzou Invite
200 IM 1:45.04 11/21/13 Mizzou Invite