20 All-America Awards

93 All-GLIAC Awards

Samanthia Johnson
Samanthia Johnson
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Kingston, Jamaica
High School: Immaculate Conception
Position: Throws

2017-18: Indoor – Competed in both the shot put and hammer throw at six different meets. Recorded a career-best in the weight throw at the Pointer Invitational with a toss of 54’10.75” which ranks third-best in program history. Johnson took the top spot at the Opener with a distance of 53’01.75”. In the shot put, Johnson recorded a throw of 38’11.00” at the Pointer Invitational which ranks fourth-best in NMU history.

Outdoor – Did not compete.

2016-17: Indoor - Earned a victory in the weight throw as well as a pair of runner-up performances in the event. Throw a career-best in the event at the Opener, finishing second with a toss of 52 feet. Finished 20th a the GLIAC Championships in the weight throw. 

Outdoor - Advanced to the NCAA II Championships in the discus, finishing 12th. Earned four victories during the spring, while also setting career bests in the discus (162'3") and hammer throw (165'10"). 

2015-16: Indoor - Finished in 21st place at the GLIAC Championship for the weight throw (47-06.25) with her best throw coming at the Doug Hansen open (50-09.25) in a fourth place finish.

Outdoor - Finished in 26th place at the GLIAC Championship for the javelin throw (87-00.00). Marked her best discus throw at the GVSU Last Chance Meet and placed 3rd (158-07.00).

2014-15: Indoor - Finished in 21st place at the GLIAC Championship for the weight throw (15.60m) with her best throw coming at the Lake Superior Challenge (15.64m) in a fifth place finish.  Had a pair of throws over 11-meters in the shot put; Northern Challenge (11.32m) and Titan Challenge (11.03m).

Outdoor - Earned All-American accolades for the discus with an 8th place finish at the NCAA Championships.  The 48.51-meter discus throw also set a new school record.  She had five top-five finishes in the event and won at the GLIAC Championship (48.13m).  Her best hammer throw came at the Al Owen Classic (41.86m).

2013-14: Her best discus throw came at the NCAA Outdoor Championships where she had a throw of 143'2".

Before NMU: Top 8 in the discus at ISSA Boys' and Girls' Championships from 2008-2013.  Finished 3rd at CAC in the Dominican Republic for the discus in 2010.

Personal: Daughter of Mitzie Greene. Zoology major. Born on July 24th, 1994.