Sam Decker
Sam  Decker


Canal Winchester, Ohio

High School:
Canal Winchester



Class of 2016: Meet the Sophomores

NCAA qualifiers Josh Fleagle and DJ MacDonald highlight the group


No. 4 Ohio State Defeats Wright State, 159-106

Buckeyes dominate with top times, scores in each event


No. 9 Ohio State Tops West Virginia, 177-99

Buckeyes take first place in 10 events


No. 10 Ohio State, Miami Compete In Relay-Only Meet

Buckeyes return to action in two weeks for annual Ohio State Invitational

At a glance: Competes primarily as a sprint freestyle specialist for the Buckeyes.

As a freshman (2013): Began collegiate career at a home meet vs. Kenyon and Cleveland State, swimming the 50 and 100 freestyle events ... dropped a season-best in the 50 freestyle at the Ohio State Invitational (21.23) ... in the 100 freestyle, earned a season-best time of 45.40 at the NCAA Last Chance Qualifing Meet.

Background: Won the state championship in the 100 freestyle in 2011 ... captained the Canal Winchester swim team ... earned all-state recognition ... describes a trip to the state championships during his junior season as his greatest sports thrill ... the program at the time only had enough to form a relay with only four men on the roster ... also a four year member of the track and field team ... plans to major in engineering ... son of Brian and Pat Decker ... has two siblings, Nick and Andy.

Sam Decker