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Women's Cross Country - Fri, Jan. 3, 2014

The Point women's cross country team picked up another commitment for the 2014 class Thursday when Samantha Greenlee announced she will sign with the Skyhawks. The highly touted sophomore runner from Pasco Hernando Community College in Florida ranks as the number one junior college runner in Florida. Greenlee will join Point boasting a 18:48 PR in the 5K distance.

She is a two time JUCO All-American in cross country and the half marathon. Greenlee earned honors by running a 19:34 and a 19:23 in the NJCAA Cross Country Championships in 2012 and 2013, respectively.

Michael Caldwell, head cross country coach, was excited to hear that Greenlee will be joining his squad in the fall.

"Samantha is a very talented and determined student-athlete that we are so pleased to have on our campus. The success of our women's team and the opportunity to earn a degree from an institution like Point University is the reason we were able to compete with more than a dozen schools that offered Samantha a scholarship," said Caldwell. "Samantha is going to do great things at Point and she will be one of our front runners who will help make everyone else better."

Get to know Samantha Greenlee:

Q: Samantha, you were recruited by a lot of schools, what made you decide to come to Point University?

A: I decided on Point for many reasons. I wanted to strengthen my faith with Jesus Christ. This way I have classes that are focused on the Bible. It will help my heart now to better my days here on earth and to a secure a promise for a soul. I also chose Point for the genuine interest I got from the coach. There is nothing better than to have someone there for you and not just to use you as a number. Lastly, I chose Point because they run a competitive schedule with races all over the southeast.

Q: What do you plan on majoring in at Point?

A: I am majoring in exercise science. I want to be a coach one day. Understanding the way a body performs and how to get the best performance, I think, is key.

Q: What are your individual and team goals for the next couple years at Point?

A: My goal for my time at Point is to hit 17's on my 5k time. I believe I have the heart, dedication and ability. I just need proper training and management. I would love for our team to place top ten at nationals. It is always a privilege to walk beside some of the best athletes out there and it's possible with hard work, dedication and team work.